Let’s say your daughter was seriously injured in an automobile accident caused by improper roadway design and construction.
Do you have any legal recourse against the State of Louisiana and Department of Transportation for defects in the roadway construction and design?
It’s a stretch but it is possible.
In order to impose liability on DOTD for Louisiana’s defective highways and roadways, the accident victim must prove that DOTD had actual or constructive notice of the defective condition.
DOTD is not the guarantor of the safety of all the motoring public under every circumstance. At any rate, DOTD is only liable for conditions that could reasonably be expected to cause injury to a prudent person using ordinary care under the circumstances.
If you have questions about serious injuries sustained in a vehicle crash, call the Gertler Law Firm at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation.