However, when your accident results from an unexpected pothole, a poorly lit road, or a malfunctioning traffic light, the at-fault party might not be so clear to the untrained eye.
What you need is a dangerous road condition accident lawyer in Phoenix, AZ. You need Zanes Law. Our team of personal injury lawyers will determine the at-fault party and pursue your rightful compensation for damages from that party. Call us today at 602-999-9999 for a free consultation.
What Causes a Dangerous Road Condition in Phoenix?
We have all experienced those annoying road conditions that make traffic standstill, delay our commutes, and just serve as major inconveniences:
- Road construction
- Overgrown trees that block signage
- Poor roadside lighting
- Badly worn surfaces
- Debris on the road
- Inoperative traffic lights
- Construction vehicles
- Poor signage
Those same road conditions can turn from annoying to dangerous when mixed with the right concoction of rain, snow, wind, debris, or simply another driver who does not know how to navigate through the mess.
When the wrong variables meet up with the wrong road condition, accidents happen. The question of who is at fault needs to be answered, and it will not be as easy as pointing to the guy in the next car.
A car accident caused by dangerous road conditions demands the legal insights and resources of a dangerous road condition accident lawyer in Phoenix, AZ.
What a Dangerous Road Condition Accident Lawyer in Phoenix Will Do for You
The personal injury team at Phoenix’s Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to get your injury claim filed, have your damages presented, and seek the compensation you deserve for your expenses, your losses, and your trauma.
We will determine the at-fault party.
Zanes Law attorneys know how to handle these accident cases in which the culpable party is not obvious—and most likely was not even present when the incident occurred. We are not afraid to haul into court whichever individual, organization, or municipality whose negligence resulted in your injuries.
We will visit the scene of the accident.
This is an essential investigation for any accident, but even more so for dangerous road condition accidents, must be handled promptly, while the road conditions you experienced are still “intact.”
We will collect evidence.
We will take photos and gather any evidence we can, documenting all the while, and leaving no stone unturned.
We will obtain reports and records.
We will contact your doctors and the police to get copies of all pertinent medical records and police reports.
We will contact the insurance company and negotiate on your behalf.
We will send a demand letter to the at-fault party’s insurer, complete with all the details surrounding the recovery you are seeking. We will represent your needs and fight for a fair settlement.
We will file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court.
If the insurer does not play ball, we will file a lawsuit and represent your case in a court of law.
Damages You Can Seek to Recover in a Dangerous Road Condition Accident
The types of damages—and the recoverable amounts for each—are dictated by the circumstances specific to your accident.
Generally speaking, you can seek compensation for medical costs:
- Ambulance transportation
- Medical treatment
- Medicine, including pain management
You can seek compensation for property damage:
And you can ask for compensation for lost wages:
- Past wages
- Diminished future earning potential
You can even seek compensation for the intangible damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of life’s enjoyment
If you happen to lose a loved one in an accident caused by a dangerous road condition, you may also pursue a wrongful death claim.
The legal team at Zanes Law will go through your damages with meticulous detail, to make sure the price you have paid—financially and emotionally–for this accident does not go unacknowledged.
Determining Who is the At-Fault Party in Your Dangerous Road Condition Accident
The party responsible for a dangerous road condition accident could be the small-business landscaping company hired to keep an overgrown bush from hindering signs, or it could be the governmental agency whose responsibility it is to see that the work is done.
You do not know for sure, and neither do we—at first. That is why we will dig for the answers that will make this party known.
To establish that this party is liable for your injuries and damages, we will prove that
- The party had a duty of care to you
- The party breached that duty
- The breach of duty caused the unsafe condition that caused your accident and injuries
- You have suffered damages as a result of the accident and your injuries.
To Get the Results You Want, You Must Act Quickly
For a couple of reasons, you will want to act swiftly on pursuing your injury claim.
- Arizona has a statute of limitations that limits the time you have to seek compensation after the date of the accident.
- Your lawyer and your case will benefit from getting an early start on building your case: access to evidence and witnesses while the details of the accident are still fresh and top of mind.
Zanes Law Dangerous Road Condition Accident Lawyer in Phoenix
Call Zanes Law to speak to a dangerous road condition accident lawyer in Phoenix, AZ. You can reach us at 602-999-9999. We will do everything for your case, everything from A to Z.