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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

  • Thank you again for all your help and dedication

    “Saar, I wanted to say thank you again for all your help and dedication. The settlement was a bonus. My main concern was my well-being. And I'm glad to say I am well. I do not have any back pain and I can enjoy watching and interacting with my daughter. One more time and on behalf of my family, thanks.”

    Jose A.

  • I was very pleased with the firm's persistence

    “I highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon. When I decided to retain the Firm, I initially spoke with Attorney Jason D. Cohn. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining what sort of personal injury case to expect. With the assistance of Attorney Saar Swartzon, Cohn & Swartzon were able to get me a $28,000 settlement. I was very pleased with the firm's persistence and hard work. The attorneys always kept me informed about how my case was going, they were completely honest, and offered great advice. They listened to my concerns and needs, and always made me feel like I was a high priority client. Everyone at the Firm is very friendly and caring, both as one's legal representation, and simply as individuals. Thanks again!”


  • Highly Recommend

    “I cannot recommend the offices of Cohn & Swartzon highly enough. I was referred to them after being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver. I was in pain and after 6 weeks was still trying to be seen by a physical therapist. I met with Jason the first day and he couldn't have been nicer. He seemed to really care about me and my case and within 24 hours I was being seen at a great facility for physical therapy. My case was taken over by Elva who was always on top of things. She kept me in the loop and pretty much took over everything so that I didn't have to deal with it. She was able to get the highest amount possible and I walked away with more than I could have hoped for. I am so thankful for her and the entire office of Cohn & Swartzon.”

    Kathy 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.

  • I could not have done it alone, and I am very grateful to them.

    “I was recently hurt in a really bad car accident. I did not have health insurance but Cohn & Swartzon helped me to receive greatly needed medical care. They also helped me get a replacement car quickly so that my wife could continue to drive to work while I was at home, getting better. I could not have done it alone, and I am very grateful to them.”

    Jackob S.