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Car Accident Attorneys
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Defective Roadway Design in Orange County, CA

Filing an Injury Claim Against the City, County or State

Most car accidents are the result of negligent, reckless, or intoxicated drivers. In those cases, it is relatively simple to determine liability and pursue compensation from responsible parties. However, not all accidents are caused by other drivers; often a car crash is the result of a road or freeway that is not properly designed or maintained. In these scenarios, it is essential to have a car accident attorney in Orange County in your corner who is not afraid to stand up to government agencies.

At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., we understand the frustration of suffering injuries because of an accident caused by a defective road design. We can use our experience to hold government agencies accountable for failing to maintain the safety of the roadways they govern. Our dedication to excellent customer service and efficiency in personal injury claims has been recognized by our peers and clients alike, proven by our lawyers' rating of AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Seek the Just Compensation That You Deserve

In order for a roadway, highway or street to be safe for vehicle operators, whether a car, truck, van, SUV or any commercial vehicle, the road must be designed correctly and maintained properly. When an accident has occurred due to a faulty design, a claim or lawsuit can be filed against the entity responsible, whether that is a city, county or state agency. Our team of legal professionals in Orange County can conduct thorough investigations into the cause of your accident to determine which party is responsible.

Some of the factors that contribute to dangerous roadways include:

  • Incorrect grading on curves
  • Lack of adequate drainage and flooded roadways
  • Signs that were obscured due to trees or other foliage
  • Unmarked, dangerous dips
  • Intersection with a history of accidents that has not had a stop light installed
  • Bridges that are not maintained
  • Uneven pavement or potholes

If you have been in an accident caused by a defect in the road's design, we are ready to fight for you. We believe that you should not have to shoulder the financial burden associated with injuries if they could have been avoided with proper road maintenance. While every individual has a duty to take reasonable measures to avoid endangering others, government agencies have a greater responsibility, as we have a specific and real trust in them.

The concerns regarding the safety of a street, road or highway, and whether a failure by any government agency contributed to the accident is likely to be heavily contested. Thus you will need legal counsel that is thorough, meticulous, and aggressive in its approach. Often times, we will consult with experts who can analyze the safety of a roadway in order to prove that a government agency has contributed to the cause of your accident.

Top Rated Firm for Defective Roadway Claims

Our firm's founders have outstanding qualifications to bring to the table for these types of car accident and wrongful death claims. Attorney Jason D. Cohn is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® as well as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, one of only 1% of the personal injury lawyers in the country who qualify for this professional designation. Attorney Saar Swartzon is also highly rated and was involved in a case in which a $36 million verdict was recovered in a catastrophic injury claim.

Thus, you can trust that Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. has the efficiency and dedication to success that you need to recover the compensation you deserve. In fact, Our Orange County car accident lawyers will not accept attorney's fees unless we recover a settlement for your claim. Whether you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident caused by the negligence of a government agency, our team is ready to fight for you. Take action today to pursue justice for your injuries!

Contact our Orange County car accident attorney today for a free consultation to get started!

Recent Reviews From Previous Clients

  • I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided!

    “I am very happy with the level of service Cohn & Swartzon provided me with during my time of need. I truly did not expect my insurance to cover my legal fees, but I am sure that Attorney Cohn and Attorney Swartzon wrote a great letter to them. I hope that I don't need an attorney ever again; but if I did, I would go back to Cohn & Swartzon. And I would definitely refer my family and friends.”

    Maria S.

  • I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys.

    “It was such a pleasure to be represented by Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. recently. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys. After a car accident which involved numerous injuries, I couldn't handle the stress of dealing with the insurance companies. They completely took over for me. They negotiated with the insurance companies and as a result of their determination, I received a very fast and fair settlement. All during this process, they kept me updated on all the proceedings, always returned my phone calls promptly and answered any questions I had the entire staff at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. were always courteous and helpful. Thank you ever so much!”


  • They stayed true to their word

    “Let me begin by saying that I would recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone in need of legal advice. Both Jason and Saar are very personable and they provided a high level of service to me as their client. In addition to Jason and Saar, the entire staff always provided the utmost in service. One of the things that I liked was the fact that they stayed true to their word. They told me that they personally would take calls, if necessary. It was not very often that I needed to speak directly to them; but when I did, they were accessible. I appreciate the great lengths that they went to in working with an uncooperative doctor, who took a very long time getting a key report to them. They worked with the insurance companies and the adjusters, which took all of the unnecessary stress off of me. The Firm went to bat for me and we were successful in settling my personal injury case without going to trial. Saar was able to negotiate and reduce my medical bills, thus putting more cash into my hands. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome, and the timing of the settlement couldn't have come at a better time.”


  • Saar Swartzon was very hardworking and courteous.

    “Saar Swartzon was very hardworking and courteous. The physical therapist he recommended was beyond excellent, and he coordinated all my visits and appointments. If I ever need a personal injury attorney, he will definitely be my man”

    Arash B.

  • Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court

    “When I first met with Cohn & Swartzon, they explained to me that I had a difficult case; but because of my severe injuries, they were willing to help. Initially, the insurance did not offer much; but after Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court, I received over a 6 figure settlement and also had my surgery paid for.”

    Deborah V.