The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is responsible for the state highways in addition to other issues such as public transportation. Given the size, population and transportation needs of California, this means that Caltrans must construct and maintain a vast network of roadways. They are not always successful in that role.
Design, construction and maintenance failures can cause or contribute to serious motor vehicle accidents. Some of the issues that can lead to accidents include:
- Lack of guardrails
- Improper shoulders
- Dangerous curves
- Objects falling off Caltrans trucks
- Defective road construction
- Improper/lack of signage
- Lack of/defective traffic signals/railroad crossing signals
- Lack of proper drainage causing flooding
- Proper warning for construction sites
Pursuing compensation against Caltrans for an accident presents certain challenges. Showing how Caltrans is responsible for the accident can require an in-depth investigation that can gather evidence of actual conditions at the time of the accident, what specifically caused the accident and what Caltrans could have done to prevent the accident.
More Than 40 Years Of Combined Legal Experience
At Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC we are skilled at conducting the necessary investigations to hold Caltrans accountable for accidents caused by their failures in regard to the construction and maintenance of our roads. Our extensive personal injury experience allows us to focus in on what evidence is going to be most helpful in building the cases our clients need. Given the complex nature of the evidence that can be part of cases such as these, we employ outside experts when necessary to help us build the most convincing cases.
Contact The Santa Rosa Caltrans Accident Attorneys Of Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC
If your accident was caused by Caltrans negligence, the attorneys of Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC can help. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 707-387-0940 or 415-234-0142 or contact us online.