San Mateo Street Defect Injury Attorney
Injuries caused by street defects and dangerous highways
If you were seriously injured, or you lost a family member in a motor vehicle accident, and a street defect or dangerous highway was at least partially responsible for the crash, you may be entitled to present a claim against a government agency. In California there are strict time limits for filing such claims, so you must take immediate action to ensure you recover the full compensation you are entitled to.
Attorney Reuben J. Donig has extensive experience in claims for serious injury or wrongful death against private parties and government agencies. If you would like to talk to him about a claim involving a defective street or roadway, please contact our San Mateo office to arrange a free consultation.
What street defects are the city or state responsible for?
A city, county, or state highway department is, just like a private party, responsible for maintaining property in a reasonably safe condition, and for taking measures to prevent foreseeable pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic accidents.
Public property includes highways, streets, bike paths, and recreational trails. Defects and dangerous road conditions that may indicate negligence include the following:
- Missing or badly maintained guardrails and poorly designed or defective guardrails
- Missing road signs and poorly marked crosswalks and intersections
- Intersections which do not have traffic signals or street lights, despite a history of collisions
- Broken pavement, missing manhole covers, debris from asphalt resurfacing
- Potholes, cave-ins, and ponding
If you would like to speak with our lawyer about a serious injury or wrongful death claim stemming from a highway or street defect, please call 650.489.0545 or e-mail our San Mateo office to arrange a free consultation.
No attorney fees unless we get results
All cases at our firm are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we charge no attorney fees unless our client recovers compensation as a result of our efforts.
Reuben J. Donig
San Mateo, California, Personal Injury Lawyer