Defective Roadway

New York City Defective Roadway Accident Lawyers

Defective roadway accident claims are highly complicated. State and federal government entities devote a substantial amount of resources to try to mitigate their exposure to liability. However, with the help of an experience New York City defective roadway accident attorney, your chances of securing the compensation you are entitled is much greater.

Handling Defective Roadway Accident Claims in Manhattan

Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP has more than 40 years of experience handling defective roadway accident claims throughout Manhattan. Our personal injury attorneys have successfully litigated cases against city, state and highway contractors with claims involving:

  • Failure to place proper signage
  • Failure to properly maintain a stormwater drainage system, causing flooding and icy conditions
  • Failure to remove a truck from the highway, leading to a truck accident
  • Negligent milling of a road

We are fully prepared to prove fault, even when liability initially seems unclear. Contact our Manhattan defective roadway accident attorneys online or call 212-983-3000 for a free consultation.

Defective Roadway Cases Are Complex, But Can Be Won

Defective roadway cases are complex. First, the owner of the road must be identified. Some roads in the city of New York, such as the Gowanus Expressway, are owned by the state. Special rules apply to different types of roads, and a notice of claim must be filed in a timely manner with the government entity that owns the road.

These time periods are short, typically 90 days. Therefore, quick action is required to identify the owner of the road and file the notices of claim against all potentially responsible government entities. A lawsuit against the state must be filed in the Court of Claims.

A personal injury lawsuit against New York City and contractors who worked on a particular road can be filed in the New York Supreme Court. Information concerning a road can be obtained from the government by making a demand under the Freedom of Information Law.

Manhattan Dangerous Highway Litigation Attorneys Handle Complex Claims

At Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP, our lead attorney, Martin H. Weisfuse, has had extensive experience working in government and representing clients who have been injured due to the government’s negligence.

If you were injured due to a dangerous condition on a roadway, we can help you recover damages for your injuries. We are prepared to identify parties that contributed to the road defect, including contractors who worked on the road. We can retain highly qualified professional engineers with vast experience in roadway cases to help us establish liability.

Contact Our NYC Traffic Hazard Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Pursuing a motor vehicle lawsuit against the government requires extensive experience and an intimate knowledge of the law. We have decades of experience handling defective roadway accident claims throughout New York City and are fully prepared to help you pursue a full financial recovery. Contact Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP online or call 212-983-3000 for a free consultation.

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