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How Can I Prove My Accident Was Caused by a Road Defect?

November 28, 2022
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Poor road conditions or road defects can cause serious car crashes with catastrophic consequences. They can lead to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, whiplash, spinal cord injuries, and sometimes, death. As devastating as these injuries are, what’s more devastating is that injured victims may find that filing a claim against the government can be especially tricky.

As your medical expenses pile up and you lose more and more time off of work, you must contend with the government to secure fair compensation for your damages. In a claim against the government, besides proving that it is liable for maintaining the road where you got injured but failed to do so, you must likewise prove that the road defect caused your injuries. To prove that your car accident was caused by a road defect, you must have strong evidence to back up your claim.

What Evidence Do I Need to Prove a Road Defect Caused My Car Accident?

The specific pieces of evidence you need to support your claim will depend on the facts of your case. However, most claims involving road defects are backed up with the following evidence:

Seek Legal Advice From an Experienced Queens Car Accident Lawyer Now

Of course, the government doesn’t want to take the blame for your accident, even if the road defect they are responsible for caused it. You can expect them to dispute your claim and argue that something other than the road defect led to your crash. For any questions about your legal options and possible sources of compensation for your damages, you can discuss your case with our Queens car accident lawyer.

Contact Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman at 212-285-3300 or online to set up your complimentary case evaluation with our Queens car accident lawyer.