For Cases Involving Dangerous Road Conditions

Injury trial Attorneys For Justice

Throughout the state of California, there are dangerous roads and conditions that contribute to automobile and/or pedestrian accidents. These dangerous conditions are not always apparent and require someone with the expertise and knowledge in handling these types of claims to identify and evaluate the viability of such claims.

Some factors which should trigger a client or an attorney to evaluate a potential dangerous condition of public property claim are:

  • Did the accident occur near a construction zone?
  • Did a vehicle travel off the roadway?
  • Did a vehicle cross the center median?
  • Did the driver complain of an unknown loss of control of the vehicle?
  • Did the accident occur at an intersection with three (3) or more lanes of through traffic for any one direction?
  • Was the intersection control by a Protective-Permissive, Left Turn signal?
  • Did the accident occur in a marked crosswalk?
  • Did the vehicle go through a guardrail or became impaled by the guardrail?
  • Was a pedestrian struck in a public parking lot, such as at the DMV?

If any one of these factors is present, then a competent attorney should be contacted to investigate whether a viable governmental claim exists.

There is a very short time limitation to bring a claim against a governmental entity. In California, generally claims against a governmental entity must be filed within six (6) months from the date of the incident against the responsible entity. If a claim is not filed within six (6) months from the date of the incident, then a petition should be immediately filed with the court requesting relief for the failure to file the claim within six (6) months. The petition must be filed within one (1) year of the date of the incident. The failure to do so may bar any claim against the governmental entity, even if fault is admitted.

The following are some of our achieved results when considering whether to contact us for assistance:

  • Stillman v. State of California ($3.6 million)
  • Brewer v. City of Modesto ($3.5 million)
  • Reyes v. County of Los Angeles ($2.1 million)
  • Allen v. State of California ($700,000)

At Nguyen Lawyers, we have handled all types of cases involving dangerous road design and dangerous conditions of public property. These claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means if there is no recovery, you owe no fees. We will advance the necessary costs to prosecute your case. Call us at 562-283-5415.