Accidents on Dangerous Highways
Some accidents are caused not by negligent drivers but by defects in the roadway. If you are injured as the result of defective signs, missing or defective guardrails, pavement edge drops or other breaches of highway safety standards, you may be entitled to compensation.
At the Ates Law Firm, we are here to help you if you have been injured as the result of dangerous or defective roadways. With law offices in Destrehan and Gretna, our lawyers represent clients in Greater New Orleans, the River Parishes and throughout Louisiana. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Who Is Responsible for Defective Roadways?
Defective roadway cases are very complex. The responsible parties may include the municipality responsible for maintaining the road, a construction company, a supplier of materials or other parties. To prove fault and identify defendants, our lawyers will use qualified experts such as accident reconstructionists and civil engineers.
Our firm is experienced in investigating and litigating defective roadway cases. Our lawyers represented the family of a motorcyclist who was killed due to a seam in a highway that was about four inches wide and a half inch deep. When the rider's front wheel slipped into the seam, it steered him into a patch of gravel, where he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.
We also represented victims of a bus crash against the state of Louisiana for a defective guardrail, and the Court found in our clients' favor.
For More Information About Defective Roadway Accidents
We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case and answer your questions. To talk to our Gretna, Destrehan or New Orleans defective roadway accident attorneys, call 504-264-9524 or fill out the contact form on this website.