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Car and Truck Accidents on California Defective Roadways -
Highway Traffic Accidents Due To Unsafe Roads

Was a defective roadway or dangerous highway at least partly the blame for your car or truck accident? For many of us in San Francisco or Los Angeles driving to work each day stuck in traffic on overcrowded highways and roads can't be avoided. When a defective or dangerous road condition exists it only makes highway traffic accidents, truck accidents, trolley and taxi cab accidents and other motor vehicle accidents more likely. A good number of auto accidents in California are due, at least in part, to defective and dangerous roads.

If you have been in a cartruck, or motorcycle accident in San Francisco, for example, and are considering a lawsuit or claim against the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), San Francisco county, and perhaps the City of San Francisco or Los Angeles for injuries or death caused by dangerous road conditions, or a defectively-designed highway, or a poorly maintained street, you will want to speak with an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney.

The Law Office of Steven L. Weiner & Associates has a strong record of verdicts and settlements in favor of car crash victims in California for over 30 years. The firm has several law offices in California to best serve you and your family.

As tax payers we have paid for the right to drive on safe roads in California that are properly constructed and adequately maintained. But the truth is, some governmental agencies and departments do not always live up to their responsibility to fix road defects or repair dangerous highways and streets in a timely or effective manner.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a defective or dangerous road or highway contact the lawyers at the Law Office of Steven L. Weiner & Associates for a free consultation. If we accept your case we will work with you on a contingent fee basis. No recovery - no fee. Our lawyers have the litigation skills and courtroom experience necessary to help best represent you in any courtroom in the state. We have recovered millions of dollars for our motor vehicle accident clients who were injured as a result of dangerous and defective roadways, drunk drivers, and truck accidents in northern and southern California.

Our personal injury and wrongful death law practice helps to determine the many hazards facing Bay Area and Los Angeles road and highway victims.  These hazards can include:

  • Defective traffic lights
  • Inadequate road lighting
  • Improper road sign
  • Inadequate guardrails or lack of guardrails
  • Trees or vegetation blocking views or signs
  • Road and highway construction hazards
  • Lack of or inappropriate warning of construction work
  • Bridge defects and bridge collapse
  • Insufficient or dangerous median
  • Lack of or no shoulder
  • Dangerous intersections
  • Dangerous potholes-collapsed road

Debris falling on roads and highways from large trucks and construction vehicles and other motorists may also cause auto accidents. These can include:

  • Particulates, dust, dirt, sand, and mud
  • Asphalt, concrete, pebbles, rocks, stones, boulders, and so on.
  • Ice, snow, water (puddles or flooding), and other liquids such as grease or engine oil
  • Plants and their parts: branches, leaves, sticks, etc.
  • Litter, food, furniture, mattresses, and other garbage-trash-waste
  • Glass, nails, screws, and other sharp objects
  • Auto parts, tire tread, lumber, construction supplies, tools, etc.
  • Animals and corpses

The government has immunity for defects in most roadway design cases unless the plaintiff can show that the roadway design and-or condition presented a trap for the unsuspecting motorist who believed, based on the signs and conditions that the road was safe, when in fact it was not. The government also has immunity in most failure to sign claims and the same legal principal applies. This means that the government is not negligent for failure to place a sign or traffic signal at a particular place. This immunity may be overcome, though, if it can be proven that the layout, usage and available information the "motorist had to work with" created a trap for the driver even though the driver was using the roadway with due care.

If you were injured as a result of dangerous road defect in California you have only up to six months to file a claim of your injury or you could lose your right to recover damages for your losses. Contact the motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Steven L. Weiner & Associates now for a free consultation and case evaluation. Call toll free 1-800-704-0151.
The Law Office Steven L. Weiner and Associates is a San Francisco Bay Area personal injury law firm that concentrates on complex personal injury litigation that includes wrongful death, automobile accidents, dog bite attacks, and premises negligence.

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