The consequences of an accident are far more serious for a motorcyclist than a person in a car. The only things separating you from the pavement are two wheels and your ability to drive defensively. Unfortunately, there is little a person on a two-wheeled machine can do about dangerous road conditions.
At the Finney Law Office in St. Louis, Missouri, our lawyers have pursued compensation for motorcycle accident victims since 1981. We represent riders who are injured due to negligent road maintenance. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Who Is Responsible For Accidents Involving Negligent Road Conditions
Local governments may be protected from personal injury lawsuits by the legal doctrine of sovereign immunity. However the Missouri Department of Transportation does not have sovereign immunity for accidents caused by negligent road maintenance. Every year, MDOT sets aside funds to pay for personal injuries caused by dangerous road conditions.
Road conditions that are not dangerous to a four-wheeled vehicle can be extremely hazardous to a person on a motorcycle. Examples are:
- Spilled gravel or debris
- Gaps or separations in pavement
- Deep potholes
- Uneven pavement
- Design defects such as poor sight lines
All too often, a serious crash could have been avoided if a road construction crew took the effort to make our highways safe for people on motorcycles.
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