Single-Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents Caused By Roadway Defects
Roadway defects can be especially threatening to motorcycle drivers and riders because of the potential to be dismounted from their vehicles. In 2008, 79 motorcyclists died in fatal accidents in Wisconsin. To avoid being part of that statistic in the future, it is imperative that motorcyclists take particular care in focusing on the road and road conditions as they are riding.
Oftentimes, however, dangerous roadway conditions are outside of the control of motorcyclists. If you or someone you love has been harmed by roadway defects resulting in a motor vehicle accident, you need an experienced lawyer to pursue the compensation you are due. Call a Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today for a free case evaluation.
Common Roadway Defects
As a motorcyclist, you are not responsible for roadway defects, but you can be severely impacted by their presence if you do not remain vigilant. An attentive motorcyclist may be able to avoid dangerous situations if they are aware of common defects to look out for.
Common roadway defects include:
- Damaged or missing guardrails
- Shoulder drop-off
- Improperly maintained construction sites
- Improper lighting
- Streetlight failure
All of these defects can cause harmful single-vehicle accidents if they are not avoided. Sadly, some roadway defects are simply unavoidable, and municipalities or other government agencies may be liable for any injuries that occur as a result.
If you or someone you love has been harmed due to roadway defects, it is important that you fully understand your legal rights and options. Please call the Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today for more information.