Austin Roadside Hazard Cases
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A significant portion of severe and fatal car accidents occur because a vehicle leaves the main road and strikes a hazardous object. In many cases, these accidents are made far more serious because of roadside hazards that never should have been there in the first place or roadside hazards that should have been protected by a guardrail or another type of crash barrier.
When roadside hazard crashes occur because of negligence, the responsible party — be it the government, a construction company, or another private businesses — should be held liable. These are complex legal cases and victims need qualified legal representation. If you or your loved one was injured in a crash involving a roadside hazard, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Austin auto accident attorney as soon as possible.
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Roadside hazard cases take many different forms. In some cases, a utility pole may be constructed in a dangerous location or may be negligently left unprotected. In other cases, construction crews conducting road maintenance may improperly leave equipment exposed to traffic. Unfortunately, private and government construction workers are sometimes encouraged to rush through projects, failing to comply with roadway and construction site safety standards.
To establish liability for a car wreck, a plaintiff must generally prove negligence. In roadside hazard cases, Texas car accident lawyers must first determine the duty of care owed to the plaintiffs — this is often done by referring to things like the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) guidelines and state transportation codes. When the standard of care is established, the plaintiff must put forward compelling evidence that supports the claim that the defendant failed to live up to that duty of care. In cases involving a claim against government entities, there is an additional hurdle of sovereign immunity that must be dealt with.
Auto accident victims may be entitled to recover financial relief for their damages. With some limited exceptions, personal injury damages are typically purely compensatory in nature. This means that injured victims must prove the extent of their losses/damages with supporting evidence. Our Austin, TX roadside hazard accident lawyers have the skills and experience to help injured victims maximize their recovery. Among other things, compensation may be available for emergency room treatment, other medical expenses, rehabilitative care, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and the wrongful death of a family member.
Our legal team can help. At DC Law, our Texas car accident lawyers have the skills and experience required to handle complex roadside hazard claims. If you or your loved one was injured in a crash caused by a roadside hazard, we can help you hold the negligent party accountable.
To set up a free, no obligation review of your case, please contact our legal team today at (512) 888-9999. With an office in Austin, we represent injured victims throughout Travis County, including in Elgin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, and Leander.