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The risks of driving on Indiana’s roadways are many and varied, but poor road conditions pose a significant threat. If you’ve been in an accident because of neglected or dangerous roads, call [firm-name] right away. We know what you’re going through, and we know exactly what steps to take to ensure you get the proper compensation for your injuries. Call us today at [phone-number] to set up a free consultation.
With thousands of vehicles weighing millions of collective pounds crossing Indiana daily, the state’s roads and highways experience heavy loads and require a significant amount of maintenance. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is responsible for maintaining state roads, and various municipalities and city governments are supposed to keep their local roads safe. If potholes, breaks in the pavement, or certain missing safety features are found to be at fault for a car accident, the agency in question needs to be held accountable for the damage.
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If you or a loved one has been in a serious car accident, your primary focus needs to be on your recovery and the well-being of your family. A good lawyer can take care of all the details needed to make a successful claim for the compensation you need to help with your care. They can collect and organize your medical records, your doctor’s diagnosis, and the testimony of medical professionals as to the effect of your injuries on your long-term health. They can investigate every aspect of the crash to determine who was at fault.
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One of the primary reasons that poorly maintained roads lead to car wrecks is that drivers are not expecting to encounter a pothole, broken pavement, or other obstruction. Hitting one of these obstacles at highway or road speed could either cause the car to crash, swerve out of control into traffic or another vehicle, or hit a pedestrian or cyclist. An accident could not only cause damage to the vehicle, but could cause significant injuries to the driver or passengers. Some of the more common accident-causing road damage includes:
Victims of a car accident caused by poor road conditions could suffer any combination of injuries of varying severity, including:
It is vitally important to get medical attention after any car accident. You may have hidden injuries that could cause long-term damage if not treated.
These statistics emphasize just how dangerous the roads in Indiana can be:
Following are some of the most commonly asked questions we get about car accidents caused by dangerous road conditions. If you have any other questions about your accident, don’t hesitate to contact the attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers.
Usually government agencies are responsible for maintaining the roads, but Indiana law gives government organizations time to discover the faulty condition and time to repair it before they can be held liable for an accident. If the condition has existed for a long time, then the law may hold that they had ample time to discover the problem and should have repaired it.
You will need to provide: the name of the road, the location of the condition that caused the accident, what direction you were traveling, the physical characteristics of the obstruction (size, depth, etc.), and the names and contact information of any witnesses. It will help to take pictures of the obstruction as soon as possible for evidence. If you wait, the nature of the obstruction may change. You will also need to know which government body is responsible for that section of the roadway. Your attorney can help with the necessary research.
Each accident is unique, but some possible forms of compensation may take include:
Your attorney can evaluate your injuries and the elements specific to your case to advise you on what types of compensation may apply to you.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to a dangerous road condition, call the experienced car accident lawyers at Chapman Injury Lawyers right away. You need a top-notch team of advocates by your side who will relentlessly represent you throughout your case. We guarantee you will have the best legal representation available, to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (812) 426-0600, or contact us online to set up a free consultation.