Sometimes you can blame another driver for a car accident, but sometimes the road itself is also partly to blame. Dangerous road conditions cause accidents all the time, but who do you hold responsible for that? You have to go after the city or state that is in charge of maintaining these roads, and a San Antonio, Texas car accident lawyer from our firm can help you do that.

What Kinds of Dangerous Road Conditions Cause Accidents?

There are plenty of dangerous road conditions that can help cause accidents. Some common issues we have seen include:

  • Poor lighting on roads
  • Damaged or defective guardrails
  • Roads that have not been properly plowed or salted after a storm
  • Large, deep potholes
  • Unseen curves
  • Road signs that are obstructed or missing entirely

These are all problems that the government in charge of maintaining these roads should be fixing. If it is aware of a dangerous situation on its roads and does nothing to address it, then that government needs to be held accountable.

Can I Sue Multiple Parties After An Accident?

You are not limited to only suing the government though. Sometimes dangerous road conditions are not the primary cause of an accident, just a contributor. If you feel that another driver involved in the accident is also to blame for your injuries and damaged property, you may also be able to sue them for compensation. An experienced lawyer from our firm can take a closer look at your case and help you figure out what you should do.

How Long Do I Have to Sue a City or State Over Dangerous Road Conditions?

Usually, the statute of limitations on a personal injury case can be measured in years. That changes when the government is involved. If you are suing a city or state, you have much less time to act. In Texas, you have 180 days to file a claim and let the appropriate entities know that they are being sued.

Some cities can set their own limitations though, so your time to respond might actually be even shorter than that. The lesson here is that you should act as quickly as possible, and you should probably hire a lawyer who is familiar with this claims process.

What Can My Compensation Cover?

When you do sue for compensation, you want to be sure that it makes up for everything that you have experienced and all of the costs of your accident. Your damages should help cover:

  • Medical bills
  • The cost of future medical care
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Mental anguish
  • Missed paychecks
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement

Talk to a Lawyer Today-

When you are ready to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can evaluate your case and tell you more about your legal options. The first consultation is free, so what do you have to lose?