Potholes and Motorcycle Accidents
Potholes are roadway defects that can create a drastic dip in the road even in mild cases. More extreme instances of potholes can leave gaping holes in the road. Potholes hurt regular cars and drivers, but they can cause even more serious damages to a motorcyclist. A motorcycle that runs over these road problems can abruptly stop or flip, possibly jarring the rider from their bike.
It is the responsibility of the government to make sure that roads are safe and free from potholes. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident due to a defective roadway, contact the Wisconsin roadway defects lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.
Formation of Potholes
A pothole forms over time, becoming deeper and wider as a number of factors break down the road. As these defects can form over a significant period of time, it is important that a municipal or state government keeps a watchful eye over their roads. Failure to do so can lead to horrendous accidents involving motorcycles and potholes. The following factors can influence where potholes are likely to appear and become substantial:
- Extreme cold and warm temperature swings
- Regular snow or ice
- High traffic density
The traffic authority must patch these potholes quickly before they get worse. These repairs take little time and can protect the safety and well-being of riders who can be seriously injured by these defects.
If you or someone you love has been injured while riding a motorcycle because of a roadway defect, we may be able to help you. To learn more about your legal options if a pothole has caused you injury, contact the Wisconsin road defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.