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Hialeah Poor Road Design

Car accidents in Hialeah can be caused by a number of factors. Many of us tend to blame other drivers. In some cases, however, it is the roads themselves that may be to blame. There are a number of road design and road maintenance issues that can lead to single-vehicle and chain reaction collisions.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have handled car accident cases involving potholes, missing guardrails, high collision intersections, and other design and maintenance issues. Our full service law firm works with engineers, investigators, accident reconstruction experts and a team of professionals to build strong cases. If you have been injured in South Florida, contact our law firm at 1-866-FLAXMAN (1-866-352-9626) to find out if you have a case.

Have Sovereign Immunity May Affect Your Poor Road Design Claim

One of the big challenges with poor road design claims in Hialeah and Florida is that there is a doctrine of sovereign immunity which protects government agencies and municipalities. This doctrine holds governments immune from criminal or civil liability in some cases. Under current interpretations of the doctrine, Florida Statute 768.28 is interpreted to mean that plaintiffs may be able to seek legal claims against government entities if a government action causes an injury. However, there are limits on the types of actions that can be brought against governments and there are limits on the amounts people can recover from governments.

In a poor road design claim in Florida, Florida Statute 768.28 is an important consideration if the municipality is found liable for the inadequate design and maintenance of highways of public roads. In most cases, the local government is ultimately responsible for these infrastructures. However, an experienced attorney can also seek out other liable parties if appropriate. For example, construction companies or other third parties may also be held liable if the road was incorrectly repaired or maintained. Bringing lawsuits against all liable parties in these cases can help plaintiffs get fair compensation for their injuries, even with sovereign immunity protecting some of the defendants.

How Will You Handle the Costs of Your Traffic Crash?

It is especially important to speak with a personal injury attorney because the cost of poor road design accidents can be considerable. If you have been injured due to a pothole, debris on the road, or other maintenance or road design issues, your injury costs may end up amounting to tens of thousands of dollars or even in excess of one million dollars if you've been seriously and permanently injured. Getting fair compensation from all liable parties helps protect you and your family financially so you can pay for medical costs, income loss, rehabilitation, and other expenses that you may face after your accident. Seeking fair compensation gives you a better chance of getting quality medical care and treatment so that you can recover as fully as possible.

The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of thousands of personal injury and traffic accident plaintiffs across South Florida. We work with a network of private investigators, engineers, expert witnesses, and others. If there may be liable parties in your claim, contact Flaxman Law Group to find out what options you may have.