Liability does not always belong to a driver in every car accident. Sometimes
accidents are caused by no mistake or error of a human driver, but of
the general negligence of those responsible for ensuring that our Atlanta
roads and streets are safe for everyone. In these instances, you do have
options for facing government agencies with jurisdiction over the area
in which you were injured, and our car accident lawyers can help you file
a claim to seek the financial support you need.
To discuss whether or not you have a valid claim, schedule your
free initial consultation with our experienced team of attorneys.
When is a government agency liable?
Just as every human has a duty to avoid causing harm or endangering the
lives of others, so does our government owe a duty to its constituents.
It is the government’s job to reasonably maintain the safety of
our roads, and they should be held accountable for the failure to do so.
State laws mandate that a government discover and repair poor road conditions
within a reasonable amount of time, either by conducting regular road
surveys or responding to citizens’ reports.
Such dangerous road conditions can include:
- Unmaintained snow and ice
- Potholes or other road defects
- Insufficiently marked construction zones
- Poorly designed shoulders
- Neglected oil spills
Determining whether or not the Atlanta government is liable depends on
two factors: that the government was aware, or should have reasonably
known, of the hazardous condition and failed to take timely action to
remedy the situation. Proving these factors successfully can be difficult
without the effective advocacy of a seasoned injury attorney.
Ready to take action?
Filing an injury claim for poor road conditions in Atlanta means that you’ll
need to gather all pertinent information. This means noting the general
location of the hazardous condition that caused your accident, including
any landmarks or businesses in the surrounding area. Next, record the
name of the road and the direction in which you were travelling and describe
the characteristics and details of the condition to the best of your ability.
If any witnesses were present, make sure you get their names, numbers,
We’ll do the rest. Our attorneys will do everything in our power to help you prove that the
government should be held accountable for the damages that you have suffered.
We can request and review survey records to determine whether the condition
had been discovered or prove that the government should reasonably have
known that the condition existed.
Together, we can fight for the financial support that you need to recover
from your injuries.
Contact our firm today to take the first step toward justice.