Rochester, New York, Car Accident Lawyers: Lack of Guardrails

Highly Qualified Rochester, New York Car Accidents Caused By Lack Of Guardrails Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Uncompromising, Tenacious, and Trustworthy Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Aggressively Litigate to Demand the Best Possible Results for Victims of Car Crashes Caused by Missing Guardrails in Rochester, New York, throughout Monroe County, and Beyond.

Highway Over the years, guardrails have been viewed as one of the most vital safety features for both state and local highways. Guardrails were engineered to help absorb the momentum of vehicles in accidents, prevent cars from rolling over, and hopefully prevent a minor collision from becoming a fatal one. Additionally, rails help keep vehicles on the road when encountering hazardous driving conditions, such as steep embankments and sharp curves. Across Monroe County, several dangerous roadways lack guardrails to reduce the harm caused by accidents, especially those involving vehicles leaving their respective lanes or departing the highway. These roadways may have a heightened risk of drivers rolling over, swerving off the road, smashing into objects, or getting into head-on collisions.

When the City of Rochester, Monroe County, or New York State attempts to cut costs and neglects to install guardrails on roadways desperately in need, the respective municipality may be held responsible for any tragic consequences that take place. Way too many heartbreaking car accidents result from preventable road issues. You can always depend on the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.'s seasoned litigators to hold the responsible party accountable. With immense resources and legal expertise available to us, our veteran attorneys can build the strongest possible case and demand the compensation that you deserve, including present and future hospital bills, pain and suffering, loss of wages, loss of future earning potential, loss of enjoyment, and all other expenses related to the accident.

For well over two decades, Jed Dietrich, Esq., celebrated as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, has fought to get more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for clients who were seriously injured in Rochester, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Our mission is to provide every client with the best legal representation and superior personal injury service. Jed Dietrich, Esq., and his team of leading car accident lawyers promise to always treat you with the compassion and respect that you deserve. Kindly call us today at 585-939-3939 to learn more about how we can help you!

Common Injuries Sustained In Missing Guardrail Crashes

Car Accident in the Snow When guardrails are properly installed and well-maintained, they can save lives. Unfortunately, a lack of guardrails can contribute to devastating accidents and resulting injuries. Although injuries suffered in any type of car accident can be overwhelming, injuries sustained from crashes caused by the absence of guardrails can be considerably worse or even fatal. Just imagine losing control of your vehicle and rolling down a steep hill. Injuries commonly suffered due to missing guardrail accidents include:

  1. Deep lacerations from broken glass;
  2. Burn injuries;
  3. Multiple broken bones;
  4. Amputations and severed limbs;
  5. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
  6. Internal bleeding;
  7. Organ damage;
  8. Neck and spinal cord injuries;
  9. Permanent disfigurements;
  10. Crush injuries;
  11. Total paralysis; and
  12. Wrongful death.

Most of the above wounds necessitate emergency medical treatment and further care, such as surgery, extensive support from specialists, and lengthy physical therapy, to even begin to recover. Regardless of what type of damages you endured in a crash involving the absence of necessary guardrails, the Dietrich Law P.C.'s zealous attorneys will strive to obtain the compensation that your injuries merit.


Holding The Responsible Municipality Liable For The Lack of Guardrails

While the City of Rochester, Department of Environmental Services, is in charge of the construction, maintenance, and repair of city streets, the Monroe County Department of Transportation is accountable for county roadways. Additionally, in most cases, the New York State Department of Transportation is responsible for the highways, such as Interstate 490, Interstate 590, and the Lake Ontario Parkway, that pass through the county. As such, the respective municipality is charged with identifying all roadways where guardrails are necessary to prevent injury. Roads with tiny shoulder areas and steep drop-offs, as well as those with high risks of head-on collisions and rollover accidents, should have guardrails. When the respective governmental administration neglects to install or replace missing guardrails in a dangerous area, that agency could be held liable for damages that could have been avoided by an operational guardrail. Depending on the circumstances, the responsible construction company or maintenance contractor may also be held responsible.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.'s veteran car crash lawyers will act quickly and systematically to successfully prove that the lack of a guardrail led to your collision and exacerbated your injuries. After an accident due to a missing guardrail, it is crucial to start collecting evidence as early as possible. Without a swift investigation, the authority in charge may attempt to install a guardrail. Evidence that could be favorable to your case may include:

  1. Outlines of the roadway, which could substantiate a faulty design;
  2. Your accident report from the applicable police department or highway patrol;
  3. All relevant hospital records;
  4. Declarations from eyewitnesses who saw your accident;
  5. Construction company records regarding guardrail installations;
  6. Road crew maintenance logbooks to determine whether guardrails are supposed to be present;
  7. Surveillance videos from any traffic or security cameras in the area;
  8. Pictures and videos from the scene of your accident, such as skid marks, applicable surroundings, and vehicle damage;
  9. Past accident reports noting the absence of an essential guardrail; and
  10. Records of prior complaints regarding no guardrails on the same roadway.

After conducting a thorough investigation, we will work closely with our highway safety experts and accident reconstruction experts to analyze all relevant information. Our internationally acclaimed experts will provide qualified testimonies and present decisive evidence to corroborate your case at all required legal proceedings. Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our elite law firm will battle to get the finest result for your injuries and subsequent damages. If you have any specific questions regarding your potential claim, please feel free to contact us for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.'s battle-tested team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 585-939-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.

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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