Champaign Highway Defect Lawyers
When highways are not maintained, the risk of serious injury accidents increases dramatically. If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a road defect, the attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. are ready to help you get the justice that you deserve. As a hard-working citizen, you expect that your tax dollars will be spent on things like maintaining roads and highways to keep drivers and their passengers safe. If the city or state fails to hold up their end of the bargain and you are hurt, you may be eligible to take legal action to recover full compensation for your expenses and additional pain and suffering after an injury accident.
Our experienced Champaign highway defect attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. has won millions for our clients in cases just like yours. We understand the frustration and stress that comes from serious injury accidents, and when you are hurt due to a highway defect, it can be difficult to discern who may be at fault. We will review the details of your case and will help you take action against the parties responsible for your injuries. Don’t wait until it is too late to file a claim, and make sure to turn to a legal team that has successfully handled claims like these in the past. Contact Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 328-2828 to schedule a confidential consultation with our team today.
Do I Need An Attorney?
If you have been hurt in an accident on the highways in and around Champaign, you will need the assistance of a qualified legal team that knows how to handle highway defect claims. Not only do we have the experience and resources necessary to handle your case, we want to make your life easier during the challenging recovery period. While you focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back to work, we will be building the strongest possible case on your behalf. You should not have to worry about the paperwork and the legal process when you have injuries to tend to, so let us be your guide through the process.
When you take action against an irresponsible party, you are saving others’ lives as well. By taking the first step to seeking justice after your car accident, you are highlighting an issue that needed to be resolved before you ever came along. These types of accidents are absolutely preventable, and it is not fair that you have to deal with the consequences. Our team treats every case with the personal care and attention it deserves. Our promise to you is that we will do everything in our power to hold the negligent parties responsible and secure the compensation you are entitled to.
Common Highway Defects that Cause Accidents
Every time you get behind the wheel, you are subjected to an array of risks ranging in severity. It is always important to maintain awareness of potential road hazards while driving. There are a variety of highway defects that can cause or contribute to a car accident, but some of the more common defects include:
- Pavement cracking and defects, including potholes, depressions, shoving, bulge, rutting, upheaval, and raveling.
- Flooding or standing water
- Cracking around ironwork (e.g. drains)
- Crazing in the pavement
- Level differences in the roadway
- Obstruction (construction signage, piles of material like gravel or sand, etc.)
- Worn or deteriorated surface (e.g. colored surface that provides direction for drivers)
- Loose, missing, or rocking slab
- Smooth surface where the grip is reduced
- Curbs and edgings (when improperly maintained, overgrown, or deteriorated)
If you have already been involved in a car accident caused by a highway defect, contact a knowledgeable member of our team today. We have recovered over $100 million dollars for our clients over the past decade, and we are ready to put our entire firm’s resources and experience to work for you.
Highway Defect Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve provided a few common questions we receive from clients who have been in accidents due to road defects. Call us at (217) 328-2828 with any additional questions you may have.
Can I sue the state of Illinois if I experience a car accident due to a highway defect?
Generally speaking, you may file a claim and/or lawsuit against the state if you have an accident due to a highway defect. There are some limitations to what you can do, however, so educating yourself and speaking with an attorney is your best course of action. It is absolutely vital you seek legal counsel right away because the time statutes for filing a claim are limited. We will help to prove negligence on the part of the responsible party so that you can receive compensation for your pain and suffering as soon as possible.
How much compensation can I receive after my accident?
Every case is different, but one thing is for sure. You will absolutely receive more compensation with legal representation than without it. Insurance companies generally do not offer the maximum amount to victims, but clients who go in unrepresented gain three times less than represented clients, on average. We will seek to recover compensation for damages to your property, medical bills, and lost wages.
How do I report a highway defect in Illinois?
The Illinois Department of Transportation has an online form you can fill out on their website, or you can call (217) 782-2937. If you have reported an issue in the past that was unresolved and then had an accident due to the issue, you should seek legal counsel right away. The state deals with hundreds of complaints and could easily fall short of addressing every single one in a timely manner, so it is your right to obtain justice if you were a victim of this delay.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney Today
We have a reputation throughout Central Illinois and the Champaign area for our courtroom victories, settlements, and genuine care for clients. We understand how devastating an unexpected accident can be for you and your loved ones, and our goal at Spiros Law, P.C. is to provide a safe space for you to discuss your legal matters and seek the peace of mind you deserve. Contact our offices at (217) 328-2828 today, or chat live with us online for a free consultation. We are available 24/7, and we won’t charge a dime unless we win your case.