If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision in which a dangerous roadway condition caused or contributed to the occurrence, an attorney should be consulted for two reasons. First, suits against a governmental agency such as a city or the state are difficult to prove because governmental agencies are protected by law from lawsuits in many cases under a legal principle called “sovereign immunity.”
This does not necessarily mean that it is impossible to win a suit against the state as there may be circumstances in which the sovereign immunity defense can be defeated. You need an attorney with a thorough understanding of roadway regulations and who has the experience to be successful in suits against a governmental entity.
The second reason that you should seek an attorney’s advice and counsel is that often in order to bring a lawsuit against a governmental entity, “strict notice” requirements must be followed. This means that you must take steps to preserve your claim as quickly as possible. If these procedural steps are not taken, you will lose your ability to bring a lawsuit.
The attorneys at Kilo Flynn are passionate about getting accident victims money compensation and making the roadways safer for all who travel on them. We work with clients throughout the Missouri and Illinois, including the City of St. Louis, and the surrounding Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin and Crawford; and the Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe, to name a few. Call our office today at 314-647-8910 to schedule a free initial meeting with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.