Dangerous & Defective Highways
Most motor vehicle accidents are caused by negligent drivers or by the vehicles themselves. Sometimes, however, dangerous highways or defective road design causes accidents that lead to serious injuries or death.
Poor highway lighting, drainage problems that lead to pooling of rainwater, turns that are improperly banked, improperly marked construction zones, and blind intersections are examples of highway defects that cause accidents.
It takes legal and investigative skill to determine if a dangerous highway or road condition caused an accident. The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, have the experience and knowledge required to prevail in these cases.
We will review the facts of the case and the history of the highway or intersection where the accident occurred. If several similar accidents happened at the site, we may make a case that this was a known defect that should have been fixed.
The Challenge of Highway Defect Claims
Dangerous highway cases are legally challenging because the injured party must prove that the defect was 100 percent responsible for the accident. As claims against a government entity, highway defect cases must be filed more quickly than other types of personal injury claims.
If you or a family member was injured because of a dangerous highway, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our personal injury lawyers represent clients injured on dangerous highways throughout the state.