While the majority of motor vehicle accidents are caused by driver error or negligence, some are also caused by negligently designed or maintained highways. Under New Jersey law, if an individual is injured in an accident that was caused by or at least in some part the result of a defective highway design or maintenance, they are entitled to recover compensation against the governmental entity that designed or maintained the roadway.
At Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., our New Jersey road defect attorneys have handled some of the largest defective highway design and maintenance cases. Our legal team, investigators, and other professionals know what it takes to prepare a case for successful resolution after all types of crashes, from single occupant accidents to mass disasters.
New Jersey roadways are designed, built and maintained by New Jersey State, its counties, towns or other municipalities. Despite the advances in technology and roadway design and engineering, errors in design, construction and maintenance is still a big factor in motor vehicle accidents.
State agencies and local municipalities are responsible for providing reasonably safe roads for travel by the public. When these parties fail to provide the minimum standard of safety in roadways, which ultimately leads to an accident, they will be liable to the injured victims.
The New Jersey road defect attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. are familiar with the New Jersey state and local roadway guidelines and have extensive experience and resources in successfully handling roadway design and maintenance cases. We are dedicated in getting you the monetary compensation that you deserve.
Causes of Roadway Accidents Due to Design Failure or Poor Maintenance
Roads throughout New Jersey are sometimes found to be a host for dangerous conditions and hazards, making it a hotbed for motor vehicle accidents. Some of the most common accidents resulting from poorly maintained or designed roads include:
Regardless of what type of road failure caused your accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. However, to determine who is responsible and to get the full compensation that you deserve, you should consult with an experienced New Jersey road defect attorney.
If you or a loved one was involved in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a defective design or maintenance of a public roadway, the legal team at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. is ready to assist you in recovering for your injuries. Our attorneys have represented numerous clients who have been injured in such accidents, and we have successfully obtained full compensatory monetary damages for their injuries.
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with one of our New Jersey road defect attorneys, call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997 or complete a New Jersey Personal Injury Case Consultation form.