An accident can happen at any time and is usually the fault of human error, but what happens in the event that you have serious issues because you ran into a defective guardrail? It can be critical to gather evidence from the scene and to begin to prepare a personal injury claim that is slightly different from holding another person at fault. These are lawsuits filed against the government and should always be handled by an experienced lawyer.
Guardrail injury accidents may allow victims to recover compensation including pain and suffering, lost income and medical expenses. Liability in a guardrail accident may be a result of premises liability, negligence or a product liability. This can include a claim against manufacturing companies or guardrail design companies, the city, state or federal government, or construction companies who built or installed the guardrails. If you recently lost a loved one because of a guardrail accident, you may have the ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit can compensate family members for the loss of a loved one.
Highway guardrails are intended to stop accidents from being worse, such as preventing a car from going over the merge line into the other side of traffic or off a cliff. However, guardrail injuries can be substantial, including paralysis, broken bones, catastrophic injuries, concussion, electrical injuries and more. Since fault in a guardrail accident can be extremely complicated in proving defective guardrails, it is crucial that you have the support of an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you with this claim.
Find a San Francisco guardrail injury lawyer to discuss your claim.