Roadway Construction Attorney
Client compensation is a crucial goal of this Fort Lauderdale Roadway Construction Lawyer. A roadway construction case is one in which the design or construction of a roadway somehow contributes to causing an accident and resulting injuries. Roadway construction is consistently occurring in the State of Florida. Because of the high volume of traffic that uses the roads in the State, repairs and alterations are constantly being remade. When a mistake is made and an accident is caused or allowed to happen, a personal injury case may occur.
For example, when contractors are working on a roadway, they are responsible for what’s called “maintenance of traffic” (or MOT). Contractors are supposed to develop MOT plans that direct oncoming drivers where to drive safely. If they don’t do this and vehicles drive into construction zones as a result, the contractors can be liable. Oftentimes, contractor employees are hit by vehicles due to defective MOT plans. Vehicle operators and pedestrians can be injured as well.
Construction vehicles also have been known to drive into lanes of traffic and cause accidents. Additionally, objects can be left in lanes of traffic – causing crashes.
Other times, defective equipment can be used on Florida’s roadways. For example, “crash cushions” or “crash attenuators” can be placed in the wrong places. Crash cushions or attenuators are devises that are placed on roadways in an attempt to lessen the severity of crashes or accidents. Nevertheless, in many cases, they are placed in places where guard rails should be placed instead (or vice versa). When this occurs, devastating wrecks can occur.
Call this Fort Lauderdale Roadway Construction Law Firm at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. He will gladly talk to you about your case for free.
If Mr. Quackenbush becomes your lawyer, he will represent you on contingency. This means that there will be absolutely no charge to you until you’ve made a recovery in your case, so there is no risk whatsoever.This Fort Lauderdale Roadway Construction Accident Lawyer Advises Badly Injured Clients
Negligent roadway construction can also cause accidents when objects are placed in the line of sight of drivers. For example, frequently cones, barrels or bushes are placed in places that block the lines of sight of oncoming drivers. When this occurs, devastating accidents can result.
Further, improper light sequencing at intersections (i.e., the timing of when lights are red, green, etc.) can lead to confusion amongst drivers. Bad intersection accidents can result.
Improper or inadequate lighting on the roadways can also cause drivers to not be able to see and wind up in accidents.
Additionally, oftentimes defects on the actual roadway will cause accidents and injuries. For example, this Broward County Roadway Construction Accident Attorney has worked on cases in which drainage grates were left open – allowing bike tires to slide into the gap and causing bicycle accidents, crashes and wrecks.
Most roadways in the State of Florida are owned by governmental entities. For example, the “FDOT” (Florida Department of Transportation) owns many of the highways and freeways in the State. Cities and Counties own many roadways as well. When it is a governmental entity that designed or constructed the roadway that caused your injuries, you may have a “sovereign immunity” case against that governmental entity. In a sovereign immunity case, there will be caps on damages of $200,000. This means that the most you will be able to recover against the governmental entity is $200,000. The only exception to this is if “claims bill” legislation is passed in Tallahassee.
Additionally, in a sovereign immunity case, you will need to give the governmental entity six months notice before filing a lawsuit (so you can’t sue the governmental entity right away).Representation with Compassion the Cornerstone of this Broward County Roadway Construction Accident Law Firm
Sometimes, a governmental entity isn’t responsible for a roadway construction defect that causes an accident. Sometimes it is a private contractor or company that negligently caused the accident. Many times, the governmental entity that owns a roadway will “contract” out roadway designs and construction. For example, when an idea for a roadway is hatched, it usually won’t be the governmental entity that designs the roadway. Rather, the governmental entity will typically contract out the job to an engineering company to design.
Additionally, when the actual construction of the roadway is underway, typically it won’t be the governmental entity that does the construction. Usually, the governmental entity will contract out the job to a construction contractor. This Broward County Roadway Construction Lawyer can help you to figure this out.
In either of these scenarios, if the engineering firm or construction company makes a mistake leading to a defective roadway and eventually your accident and injuries, you case will be against the private company (rather than the governmental entity). This is a huge advantage because, in that case, you won’t be limited to the $200,000 sovereign immunity caps mentioned above.Contact this South Florida Roadway Construction Accident Attorney
Mr. Quackenbush will gladly give you a free, no obligation consultation if you’ve been hurt anyplace in the State of Florida. Call him at 786-294-7711.
Should this South Florida Roadway Construction Accident Lawyer become your lawyer, he will work on a contingency basis – this means that he will not charge you for his work until you’ve made a recovery in your case. So, there is therefore absolutely no risk to you whatsoever in pursuing a case.