Did you know that landowners or even the Department of Transportation can be held liable for auto accidents? A skillful personal injury attorney considers every possible avenue of liability in evaluating injury cases. Sometimes the Department of Transportation may fail to follow it’s own guidelines regarding placement of signs or designing of guardrails. If these failures can be shown to have contributed substantially to causing an accident, the Government may be held liable. Bear in mind, however, State Law in Florida limits the amount that can be recovered against the Government.
Landowners near intersections can be liable as well if commercial signs or landscaping block the view of drivers causing collisions. Preserving evidence at the scene is very important. Extensive photographs and perhaps expert inspection are critical in proving such a case.