Environmental Causes of AccidentsWhile you might have been the only one involved in the crash, that doesn’t mean you were responsible for it. If you lost control of your car because of unsafe road conditions, you may have the right to sue a government agency for your damages. The government is responsible for laws on road conditions and upkeep, which makes sure that all citizens have access to safe roadways. Unfortunately, these roadways are not always properly maintained. If your accident was caused by road conditions, such as a steep shoulder drop-off, potholes, or other hazardous conditions, you deserve compensation, but be sure to act fast—you will only have six months to file if you sue a government agency, or your case will be dismissed.
Manufacturing Defects May Cause Your CrashYour car itself may be the cause for your crash. While we expect our vehicles to run properly, a manufacturer might have left a serious defect in some part of your car, and that could be the cause of your accident. Manufacturers have an obligation to keep consumers safe—with very few exceptions. Below are just a few examples of defects that could cause your accident:
- Defective brakes
- Airbags that deploy improperly
- Rolling over while driving normally