Who Does The Road Belong To?

Roadways have a lot to do with car accidents. Bad weather can make roads unsafe. Nighttime, likewise, requires drivers to slow down and pay close attention to the road. Bad signage can be responsible for drivers making serious mistakes. A broken stoplight can lead to catastrophe. A deep pothole can cause a car to flip. Poorly marked bike lanes have resulted in horrific injuries.

When appropriate, we sometimes file claims against the municipalities in which an accident occurs. Many lawyers are quite competent in run-of-the-mill accident claims. But it takes experience and judgment to take on the governmental entity responsible for that stretch of highway.

Sousa & Minogue, LLC, has that level of experience. Attorney Bob Sousa of Shelton has many years of experience working both sides — as a personal injury lawyer and as first selectman (mayor) of the Town of Orange, Connecticut. Bob is respected by the towns and counties around the Valley. And he is appreciated by the clients he has obtained compensation for.

Determining Right Of Way

Who does the road belong to? Ultimately, it belongs to all of us. Governments can’t be blamed for every accident that happens. Theirs is not an easy responsibility. But there are occasions when they take too long to fix a problem or flat-out fail to provide sensible signage. When governmental entities are truly at fault, they can be held to account.

If you have been injured in an accident clearly caused by poor road conditions, call Sousa & Minogue, LLC, at 203-929-8347 — or drop us a line via this email form.

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When I injured my back at work my employer denied that my injury occurred at work. Because of this they would not pay me disability benefits and pay for my doctors’ bills. Since my back injury was so serious that it required surgery I could not work. My not having a pay check placed my family in a bad situation.
Although many of the issues in my case were complex, Attorney Sousa constantly met with me to explain what was going on with my case. He answered all my questions. Without the legal assistance I received from Sousa & Minogue, LLC , I do not know where my family would be today.

— Alfred S.

The law firm of Sousa & Minogue, LLC has represented me in my worker’s compensation claim as a result of injuries to my neck, back, shoulders and knees that I sustained while working as a truck driver for United Parcel Service.

— George B.

Around six years ago my wife and I were going through some severe medical conditions which were attributed to work related injuries. We had no money coming in and things were beginning to get pretty hectic. I didn’t know what to do.
When I came to Attorney Sousa I was in financial difficulties and had bill collectors chasing me all over the place. He was able to get me the money I needed and the surgery to fix me. I owe my life to Attorney Sousa.

— Robert and Elizabeth S.

I worked at UPS as a package car driver, while working, my truck was struck by another vehicle. The other driver was at fault. I sustained serious injuries, that with the assistance of great doctors and my family I have recovered from.

— Max T.

I have worked at Sikorsky Aircraft for over 32 years. As everyone knows who works there, our jobs are physically demanding and as a result we are often injured in the course of our employment. This is what happened to me. I injured my back while working.

— Ruth W.

I retained Attorney Sousa to represent me when I was injured at work. Initially I was concerned that if I pursued a claim I might lose my job. Attorney Sousa explained to me the law protected me from my employer discharging me because I filed a workers compensation claim.

— Bruno Z.

I worked for UPS at the Stratford terminal for fifteen (15) years as a package car driver. While working I sustained a number of serious injuries, injuries that required multiple surgeries and caused me to miss a significant time out of work.

— Brian L.

I was employed by the City of Stamford for over 25 years. During the course of my employment I sustained a serious injury to my back. I retained Attorney Sousa to represent me with respect to my workers’ compensation claim.

— Ronald C.