Uneven Pavement Accidents
Driving on perfect road conditions can be hazardous as it is, but when you throw uneven pavement or other structural issues into the mix, it can become far worse for you and the other drivers around you. Towns, cities, and states are responsible for the upkeep of their roads, but unfortunately, there are many crumbling roadways and bridges across the United States that have been ignored for years. Trying to navigate these hazards can feel like you are driving through an obstacle course, and even if you are an experienced and responsible driver, you are never truly safe from other drivers’ reactions to these types of obstacles.
In addition, as a pedestrian you may also encounter uneven pavement or walkways that can lead to serious injuries, either by causing you to slip, trip, and fall, or causing a driver to cause a pedestrian accident. Again, these hazardous conditions should be someone else’s responsibility, and we will help you find them and hold them accountable.
If you have been in an accident that was caused by uneven pavement or other roadway issues, it can be difficult to determine who is responsible for your accident, and even more difficult to then get the money that you are entitled to from their representative insurance company. Luckily for you, the team at Fasig | Brooks has years of experience handling cases similar to yours, and will be happy to take on your case and help you fight to get the compensation that you deserve.
Contact Us Now For a Free Initial Consultation
The sooner you request your free consultation, the sooner we will be able to start working through the key details necessary in order to determine who is responsible for your accident, and how to go about getting the money that you are entitled to. It can be overwhelming, whether or not you are suffering from serious injuries, to determine how to move forward with a case like this, and can be even more difficult to understand exactly how to fight to get everything that you deserve while the insurance company aggressively pushes back on every possible counter-offer.
During our free initial consultation, we will be able to go over the details of your crash and give you a better idea of how we would move forward immediately as your representative motorcycle accident attorneys. Knowing that there is someone who will help you through this process can alleviate an enormous amount of pressure right off the bat, which will give you the emotional space necessary to focus on your injuries, your recovery, and moving forward from your accident as best as possible.
Who Is At Fault For An Uneven Pavement Accident?
The first question that we will need to answer in order to file an insurance claim is who is actually responsible for your accident. We will need to look at the specifics of the accident to learn more. Was the pavement uneven because it was under construction, or was it the result of a degrading roadway and a pothole? If the roadway was uneven due to construction, were there proper signs alerting you of the construction area and uneven pavement, or not? The same could be asked about a pothole.
If the road was under construction at the time of your accident, we will need to identify the construction company responsible for these dangerous conditions and determine if we will need to move forward with a claim against a surety bond, with an insurance policy, or perhaps both. If it was an issue of improper maintenance or repair on behalf of the municipality, then we will need to work with the appropriate agency in order to determine the next steps.
In other cases, it may be an issue on a sidewalk or private roadway that is maintained by an individual or company, and we may need to file a claim with their homeowner’s policy or other property-specific insurance. Regardless, the fact remains that our first step will be to identify the liable party for the uneven pavement, and then develop a strong argument for why they are responsible for the accident that you were involved in. If we are unable to prove that they are to blame for your accident, then we will not have many options to seek compensation from their insurance.