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Rochester Bridge Accidents

Battle-Tested Rochester, New York Bridge Accident Injury Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Renowned as a Distinguished Justice Advocate and New York Super Lawyer and His Team of Aggressive, Persistent, and Reliable Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Take Hard-Hitting Legal Action to Obtain Astonishing Results for Victims of Bridge Accidents in Rochester, New York.


Bridge AccidentsThere are approximately 280 bridges within Rochester, New York’s city limits. Many of these bridges were built to connect roads and provide routes over obstacles that may otherwise be difficult or even impossible to cross. The Veterans Memorial Bridge, which carries New York States Route 104 across the Genesee River, is the longest in the area at 981 feet. Hundreds of thousands of residents and commuters regularly use bridges throughout the region without giving any thought to the inherent dangers. Accidents that involve bridges can be caused by numerous factors, including poorly designed and built crossings and driver inattention. Some vehicles are more difficult to maneuver, especially while driving on narrow bridges. Driving while distracted, speeding, and tailgating can easily lead to single or multi-vehicle bridge accidents.

Unfortunately, mishaps on bridges can cause victims to suffer critical injuries or worse. For example, a 40-year-old driver was found dead following an overnight crash on the Fredrick Douglass Susan B. Anthony Bridge. The severity of injuries suffered depends on different factors such as the type of bridge rails or barriers used on the bridge, the type of bridge, its height, and the vehicles’ speed. Suppose you or a family member have been hurt on a bridge. Regardless of whether an individual motorist or government municipality caused your injuries, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against any parties that contributed to the accident. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can help you pursue the monetary compensation that you deserve. Considering the terrible ramifications of an accident on your well-being and livelihood, such as hospital bills, permanent disabilities, and reduced future earning capacity, you owe it to yourself to retain the best possible personal injury lawyer.

For well over two decades, Jed Dietrich, Esq., acclaimed as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, has forcefully litigated to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for clients who were injured in Rochester, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team of attorneys has represented thousands of victims whose lives were turned upside down because of devastating accidents. Consulting with a highly experienced personal injury attorney can help protect your legal interests. Our veteran attorneys have established close professional ties with members of law enforcement, world-renowned accident reconstruction experts, vocational rehabilitation experts, and doctors who can help us demonstrate liability and show the consequences of your injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq., and his team of elite personal injury lawyers will strive to deliver the best possible outcome. Please, call us today at 585-939-3939 to find out more about how we can help you!

Common Causes Of Bridge Accidents

Common Causes Of Bridge AccidentsAccidents on bridges can result from a large range of factors. In addition to driver negligence, which contributes to many crashes, bridge accidents also have distinctive underlying causes, including:

  1. Inadequate lighting;
  2. Defective or missing guardrails;
  3. Improper maintenance;
  4. Lack of traffic signs or signals;
  5. Potholes;
  6. Uneven bridges;
  7. High winds that sway unstable bridges;
  8. Low visibility weather, such as mist, fog, or smog;
  9. Narrowly designed bridges;
  10. Insufficient shoulder areas on bridges;
  11. Slippery conditions, like heavy rain, ice, or melting snow; and
  12. Unmarked or inadequately marked ramps at the entrance or exit of a bridge.

When a bridge accident occurs because of poor design, improper construction, inadequate maintenance, the responsible municipality, constructor, or maintenance contractor may be held liable. To determine the exact cause and who was at fault, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team of bridge experts will need to conduct an extensive investigation.

DID YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SUFFER SEVERE INJURIES OR WORSE IN A BRIDGE ACCIDENT CAUSED BY SOMEONE ELSE’S NEGLIGENCE IN ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS ELITE AND HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEAM OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK BRIDGE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS AT 585-939-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE REPRESENTATION THAT YOU DESERVE!

Recommendations For Safer Driving On Bridges

Although the above conditions can make traveling on bridges more difficult, all drivers are responsible for driving safely. Unfortunately, many drivers negligently fail to adjust their driving on bridges. Motorists can significantly reduce their risk of being involved in an accident by incorporating the following safety precautions:

  1. Modify Your Driving: It is important to always adjust your driving based on the specific bridge. Always try to keep your car balanced under demanding conditions. If possible, during inclement weather, take an alternate route to avoid driving on an unsafe bridge.
  2. Do Not Speed: Drivers that exceed the speed limit or even drive too fast for the given conditions are more likely to be involved in accidents. Driving faster makes it easier to lose control if you hit an invisible patch of ice.
  3. Avoid Tailgating: Tailgating can lead to unnecessary accidents if the driver ahead suddenly stops. Maintaining a reasonable distance between your vehicle and the cars in front of you will provide you with additional reaction time.
  4. Never Stop Abruptly: Slamming on your brakes can cause the car behind to rear-end you. Also, if you are driving too fast, a sudden application of the brakes can cause your vehicle to lose control.
  5. Avoid Distractions: Distracted driving is one of the chief causes of all car crashes. Pay attention behind the wheel, especially when driving across a bridge.

Drivers can significantly reduce their risks of being injured in a bridge accident by taking the above safety precautions. However, you may still find yourself injured because another motorist failed to take such safety measures. Never assume that the motorist cannot be held liable simply because you were driving on a bridge. When an accident occurs because a motorist failed to adjust his or her driving to avoid an accident, they may be considered negligent and liable for resulting damages.

Victims of bridge accidents need the finest personal injury attorney in Rochester, New York, fighting on their team. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has forced insurance companies and negligent parties to pay at least $1,000,000.00 or more 38 times to compensate his clients for their damages. You owe it to yourself to let Jed Dietrich, Esq., and his team of leading bridge accident attorneys litigate your case and demand the compensation that you deserve. If you have any questions about your specific claim, please contact us for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation. You can reach our top rated lawyers by dialing 585-939-3939; or completing the online consultation form. Our highly experienced team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned lawyers are here to help you through this difficult time and will always treat you with the utmost respect and compassion.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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