The local, state, or federal government may be responsible if a treacherous road caused your accident. We help hold them accountable.
One of the primary tasks of your truck accident lawyer should be to determine what caused your accident and therefore what party or parties should be held liable. One possible cause may be a dangerous road or highway. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we use knowledgeable accident scene investigators to gather and review all aspects of a highway's condition and design. Our lawyers thoroughly investigate truck accidents using qualified consultants, road safety experts, and accident causation specialists.
By building a strong case based on facts, our law firm can help victims obtain compensation for their losses.
There are several different ways to show that a road, street, highway, or freeway presented dangerous hazards to truck drivers and others on the road such as passenger-vehicle motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
An injury may also be attributable to a lack of safety features, such as rumble strips and guard rails. The very design of the road itself—one that leaves no time for the trucker or other motorist to react—may also be the source of a crash.
State or local government may be responsible for safe design and maintenance of a road or street, while the federal government may be in charge of designing, maintaining, and repairing interstate roads. Although the state and federal governments may be shielded from a lawsuit by the doctrine of sovereign immunity, there may be laws that waive that immunity to a certain extent, such as the Federal Tort Claims Act or a state tort claims statute. Our goal will be to determine exactly how to hold the negligent party accountable. We use our considerable experience and resources to get to the bottom of every accident case we handle.
To learn more about the different victories that our team has achieved, read through our case results.
While driver negligence is the primary cause for most accidents involving 18-wheelers, our team of truck accident attorneys never rules out the possibility that a defective road, street, highway, or freeway contributed to the accident, as well. Because of the complexity in determining the factors and parties responsible in vehicle accidents, it's important that you work with an attorney who has extensive experience in this area of the law. Our team has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients!