Louisville Road Defect Accident Attorneys
The Louisville motorcycle attorneys of Sampson Law Firm are ready to help you if you have been hurt in an accident caused by a defect in the road or highway. We will aggressively seek to hold those responsible for maintaining our roads responsible for the harm that a defect caused, and we will not rest until you get the compensation you are owed for you injuries, your property replacement, and other expenses associated with the crash.
It may be something most of us take for granted, but there are many regulations in place to ensure the roads and highways are designed safely. The local and state governments must adhere to strict standards set forth by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) when designing roads, and the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) sets forth guidelines for warning signs. When these government offices fail to maintain the roads properly or if they design them poorly, then serious motor vehicle accidents can occur.
If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you find a qualified law firm that can consider all of the potential liable parties. In accidents involving another vehicle, it is usually clear who was at fault. However, just as drivers must adhere to traffic laws, so too must the state and local government when it comes to maintaining safe roadways for motorists. The Sampson Law Firm has the legal insight you need to represent your case when the roads are improperly maintained or designed with inherent flaws. It may not be obvious to many people what presents a threat, but our dedicated team of professionals are skilled at identifying road conditions that create hazardous situations for drivers. For over 20 years, we have helped our clients present the facts surrounding their accident in the court of law, and we have successfully secured millions of dollars in compensation for their losses. If you have been badly injured or lost a loved one after road defects caused an accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation from the state and local governments for failing to meet their obligations to provide you with a safe driving experience.
Our clients feel comfortable working with Sampson Law Firm because we are a small law firm that genuinely cares about you and your family. We will tirelessly and aggressively investigate every detail concerning your accident, and we will handle the litigation every step of the way. Our team believes you should be recovering with your family, not stressing about mounting medical bills and the inability to work. With us on your side, you will be able to focus on the things that matter most to your family while we handle the rest. Contact Sampson Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation by speaking with a member of our team at (502) 584-5050 or messaging us through our website.
Why You Need an Attorney
The state and local municipality have significant resources compared to the individual motorist, and they will do their best to disprove your claim. An experienced attorney will be able to research road conditions that may have contributed to your accident, and they will be able to organize the evidence in a manner that is clear and convincing. Motorcycle accidents of all kinds often times result in serious injury or even death to the driver or passengers, and motorcyclists are even more exposed to unsafe roadways. If you are suffering after unexpected dangers on the road caused your motorcycle to wreck, you owe it to yourself and your family to pursue justice.
Cases Sampson Law Firm Handles
When accidents happen, significant injuries can occur, and our team of attorneys are familiar with representing a wide variety of these types of claims for our clients. Even if it is unclear to you who is at fault for your accident, you should schedule a free consultation so a legal professional can review your case and offer you guidance. Our firm has brought forth lawsuits that involve:
- Construction zones
- Poorly maintained roadways
- Improper warning signs
- Dangerous speed limits
- Unsafe road designs
- Poorly designed exit ramps
- Vegetation that obstructs clear vision
- Failing to update road signs
- Uncorrected guardrail damage
- Bridge defects
- Missing or damaged warning signs
- Poor lighting conditions
- Missing shoulder on the side of the road
- Steep inclines on the road
- Dangerous intersections
- Sharp curves
- Missing median barrier
- Icy roadways
When our clients crash because the road was poorly designed or not maintained, we will evaluate whether or not the roadway obeyed every AASHTO and MUTCD criteria. If we find discrepancies, then we begin to consider who was at fault for not adhering to these important safety guidelines and what action they failed to uphold. The responsibility usually lies with the state, county, or local municipality. Sometimes the general contractor who designed and built the road is also liable for the conditions that caused a crash.
Frequently Asked Questions
After a motorcycle accident, getting answers to your many questions is bound to be one of your top priorities. To get you started, we’ve provided a few common questions we receive. If you have further questions that need to be answered, please contact us at (502) 584-5050.
What if I’m partially at fault?
Regardless of whether or not you think you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be entitled to file a claim and hold another party partially responsible. You should be aware that sharing this information with a representative from an insurance company may prevent you from seeking rightful compensation. Instead, contact a trustworthy law firm who can represent your best interest, and help you through this difficult time.
Is time a factor?
Yes, it is important to file an injury claim within the time limits set by the statute of limitations. If you file even one day late, the court may refuse to hear your case, and you will have lost the ability to bring forth your suit. The best thing to do is contact an attorney as soon as you can.
Sampson Law Firm has made it our mission to help injured individuals in Louisville who have been hurt in an accident caused by road defects. Those responsible for maintaining the roads and highways in Kentucky have a responsibility to keep our streets free of hazards, and if you are hurt in an accident caused by a defect, you may be eligible to pursue an injury claim. If you have been severely injured or lost a loved one, you do not have to deal with the consequences alone. We will fight on your behalf, and we will not settle for anything less that what is owed to you. Call our firm today at (502) 584-5050 for a free consultation, or contact us through our website.
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