Determining Liability for an Accident Happening on Our Highways
At any given time, hundreds, or even thousands, of people are driving in and out of West Virginia. This means that there are constant risks on our highways across the entire state. Unfortunately, due to bustling and speeding drivers, those who drive while they are intoxicated, and roadways that are poorly maintained, highway accidents can take place in the blink of an eye, completely turning your world upside-down. If you have been injured in a highway accident, you might have questions about how you can move forward with your case.
When Lack of Road Maintenance is at Play
Various regulations are put in place to uphold the safety of others on West Virginia roadways. If regulations are not held to standard during the manufacturing or upkeep of the highways across the state and you are injured as a result of these actions or inactions, many individual entities could be liable. Just a few of these entities include highway engineers, construction companies, road maintenance authorities, and more. If an adverse road condition has led to your accident, you might be looking at a government claim against an entity.
Though these cases are complex and have certain deadlines that must be met in a certain amount of time, they are not impossible to win when you have the experienced help of an attorney on your side. In some cases, you might find that cities, states, and counties are fully liable for your damages and that you are not alone when it comes to your damages.
When Another Driver Causes Your Accident and Injuries
When making a determination of liability, perhaps you have found that a road condition is not responsible for your accident, but it is instead the negligence of another driver, who was acting in a reckless fashion on the roads. If you are unable to recover through your insurance company after an accident on our highways, you might be met with the decision of bringing a personal injury claim against a negligent driver. There are many reasons these accidents take place across West Virginia, including drivers who choose to get behind the wheel intoxicated, distracted drivers, and those who choose to drive well over the speed limit. It is imperative that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible if you believe another party contributed to your accident.
Why You Should Speak with an Attorney
You might find, in the midst of your accident case, that there are many laws and regulations that play an important role in your case. You might not know about these unless you study New Jersey laws from front to back. Only an experienced attorney will be able to help you meet the statute of limitations, ensure that you are filing a claim against the correct party, and walk you through the beginning steps of your claim so that you can be sure you are meeting the standards necessary to move forward.
At Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, we take your highway car accident claim seriously and would like to stand by your side to help you receive the compensation you deserve. Nobody should have to be alone following a car accident, which is why our experienced personal injury attorneys extend a helping hand to you when you need it most. Please contact us to find out what we can do for you at 304-431-4050.