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Roadway Defect Dangers for Motorcyclists

Roadway defects are a significant threat for any motorist. Everything from potholes to areas of water pooling can create unexpected hazards for drivers that can distract them, damage their vehicle, or impede their ability to maintain control on the road. However, as dangerous as these hazards are for car and truck operators, they are even more dangerous for motorcyclists.

Because of the relative size and weight of motorcycles, and the fact that these vehicles have only two wheels in contact with the ground as opposed to four or more, even small roadway defects can threaten the stability and safety of a motorcyclist. Additionally, any debris that is left on a roadway, such as work materials from a construction site or debris left after the scene of an accident, can easily fly up and strike a motorcyclist who has little to no external protection.

Because of the incredible dangers that roadway defects pose to motorcyclists, it’s important for municipalities and the parties responsible for maintaining roadways in the state of Wisconsin to do everything they can to keep roads safe, well-maintained, and free of unnecessary hazards. Sadly, this doesn’t always happen. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident because of an unsafe road, learn more about the legal options available to you by calling Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.