- Auto Accidents
- Auto Fire/Explosion
- Automotive Failure
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Bus Accidents
- Car/SUV/Van Rollovers
- Catastrophic Injury
- Chair, Stool, and Baby Seat/Swing Accidents
- Consumer Product Liability
- Dangerous Road Conditions
- Dangerous Streets or Poor Highway Design
- Dog Bite Injury
- Electrical, Chemical, Fire & Gas Accidents
- Gas Fire
- House Fire Injury
- Ladder and Scaffolding Accidents
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Public Transportation Accidents
- Seatbelt and Airbag Failure
- Serious Auto Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Steam Showers and Steam Boilers Accidents
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Tire and Blowout Separation Injury
- Train Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Warehouse Fire Injury
- Workplace Accidents
Dangerous Road Conditions
Throughout the State of California, there are dangerous roads and conditions that contribute to automobile and/or pedestrian accidents. These dangerous conditions are not always apparent and require someone with the expertise and knowledge in handling these types of claims to identify and evaluate the viability of such claims.
Some factors which should trigger a client or an attorney to evaluate a potential dangerous condition of public property claim are:
- Did the accident occur near construction zone?
- Did a vehicle travel off the roadway?
- Did a vehicle cross the center median?
- Did the driver complain of an unknown lost of control of vehicle?
- Did the accident occur at an intersection with three (3) or more lane of through traffic for any one direction?
- Was the intersection control by a Protective-Permissive, Left Turn signal?
- Did the accident occur in a marked crosswalk?
- Did the vehicle go through a guardrail or became impaled by the guardrail?
- Was a pedestrian struck in a public parking lot? Such as at the DMV?
If any one of these factors is present, then a competent attorney should be contacted to investigate whether a viable governmental claim exists.
There are very short time limitation to bring a claim against a governmental entity. In California, generally claims against a governmental entity must filed within six (6) months from the date of the incident against the responsible entity. If a claim is not filed within six (6) month from the date of the incident, then a petition should be immediately filed with the court requesting relief for the failure to file the claim within six (6) months. The petition must be filed within one (1) year of the date of the incident. The failure to do so may bar any claim against the governmental entity, even if fault is admitted.
Please see the following cases and results when considering whether to contact us for assistance:
- Stillman v. State of California ($3,600,000)
- Brewer v. City of Modesto ($3,5000,000)
- Reyes v. County of Los Angeles ($2,100,000)
- Allen v. State of California ($700,000)
At The Law Office of Minh T. Nguyen, we have handled all types of cases involving dangerous conditions of public property. These claims are handled on a contingency fee basis which means, if there is no recovery, you owe no fees. We will advance of the necessary costs to prosecute your case.