Glendale Hazardous Roadway Accident Lawyers
If debris or another hazard on the road caused your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. To discuss your claim, speak with a Glendale car accident attorney at (818) 550-1111. We offer free consultations.
Representing Victims of Accidents Caused by Road Debris in Glendale
Traveling the freeways and roads of Glendale and the Greater LA Area frequently exposes drivers to hazards on the freeways that have fallen off moving vehicles. Debris on the freeway can pose a serious risk to drivers, who may be unable to see the hazard in time to avoid contact. Freeway debris can be extremely dangerous in fast-moving traffic, and the cause of a serious or deadly accident.
What Are Hazardous Roadways?
Hazardous roadways are road conditions that are unsafe for drivers. Some of the most common types of dangerous roadways include:
- Flooded roads
- Road design flaws
- Burnt out lighting
- Lack of hazard warnings
- Missing or faulty guardrails
- Large potholes
- Broken concrete
- Debris on road
Road Debris and Vehicle Accidents
The constant stream of traffic on the L.A. area roadways includes many types of trucks carrying tools, ladders, personal goods, gardening equipment, trash, commercial goods, and countless other items. When a load is not properly secured, items can fall to the roadway, including:
- Tire debris
- Dead animals
- Debris left after vehicle collisions
- Branches downed in storms
- Construction materials
- Spills left from commercial truck collisions
- Rocks, mud, dirt
- Ladders, tools, furniture, wood
Road debris is a serious danger to all drivers and their passengers. A collision with debris can lead to a rollover, collision with other vehicles, and cause serious or fatal injuries. Swerving to avoid large obstacles can result in a multi-vehicle collision. If you have suffered injury or property damage in such circumstances, call Aratta Law Firm at (818) 550-1111 to get the help in pursuing the compensation you deserve.
When Debris or Hazardous Roads Cause Accidents, Who Is Liable?
In California, liability is assigned based on the proportion of the total liability for the accident. Identifying the liable party may be a complex task. Generally, the person, company, or government entity that caused the dangerous road condition is responsible for the damages when an accident occurs. A truck driver who lost some portion of a load, whether a pickup, work truck, or commercial truck, is liable for causing an accident. Identifying the driver may require an investigation, including a review of any available video, eyewitness reports, police reports, and other crucial evidence. Once identified, that party can be held liable for the injuries and other damages.
What Types of Compensation Can Be Sought?
In cases of accidents caused by road debris or dangerous road conditions, a diligent and thorough investigation is a critical aspect of seeking full compensation. The types of compensation in a case will reflect the extent of the injuries, and the long-term impact on the life and health of the injured party. The types of damages pursued include:
- Economic damages: All financial losses resulting from the accident, including medical bills, ambulance costs, lost wages, lost future income, rehabilitation costs, and other actual financial losses.
- Non-Economic Damages: Often the largest portion paid to a victim, these damages include pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, emotional anguish, and other personal losses, which are given a dollar value in an injury claim.
For assistance from a knowledgeable Glendale car accident lawyer who could help you pursue the maximum possible compensation, contact Aratta Law Firm at (818) 550-1111 for a free case consultation.