Nearly every driver on the road has experienced some sort of poor road condition. Perhaps you’ve run over a pothole so large it ruined your vehicle’s alignment, or have spun out on black ice. Poor road conditions can happen anywhere—but can you hold anyone liable for the accidents which result?
Depending on the specific facts of your case, the Law Offices of Tim Misny may be able to help. If you’ve been injured in an accident, we can help determine who may be at fault and which damages you can recover.
Who is responsible for road conditions?
Depending on the type of accident, you might not be able to file a claim against another driver—especially in single car accidents. However, you may be able to file a claim against the government agency responsible for the roads, or private parties.
For example, if the road itself were to blame, a plaintiff could sue local, state or federal government agency. This is applicable in cases where the government was responsible for curing a road condition, but failed to do so.
Alternatively, if the government contracted with a private company to build, repair or maintain the road, they may be held responsible. If the accident occurred on a private road, the landowner would be responsible for maintaining that road.
Finally, if another product was to blame, such as defective guardrails, the manufacturer may be held responsible.
Ultimately, liability can depend on a lot of factors. It’s best to contact an experienced attorney to determine what your rights and obligations may be.
What kind of damages can be recovered when road conditions are at fault?
While every case is unique, many at-fault accident cases can recover the following damages:
- Medical bills: Any medical bills which stemmed from the accident.
- Property damage: Damage to your car or other property as a result of the accident.
- Lost income: The wages you lost as a result of recovering from the accident.
- Pain and suffering: Noneconomic damages to compensate for long term injuries, physical distress and more.
Because every case is different, consulting with the Law Offices of Tim Misny is a must. After we review your claim, we can let you know whether you have a case and which entities may be responsible. We’ll help you understand your legal options and what you stand to recover.
Talk to an Ohio accident lawyer today
The Law Offices of Tim Misny can help you with your accident case. When you’re the victim of negligence or recklessness, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office at (877) 944-4373 so that I can evaluate your case right away.