When you are trying to figure out who is to blame in a car accident, the answer is usually one of the drivers involved in the crash. You may be wondering who gets the blame if a road hazard actually caused the accident though. Whether you were the only one involved in the accident or there were multiple drivers and passengers harmed, a San Antonio, Texas car accident lawyer can help you sort through the facts of your case and hold any liable parties accountable for the hurt they caused.

Who Is Responsible for the Road Hazard?

First, you need to consider who is responsible for the road hazard. Sometimes no one is really to blame for dangerous road conditions. A good example of this is when slippery snow or ice causes an accident. All that you can do when you encounter this kind of hazard is to drive as safely as possible, and no one else can really be blamed if you get into a crash.

Sometimes a road hazard is caused by someone else though, and that person, company, or entity needs to be held responsible for the harm that comes to people as a result of this hazard. Some common examples of road hazards that can cause accidents include:

  • Roads with poor drainage
  • Blocked or inadequate road signage
  • Construction equipment left on the road
  • A truck that drops its supplies

Some hazards are unavoidable, but others are only left behind due to negligence. Our lawyers can help you figure out the difference.

Can a Driver Be Partially Blamed for an Accident?

Of course, a driver can still contribute to an accident when there was a road hazard. If a driver was going far over the speed limit or had a mechanical problem with their vehicle, like broken brake lights, they can also be held partially responsible for the accident.

Can I Pursue Damages After Getting Hurt by a Road Hazard?

If you decide to pursue damages after an accident, our lawyers can help you figure out if you have a case and who was to blame for your car crash and injuries. You can pursue compensation that would help make up for:

  • The cost of medical care
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement
  • Car repair or replacement costs
  • Any other pain and suffering

Whether the cause of the hazard was an individual, a private firm, or a government entity, we are ready to fight for you.

Consult Our Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in an accident involving a road hazard, you should act quickly. Contact Sahadi Legal Group and ask about our free consultation. We can take the time to tell you more about the potential value of your case and how an attorney can help your family in this difficult time.