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There are many reasons a car accident can occur in New York City, including road defects. Street defects can cause damage to your car. Some can even cause a collision.
The New York City personal injury attorney of the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can help you with filing a claim for damages and injuries caused by road conditions. With over 25 years of experience handling personal injury cases, our legal team has the experience and skills necessary to fight government agencies responsible for the condition of our roads.
Contact our NYC law office today to schedule a free consultation with a road defects lawyer.
Being injured in a traffic accident can result in financial losses, physical injuries, and emotional trauma. Fortunately, the party or parties responsible for your car accident must compensate you for these damages.
At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our attorneys have nearly three decades of experience in personal injury law. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for accident victims. We can put our substantial resources and experience to work for you after your accident.
When you hire our New York City car accident lawyers, we will:
If you have questions about a car accident, contact our office for a free appointment with a personal injury attorney in New York City.
It can be challenging to find statistics for accidents caused by road conditions. These types of car accidents are not studied and documented as thoroughly as other types of car crashes.
However, some information can be found in the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey. The study revealed that road conditions contributed to about two percent of traffic accidents. Some of the conditions named in the report include road design, road debris, signs, and traffic signals.
Road conditions that could contribute to the cause of a traffic accident include:
The design, management, and maintenance of roads are the responsibilities of city, county, and state government agencies. If defective roads contributed to the cause of a car accident, those agencies could be liable for damages caused by the car crash.
Road defect injuries may include broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, whiplash, and other traumatic injuries. Road defects have also claimed the lives of accident victims, leading to wrongful death lawsuits.
You deserve to be compensated for your damages. Compensation could include money for several types of damages:
Before you can recover money for an accident claim, you must identify the parties responsible for the cause of the crash. You must then prove all legal elements required to hold those parties liable for your damages.
New York State, New York City, or one of the counties that make up NYC could be liable for a road defect car accident. The Department of Transportation in New York City is responsible for conducting inspections of the roads throughout the city. However, other government agencies could also be responsible for assessing and maintaining roads in the city.
Pursuing a personal injury claim against a government agency can be a complicated undertaking. First, you have just 90 days to file a notice of claim. Then, your deadline for filing a lawsuit against a city or state agency is just one year and 90 days after the accident.
The rules for filing injury claims against the government are much different from filing claims against individuals. An honest mistake could spoil your claim. It is in your best interest to contact a lawyer immediately if you were injured in a car accident caused by road conditions.
We are here to help you with your injury claim. Our legal team knows what to do when a claim involves a government agency.
Call us to request your free appointment with our road defects lawyer in New York City.
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