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When Inadequate Road Conditions Cause Auto Accidents

January 13, 2015

Accidents are sometimes caused by factors unrelated to driver behavior. It may be a vehicle malfunction, faulty mechanical repairs, or poorly maintained roads. In any of these situations a third party may be liable for damages. For example, if an accident was caused by deficient roadway maintenance, the municipality responsible for the road’s maintenance may be liable for the injuries caused in the accident.
Inadequate roadway maintenance may include:

•Malfunctioning traffic light
•Improper road design
•Poor road maintenance
•Poor visibility of sign, such as a stop sign obstructed by an overgrown tree or covered in graffiti
•Inadequate or insufficient notification of impending conditions such as construction zones
•Missing signage
•Poor lighting
•Potholes

Defective roadway accident lawsuits involve government entities are subject to different procedures and multiple parties may be at fault. The issue in these cases is whether the government failed to fulfill its obligations of making sure a dangerous road is somewhat forgiving of driver error. These cases require an extensive investigation of the roadway and its history, which is especially critical when the roadway has been the site of previous accidents.

What happens when you’re in a car accident caused by poor road quality or conditions? If you believe your accident was due to faulty roadway design, a defect in the road or because of poor maintenance, you may wish to pursue a claim against the government entity responsible for designing, building, or maintaining the road where the accident occurred. Bringing a lawsuit may afford compensation to reimburse you for lost wages, medical expenses, and other expenses as a result of the accident. In addition, a personal injury settlement can help to offset the funeral expenses of a loved one and provide non-economic damages for pain and suffering.

Proving a dangerous roadway caused an auto accident can be a long legal process and difficult to prove; government bodies have strong defenses put in place by the government itself. It is imperative that you discuss your options with an experienced attorney. If it is determined that a cause of action exists for a lawsuit and you need financial assistance during the lengthy legal process, litigation funding may be a short-term solution.

Litigation Funding Corporation understands that auto accident lawsuits can take months, even years to settle and many people are on a fixed income and won’t have enough money to keep the case going. Rather than a plaintiff struggling financially during an already difficult time, we can offer a non-recourse cash advance against the pending claim. This is not like a bank loan because we require no credit check, employment verification or monthly payments. Our application take five minutes and funding approvals can be made in less than a day, provided we receive the necessary case documentation to determine case strength and make a funding decision. The only payment our clients make is when their case successfully settles. If the case is lost, the repayment is waived.

Call Litigation Funding Corporation today for a free, no obligation case evaluation or apply online.

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