Highway Design Accidents

When public entities construct or maintain highways they have a responsibility to provide a safe roadway environment for the prudent driver. Statistics show that road environment factors into 28% of all accidents.  Janssen Malloy LLP has either settled or tried to verdict a number of cases against the State of California, the County of Humboldt, and other counties regarding poorly designed and poorly maintained roadways.

Very recently the firm resolved a case against a number of public entities for dangerous condition of a roadway with a settlement of over $1.5 million dollars.

Prior verdicts include:
  1. $3.76 million dollar verdict against the State of California for roll-over accident on State Route 99.
  2. $610,000 verdict for injuries sustained by a tow truck driver after excess water on roadway caused a vehicle to lose traction and hit him.