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Road Defects

Brooklyn Defective Road Accident Lawyer Fights to Hold Governments Accountable

Experienced New York attorneys file claims for hazardous roadways

Driving through the five boroughs of New York City often is a battle to avoid potholes and other dangers. You might even have been involved in an accident caused by a hazardous roadway. Defects in design, construction and maintenance can render streets, highways, bridges and tunnels unreasonably unsafe. When one of those defects causes a crash, Goldberg Sager & Associates helps injured parties pursue compensation. It’s never easy to hold government entities accountable for their failures, but one of the Brooklyn defective road accident lawyers can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Types of defective roadways found in Brooklyn

The Borough of Brooklyn is the size of a major city, and its transportation infrastructure is under constant stress from the high volume of traffic. Between normal wear and tear and the damage caused by specific incidents, drivers here face the following hazards every day:

  • Cracked roadways and potholes
  • Uneven pavement with abrupt changes in levels
  • Poor drainage leading to flooding
  • Debris and other obstructions
  • Poorly lighted roadways

In addition, many intersections and interchanges were not designed to accommodate the volume and type of traffic we see today. These crossings are unreasonably dangerous due to the lack of signage, signals and visibility. Any of these conditions are sufficient to cause a car accident with serious injury, even when the driver is extremely cautious.

Investigating a defective road accident

Causation is an essential element in any serious injury claim. Our firm consults with knowledgeable accident reconstruction experts who can ascertain the cause of any collision. They scrutinize the design and condition of the roadway to determine whether a road defect was a significant factor in the accident. Meanwhile, we conduct our own investigation to determine whether there was human error, such as distracted driving, impaired driving or speeding. 

Liability for a New York car accident due to road hazard 

When the cause of an accident is linked to the condition of a roadway, the government entity responsible for the maintenance of the road can be liable. This can get complicated, because if you have a claim against New York City, you must file notice with the Comptroller’s Office within 90 days. However, there are certain entities to which you must serve direct notice, such as:

  • Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority
  • Port Authority of NY and NJ
  • Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority

If your claim for damages arose on a New York State highway, you must file your claim with New York State. Because of these complexities, you should consult with a knowledgeable auto accident attorney who can serve the proper defendant within the required timeframe.

Compensation for injuries due to defective roads in Brooklyn

If you are injured due to a defective roadway, you are entitled to personal injury compensation, which can include compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Personal care expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages stemming from the accident
  • Loss of quality of life and enjoyment of life
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident

As your legal representatives, we are determined to secure the maximum level of compensation possible.

Call today to schedule a free road defect auto accident consultation

Goldberg Sager & Associates in Brooklyn represents clients who have sustained injuries in auto accidents due to unsafe roadways. To speak with an accomplished auto accident lawyer, call 718-514-9516 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve people in all five boroughs, as well as residents of Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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    1628 Kings Highway at East 17th Street
    Brooklyn, New York 11229
    Phone: 718-645-6677