Aside from all the avenues of public transportation in New York, many people still rely on driving on highways to get to work, run errands, visit friends and family, or pick up their kids from school. Unfortunately, because there are so many highways, they are so frequently used and due to the current budget crisis, many of these roadways are in need of repair or have not been built well. This can lead to unsafe conditions and increase the likelihood of an accident.
If you have been injured because of an unsafe highway condition, you may be wondering what rights you have and who is the responsible party to seek compensation from. These are reasonable questions that deserve thorough answers.
At the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel, we have more than 24 years of experience helping people who have been in freeway accidents that are the result of unsafe highways. We are not afraid to take on local, state and federal government agencies when they have failed to provide safe conditions for drivers.
Our firm can help you determine if your accident was the result of any of the following conditions:
- Poorly designed highways, including poorly constructed ramps
- Failing to bank a road properly, which results in excessive flooding
- Poor maintenance of potholes, cracks and other defects in the road
- Failing to sand, salt and provide other protection from snow, sleet and ice
- Lack of proper signage in construction zones
- Failure to install adequate guardrails, warning signs or other factors that could alert drivers to dangerous conditions
To put the skilled unsafe highway car accident attorneys in New York City from the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel on your side in this difficult time, contact us by telephone or e-mail to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights and options.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident where you believe an unsafe roadway is a factor, and you decide to have our law firm handle your case, we will take photos of the scene, interview witnesses and other motorists, obtain the police report, and police reports for prior similar accidents and hire an expert to determine if the design of the highway was not proper. We will file the necessary documents with your insurance company to ensure that your health related expenses and lost wages are paid. We will also seek the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering of your injuries and unpaid medical expenses and lost wages. Our job is to make things as easy for you as possible, including providing you with regular updates and answering questions you may have as they arise.
Even if the accident occurred because of another driver, an unsafe highway condition can contribute to the severity of the accident. We know how to determine whether this is an issue. If it is, we will pursue a lawsuit against relevant government agencies for contribution to a financial recovery that will adequately compensate you.
Experienced New York City Freeway Accident Lawyers Ready to Help You
Contact us to discuss your accident, the resulting injuries and the recovery process. Call our office at 646-736-2777 or toll free at 888-391-8546 to speak with a New York City attorney.