Many of you may not know that you can recover damages if a dangerous or defective road causes you to crash in your vehicle.
I have dealt with all sorts of defective and dangerous road cases. Some cases involve holes, bumps, debris, rocks, gravel, poorly maintained roads, defectively designed roads, curves, intersections, signals, guard rails, etc.
Some of these types of cases are utterly devastating to the victims.
I recently saw a TV news special where it was flat out stated that many defective roads are known about, but are not being repaired due to budget deficits related to the recession.
The recession and the economy do not excuse anyone from maintaining a dangerous or defective road.
If you are on a public road in California, and the road caused you to crash and become injured, you will need to file a governmental claim with the appropriate governmental agency within 6 months from the day you had your accident.
If the governmental entity rejects your claim within 45 days of receipt of claim, you have 6 months from the date of the rejection to file a lawsuit against the governmental entity.
If they do not reject the claim, you have 2 years to sue from the date of the accident.
If you are on a private road on private property, you have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.
Defective and Dangerous road cases are very complex to such an extent that many personal injury attorneys do not do these types of cases.
I handle these types of cases. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous or defective road, give me a call for a free consultation 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at 800-816-1529, ext. 1, or you may submit your case to us through the blog by clicking here.
By California Personal Injury Attorney Norman Gregory Fernandez, Esq., © March 9, 2011