Defective Roadways

Injuries From Street Defects Or Road Dangers

If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, and a dangerous highway or street defect was at least part of the cause of the crash, you may be entitled to make a claim against a government agency. California has strict time limits for filing such claims, so it is vital that you act immediately to receive full compensation for your injuries.

With his extensive experience in handling serious injury or wrongful death claims against government agencies and private parties, attorney Reuben J. Donig is ready to take on your case. Contact our San Mateo County office today to speak with him about your defective street or roadway claim. Free consultations are available. Call 650-668-3600.

What Street Defects Are The City Or State Responsible For?

Just as a private property owner is responsible for maintaining the safety of their property, a city, county or state highway department is equally responsible for maintaining reasonably safe conditions. Measures must be taken to prevent foreseeable pedestrian, bicycle and traffic accidents.

Recreational trails, bike paths, streets and highways are all considered public property. Negligence of such may include the following issues:

  • Potholes, cave-ins and ponding (unwanted water pooling on flat surfaces)
  • Intersections lacking street lights or traffic signals despite a history of collisions
  • Missing road signs and poorly marked intersections and crosswalks
  • Debris from asphalt resurfacing, broken pavement or missing manhole covers
  • Poorly maintained, defective, poorly designed or missing guardrails

Talk With Attorney Reuben J. Donig For Free

If you would like to speak with our lawyer about a serious injury or wrongful death claim resulting from a street or highway defect, please call 650-668-3600 or email our San Mateo County office to arrange a free consultation.