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Redwood City Roadway Design Defect Lawyer

Car accidents that at first blush appear to be due to a negligent driver may be the result of a roadway or intersection that was poorly designed or maintained.   If you have been injured in an accident and you have questions about the roadway that was involved, contact our Redwood City car accident attorneys. Danko Meredith Trial Lawyers will evaluate the potential case and take steps to protect the rights you may have against the responsible government entity.

Why Us?

  • Our firm is known for taking cases to court and winning. This is important if your case goes to trial, but it will also help you settle out of court for more.
  • We have a record of success in roadway design cases.
  • Our firm can finance any battle, yet we are small enough that your car accident case will receive personal attention.
  • Our firm operates on a contingency fee payment schedule. We charge attorney’s fees only if we win a financial award for the client.

Types of Roadway Design Defects

Designing a roadway takes a variety of specialty engineers, safety analysts, and environmental professionals. That’s one reason why roadway design cases are frequently complex. A roadway design defect can involve:

  • Dangerous crosswalks
  • Malfuctioning or improperly timed traffic signals
  • Lack of proper signage
  • Inadequate sight distance
  • Signs obstructed by vegetation
  • Poorly designed bicycle lanes
  • Dangerous curves
  • Dangerous guardrails

If a reasonable design team would have designed the road differently or if the public entity responsible for the roadway did not keep up with necessary inspections, the public entity may be liable for the resulting accident.

Filing a Claim Against Redwood City

The city government is responsible for most roadway design projects, crosswalk installations, maintenance, and repairs within its limits. If a defective roadway design caused your accident, you may have grounds to file an injury claim against the City of Redwood City. Claims against government agencies in California must be made within a six-month deadline instead of the typical two-year period. Speak to a lawyer as soon as possible about your case to make sure you comply with your time limit.

Contact Us for a Free Case Review

Danko Meredith Trial Lawyers has what it takes to obtain fair results for your defective roadway claim. We have the resources to build the case necessary to recover the costs of your hospital expenses, compensation for you lost income, and compensation for your pain and suffering. Learn more about your claim during a free consultation at our Redwood City office. Contact us today.