Pembroke Pines Poor Road Design
A number of motor vehicle crashes in Pembroke Pines and across Florida each year are caused by poor road design and inadequate road maintenance. When cities do not carefully plan and hire the right engineers and construction companies, residents and visitors may face unsafe bridges, potholes, uneven surfaces, inadequate signage, and other road hazards that can lead to tragedy.
If you have been in a car accident you believe has been caused by poor road design, contact Flaxman Law Group at once. Our legal team can meet with you in a free, no obligation case review to discuss your legal options.What Should You do if You Have Been in a Car Accident in Pembroke Pines or Your Community?
If you have been in a car accident and you think that poor road design or road hazards have played a role in the crash, you will want to:
1) Get immediate medical attention. If you have been seriously injured, you will likely be rushed from the accident scene to the hospital for emergency treatment. However, even if you seem to have no symptoms immediately, it is important to get a thorough medical evaluation right away. Some head injury patients in Florida have no symptoms right away but still have life-threatening brain injury. Some soft tissue injuries and back injuries also may take some time to develop symptoms. It is always best to err on the side of caution and get a medical evaluation to eliminate the possibility of a life-threatening injury.
2) Get documentation. If you can, exchange contact information with anyone else who is involved in the accident, take photographs of the condition or conditions that caused the injuries or the accident, and get any other evidence about your case possible. For example, get copies of medical records or police records if they are part of your claim. The more information you're able to provide, the more likely it is that you your attorney will be able to build a strong case on your behalf. If you are rushed immediately to the hospital, of course, you may not be able to get documentation right away. In this case, your personal injury attorney will likely launch their own investigation into the road conditions that may have caused your crash and gather evidence on your behalf.
3) Report the accident and consult with a personal injury attorney right away. You may need to report the accident to authorities and you will want to alert your insurance company about the accident right away to start the claims process. You will also want to consult with a personal injury attorney in order to find out what options are possible in your case. After you've gone through the proper medical evaluation, a personal injury attorney can properly document any cost and likely future costs of your injuries. A personal injury attorney can also work with accident reconstruction experts, engineers, and other professionals to build a case against the government or against any other liable parties in your case.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case review.