Wisconsin Adverse Weather Conditions Lawyer
Motorcyclists often have no choice over the conditions in which they must ride. If adverse weather flairs up while a motorcyclist is en route to a destination, he or she must react to the conditions and the choices other drivers make. In these situations, there are several factors that motorcyclists must be aware of in order to safely arrive at their destination. Other drivers’ negligence, improper care of a roadway and improperly functioning components because of these weather conditions are just a few of the elements that can be harmful to a motorcyclist but are nonetheless out of their control.
If you or someone you love was harmed in a motorcycle accident and adverse weather conditions contributed to your injury, an experienced attorney can help you seek the compensation you may deserve. Please contact the Wisconsin adverse weather condition lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® for more information on your legal options by calling 800-242-2874.
How Adverse Weather Can Affect You
Adverse weather conditions can occur at any time and develop quickly. As a motorcyclist, it is always in your interest to be aware of and avoid potentially threatening weather, but often these circumstances are outside of your control. In situations in which you are riding in adverse weather you should expect the roadways to be constructed and maintained in a way that allows for your safe travel. You also expect the proper mechanical function of your equipment in most environments.
But roadway defects, like potholes or pooled water, become even more dangerous to you as a rider when adverse weather is also a factor. Your municipality has a responsibility to provide you with adequately safe roads. Pools of water and potholes can disrupt your control of your vehicle as well as the ability of other drivers to control their vehicles. Another vehicle’s response to these conditions can also put you at harm. If you believe that improper roadway maintenance or construction contributed to your injury, you may have an adverse weather case.
Additional Risks of Riding in Inclement Weather
When outfitting your motorcycle, you likely choose products that will meet your needs in a variety of circumstances. If you believe that a faulty product put you at risk because of the effects of adverse weather, you may have a legal case against that company.
Finally, you expect other drivers, of any type of vehicle, to drive in a reasonable and safe matter. Especially in adverse conditions, it is crucial to your safety as a motorcyclist that other drivers maintain proper spacing and drive at an adequate speed. All drivers have a responsibility to adjust to their environmental situation and drive in a reasonable manner, no matter the weather.
For help determining who may have been at fault for your motorcycle accident injury, please contact the Wisconsin adverse weather condition lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.