Human error causes more than 90 percent of all car crashes in Florida and all across the U.S. But let’s not forget about car accidents caused by poor road conditions.
Even though roads in Florida are much better than in most other states, you can still encounter quite a few potholes, shoulder drop-offs, slick roads, and other bad road conditions while driving a car or truck in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Hallandale Beach, and other parts of Florida.
And while the process of seeking compensation for your damages and losses when the car accident is caused by another motorist is quite straightforward – just file a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company and you are good to go – the process of recovering damages when your car crash is caused by poor road conditions can be rather confusing.
Why? “Because in the vast majority of car accident cases involving bad road conditions, the victim will be suing a government entity,” explains our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer from Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. But your city, county, or municipality or other government entity is not the only party that can be held liable for a car crash caused by poor road conditions.
In fact, there can be multiple parties to sue for poor road conditions that caused your car crash. Depending on the circumstances in your particular case, you may be able to file a lawsuit against:
Since Florida follows the doctrine of pure comparative negligence, you may be able to sue multiple parties as part of your personal injury claim. However, if the investigation shows that you were partially at-fault for causing a car crash involving poor road conditions, the amount of damages you are entitled to will be reduced by the percentage of your own fault.
The only way to ensure that your car crash case is fairly and properly investigated and to establish all liable parties in a motor vehicle accident caused by poor road conditions, you need to consult with a Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney from Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates, P.A. Get a free consultation about your particular case by calling at 954-687-9787.