Most auto accidents are caused by driver error. However, a great many automobile accidents are the result of improper or inadequate road maintenance. In such instances, the city, county, or even state government could be partially or wholly responsible for injuries incurred from accidents.
For example, things like malfunctioning traffic lights could give multiple green lights at an intersection that results in an accident. In such an instance, no individual driver could be found to be at fault for the accident. Now, in this scenario Florida PIP insurance would cover up to $10,000.00 irrespective of fault. However, in some (and in fact most) $10,000.00 isn’t enough money to cover all the damages. The remainder of damages, those that exceed $10,000.00 dollars, one possibly could recover from the city, county, or state government for negligent maintenance of that traffic light.
The scenario detailed above is only one of many possibilities that include accidents as the result of: inadequate of missing stop/yield signs, large pot holes, inadequate guard rails, poor road design. This list is not exhaustive. There are too many ways that improper road maintenance could result in accidents. However, when one is involved in an accident of this nature- it can be difficult to prove because police officers are trained to assign blame at least one of the motorists in an accident. Also, it’s important to recognize that their salary is being paid by the party very likely to have been responsible- the government. This why it is so very important, after an accident, to consult an experienced auto accident attorney, like the attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA.
Unfortunately, accidents resulting from improper road maintenance can cause very serious injuries and even death. The financial toll that this can take upon a person and their family is very significant- medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses. These things can be extremely expensive and they can break a family’s bank account putting additional, unnecessary, pressure on families that are already facing tough times because of the accident itself. The experienced auto accident attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA understand how important recovery can be to families facing these tough circumstances. Our dedicated legal team works on cases of this nature a lot, and we always represent the injured. Our experience, legal knowledge, and our compassion have aided the victims of car accidents since our firm was founded. We will everything it takes to help you and your family.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident that you believe was caused by improper road maintenance please all the experienced attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA. Also, if you have been injured in an auto accident caused by another motorist’s error- please call us. We can be reached at 727-451-6900. Our legal team is poised and prepared to begin helping you as soon we officially begin representing you. Initial consultations are free and confidential. Please contact the experienced auto accident attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA today.