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Proving Liability Due to Bad Road Conditions


If you sustained injuries in a car accident that was caused by poor road conditions, the accident might not be your fault. While proving liability in these types of cases can be trickier than other motor vehicle crashes, an experienced personal injury attorney can assist you in navigating the complexities of your case and increase your chances at obtaining the compensation you deserve. When you are rear-ended by another driver, liability is more obvious, but who can be held liable for shoddy road conditions that cause an accident?

Holding the Government Liable for Road Conditions

The government, whether it be at a city, town, county, or state level, is responsible for maintaining roads and, if road conditions are poor, the government is also responsible for warning residents about such potentially dangerous conditions. In fact, the government is expected to conduct regular surveys and to report poor road conditions.

To successfully prove the government was liable for your accident, you must show:

  • They were responsible for maintaining the road and should have reasonably been aware of the conditions.
  • They did not take any action to repair the road or warn drivers of its hazards within a reasonable timeframe.

Some of the road conditions that are considered dangerous and hazardous to drivers include slippery surfaces, potholes, flash flooding, falling rocks, ice and snow, and more. If the government neglects its duty to warn residents or to fix these problems, you might have a viable claim to compensation.

Personal Injury Attorney in Anchorage

If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by poor road conditions, you will need the experienced and skilled representation of an Anchorage personal injury attorney. At the Law Offices of David Henderson, I have provided sound legal advice for numerous clients. I can use my services to help you and your family avoid experiencing any unnecessary stress. Backed by over 20 years of experience, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands with me.

Contact my office today at (888) 295-6566 to schedule a free consultation with an auto accident attorney in Anchorage.