Vegas Motor Vehicle Lawyer Explains Crashes Caused By Road Hazards
Any motorist traveling on the roads in the state of Nevada has the right to expect that the road will be designed in a safe way and that it will be maintained with reasonable care so it does not create a danger for drivers, bicyclists, or pedestrians. Unfortunately, not all roads are as safe as they should be. In fact, some can be downright dangerous and can significantly increase the risk of a motor vehicle accident occurring.
If you are hurt or if your loved one is killed on a road that is hazardous, you may have a right to pursue a claim for compensation from those who designed the unsafe road or from those who should have been maintaining it.
Unfortunately, pursuing a claim can be very complicated when road hazards are the cause of your crash — especially if the entity that should have been maintaining the road is a government entity.
Because of the complexities of making a successful claim and being able to recover monetary damages for your crash losses, it is important that you get legal help from hazardous roadways accident lawyers if you have been hurt as a result of a collision resulting from dangerous road conditions. LV Personal Injury Lawyers firm is here and ready to help you take on those who harmed you, even if it was your own government that was to blame for the damage you have endured.
What are Hazardous Roadway Accidents?
Hazardous roadway accidents are crashes that happen because there are problems with the roads. This could include:
- Roads that are not well-paved
- Poorly designed roads
- Roads where it is difficult to see road signs
- Roads where large vehicles cannot safely travel due to curves or elevations
- Roads with debris in them
- Roads that are poorly maintained
- Roads with lanes that are too narrow
- Intersections where visibility is impaired
In Las Vegas, hazardous roadway accidents can also occur when weather conditions make a road impassable or difficult to traverse. The key is, with all of these types of crashes, some issue with the condition of the road is the major contributing factor in a crash occurring.
Who is Responsible for Hazardous Roadway Accidents?
If you are hurt in a crash or your loved one is killed in an accident, you can recover compensation for losses if any outside party is to blame for the accident happening. This means that if a hazardous roadway causes a crash to occur, you should be able to pursue a claim for monetary damages from whoever was responsible for the road being an unsafe place to travel.
There are different entities and individuals who could be held responsible for hazardous roads. First and foremost, when a road is poorly designed, those who designed it could be liable for any crashes that result. Unfortunately, often it is government employees and government agencies responsible for the design of the road. Pursuing a claim against government officials or entities is difficult because of sovereign immunity rules.
Sovereign immunity rules date back to England when commoners couldn’t sue the king. Now, however, they apply to shield government employees and some government agencies from lawsuits against their conduct while carrying out official business. Sovereign immunity rules do not entirely preclude government agencies from being sued, but they make it more difficult for accident victims to successfully pursue claims.
However, Nevada personal injury attorney Zachary D. Clayton is not afraid to stand up to government entities and to try to get them to pay what is owed for injuries or for a death that has occurred. We will fight on your behalf to help you navigate the system and get the full monetary compensation you deserve for injuries resulting from road hazards.
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Individuals and private companies may be wholly or partly to blame for accidents, as well. Victims can obtain compensation from a driver who failed to operate a vehicle safety in light of hazardous conditions, such as by slowing down when there is adverse weather. And, if private companies created a safety hazard on the road, they too can be held liable for losses.
Compensation for Hazardous Roadway Accidents
Compensation for hazardous roadway accidents could include payment for any actual financial loss experienced as a direct result of the accident. Victims can also receive compensation for non-financial losses, which are called compensatory damages. And surviving family members of victims killed in accidents can be compensated for the loss they endured due to their family member passing away.
Victims should be compensated not only for an accident that has occurred up to the time of the settlement or court case — it’s also important that those who have been hurt are compensated for ongoing and future damages due to the hazardous roadway accident. Since serious injuries can lead to a need for ongoing medical treatment and can prevent you from working or reduce your earning power, it is important that you consult with experts in Las Vegas to help provide evidence of the full extent of ongoing losses.
Getting Help From Nevada Hazardous Roadway Accidents Lawyers
Nevada hazardous roadway accident lawyers at LV Personal Injury Lawyers can provide personalized one-on-one advice that helps you to recover from a crash that occurs due to road dangers.
We will work to help you take action in court or out of it against individuals, private companies, and government agencies that caused or contributed to your accident. To find out more about the help we can offer, give our Vegas injury attorneys a call today.