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Car Accidents Caused by Dangerous Road Conditions

Jacksonville Attorneys Aid Victims Of Accidents Caused By Dangerous Road Conditions

Seeking Compensation For Those Injured On The State’s Highways And Byways

Florida is aptly named the Sunshine State, and those of us lucky enough to call it home enjoy mostly wonderful traveling conditions year round. But just because we rarely encounter inclement weather doesn’t mean our roads are free from hazards, whether from faulty design, flawed construction, or poor maintenance. Cracked pavement, debris from storms, potholes and the overall toll that heat takes on our roads also add to unsafe driving conditions and can lead to serious, even deadly, accidents. If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by dangerous road conditions, you have the right to seek damages.

Our experienced personal injury attorneys with Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., understand that accidents caused by poorly designed, maintained, or constructed roads can leave victims with devastating injuries. We know that to recover damages in such accidents, you may need to prove negligence on the part of another driver or of those responsible for maintaining the road. Our Jacksonville legal team has both the knowledge and skill to handle such personal injury claims, giving you the best possible chance to maximize your recovery and get back behind the wheel.

Thorough Representation For Your Car Accident Claim

Accidents caused by dangerous road conditions often involve more than one driver. To prove negligence in such a case, an accident victim must be able to hold the other driver liable for the accident and the injuries that ensued. As your advocates, we will be able to show that the following elements exist in your case:

  • Duty of care – Reasonable care must be taken to avoid hazards.
  • Breach of the duty – The driver responsible for your injuries must have failed to exercise such care.
  • Causation – That breach of care on the other driver’s part caused your injuries.
  • Damages – Medical bills, lost wages, and other damages must exist for you to recover.

In accidents where no other vehicles were involved, our attorneys at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., know how to identify the party or parties responsible, which may include:

  • Municipalities
  • County road departments
  • Negligent property owners

And even if you are found to be partly responsible for an auto accident involving dangerous road conditions, you can still seek partial compensation under Florida law, in proportion to your degree of fault. We negotiate on your behalf when it’s in your best interest, but are always prepared to go to trial when your case demands our litigation skills.

If Dangerous Road Conditions Have Left You Injured, We Can Help

If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by dangerous road conditions, our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys with Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., can help you hold the responsible party or parties accountable for their negligence. We are skilled in obtaining the compensation you and your family deserve and are ready to battle the formidable resources of municipalities and counties when we need to. Contact us online or call our office today at 904-353-5800 for a free consultation with a member of our firm. We work on contingency, meaning there are no fees unless we succeed.*

  • In some cases, clients will be asked to pay the costs associated with providing services. These costs, which will be fully explained, never include fees for a lawyer’s time.