Wisconsin Pothole Lawyers
Motorcycles appeal to people from all walks of life. Some riders are drawn in by the sense of freedom that accompanies motorcycle travel. Others are moved by economic considerations, since it is generally much cheaper to own and ride a motorcycle than it is a passenger car.
Regardless of the initial reasons that one chooses to ride a motorcycle, a universally shared experience is that when riding a bike, it is almost as if everything becomes magnified. Unfortunately, this also includes the magnification of the dangerous aspects of the roadway. This makes motorcyclists especially vulnerable to potholes and other highway defects.
If you have been thrown from your bike or otherwise harmed in an accident caused by a pothole, then you may wish to consider pursuing legal action against the municipal agency responsible for roadway maintenance. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your potential case in the wake of an encounter with a pothole.
The Effects of a Pothole Accident
Potholes are formed when ice or water expand beneath the roadway surface and up through cracks in the street and this results in a separation from the surrounding road. While potholes are mainly a nuisance to those in automobiles and may cause significant damage to a car, they are considerably more troublesome for motorcyclists. A motorcyclist may be thrown from his or her bike or may lose control when one of the tires makes contact with the pothole. The resulting injuries may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured bones
- Severe lacerations
- Severe abrasions
- Internal organ damage
You deserve a safe roadway, and you have the right to hold a negligent municipality accountable for its failure to provide one. If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a pothole, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.