Q: What is my next step going forward?
I swerved to avoid a collision with a car that veered into my lane & subsequently hit a parked truck that was parked in a no parking area. It was at night & the were no street lights along the entire stretch of road. I feel that I should sue the city/ county for not having street lights in the area. It's the 2nd accident in 6 weeks at the same area.
A: The City/County is not liable for darkness. The government has no obligation to prevent night.
A: Your next step should be to consult with a personal injury attorney who specializes in traffic accidents. They can evaluate the details of your case, including the road conditions and previous accidents in the area, to determine if you have a valid claim against the city or county. They will guide you through the legal process and help you take appropriate action, such as filing a lawsuit if it's deemed necessary.
A: You could try to set up a free initial consult to discuss in further detail with a local attorney. Merits of such a case aside, it's possible the type of suit you contemplate could involve notice of claim elements (short filing deadlines for cases involving municipalities). That is one of the first things you should learn about in consulting with a local attorney. Good luck
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