Accidents Caused by Highway Design Defects
Pursue Compensation with an Orange County Car Accident Attorney
Good roads and safe highways are often taken for granted by drivers in Southern California. With the high amount of taxes raising money for road improvement and the seemingly endless construction, it is right to feel safe when commuting on Orange County highways.
Unfortunately, many motor vehicle accidents are caused by defective roads or unmaintained highways. When these types of accidents occur, the victims may not know where to turn or how to receive the compensation they deserve.
How We Can Secure Compensation for Victims of Highway Design Defects
Our law firm recently represented a client who lost his wife, mother, and two children in a car accident that occurred as a result of a design defect on a California highway. The other surviving child is unable to talk or speak or move, suffering from trauma called locked-in syndrome. There is nothing that can bring his family back or take away the grief.
There are, however, three things that our law firm can do:
- We seek to bring those accountable to justice.
- We strive to obtain compensation to provide top-notch care for the injured people for as long as they will need it.
- We pursue compensation for the damages, including pain and suffering relating to the wrongful death loss.
In this highway design injury case, our law firm was able to settle with CalTrans (California Transportation System) for approximately ten million dollars for negligence. The CalTrans Authority knew that there was a design defect in the aqueduct, but they had done nothing about it.
We know how to investigate these complicated cases — and we know how to win these cases, all the while providing our clients with the caring and responsive client service that they need during such difficult times.