We are lucky in Los Angeles- we do not have to deal with common bad weather road condition accidents with the frequency that colder parts of the country have to deal every season with but that does not mean that Southern California is not without its' share of really bad road conditions that can cause major accidents and injuries. Most commonly, bad road condition accidents impact smaller rides like bikes, walkers and motorcycles that can't absorb the impact of a change in road conditions the way that a bigger car can. That being said, some of the dangerous road conditions on Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside roadways and sidewalks are so bad that even a pickup truck can get into an accident because of it. If you are looking for a Los Angeles dangerous road condition lawyer to help with your lawsuit, look no further than Walch Law firm.
Who's Responsible for Bad Road Condition Accidents?
The quick answer to this important question is the city where the accident happened. Some examples:
- You take a serious trip on a broken sidewalk in Santa Monica (where the sidewalks are notoriously uneven and uprooted)-- we would be filing a personal injury lawsuit against the city of Santa Monica
- Your car hits a pot hole while driving in Los Angeles and you then hit another car or a tree and sustain injuries-- we would be filing a personal injury lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles
- You are riding on a electric scooter in Venice and fall and seriously injure yourself as a result of an uneven roadway-- we would be filing a personal injury lawsuit against the city of Venice
Cities have a responsibility to maintain their roadways in a safe and working condition and whether the condition is temporary or been there for a long time does not really matter to your case. What matters is that you were injured because of a a dangerous defect on the public road or sidewalk that the city knew or should have known about and fixed and/or placed proper warning around. Some things you want to do immediately following a personal injury of this nature include:
- See a doctor
- Document the accident (pictures, notes, witness information)
- Call Walch Law immediately
When you are filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against a city you are on an extremely tight timelines (known as the statute of limitations) and there is a lot of additional paperwork. At Walch Law, let us worry about all the additional work that goes into suing a city of injuries but we need you to get in touch with us immediately because once the time frame for filing a lawsuit against a city has passed, there are very few exceptions that we can argue for. The good news is that successful personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against cities such as Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Monica and other Southern California cities have high insurance policy limits and the funds to pay them out meaning that a successful judgment will actually get paid. Hiring the talented legal team at Walch Law to sue a city for your personal injuries is easy-- it takes one free phone call or meeting and we take it from there. We take all of our personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis meaning that you don't pay anything in attorneys fees until we get you paid. Our legal fees are extremely reasonable (around 33%) and we are very upfront about this. Ready to get started? So are we-- call us now!