Bad Road Conditions Can Lead to Serious Motorcycle Accidents
Not all motorcycle accidents are the result of a collision. Bad road conditions can be as much a cause of traffic accidents as traffic itself. Poorly designed roads and unmaintained roads can be particularly hazardous for motorcyclists. Because a motorcycle only has two wheels, a solid, consistent road surface is required for the rider to maintain control of the vehicle. Uneven pavement and obstacles such as debris could lead to accidents and injuries, even for the most responsible rider.
More than Just a Pothole
Unsafe road conditions aren’t limited to everyday potholes, debris, or uneven paving. Construction zones, sudden drop offs, and gravel, water, or ice obstructing the road are all examples of hazardous conditions. While some roads have appropriate signage to indicate safety hazards ahead, not all dangerous road conditions can be expected. That is why it is so crucial for motorcyclists to pay close attention to the road while riding.
In order to avoid motorcycle accidents caused by bad road conditions, motorcyclists must be especially careful. In addition to motorcycle riders being at greater risk of accidents due to poorly maintained roads than drivers of four wheeled vehicles, motorcyclists are also at greater risk of injury in the event of an accident. Since motorcycles don’t provide the safety of an enclosed interior, riders are more likely to feel the full force of an accident than a driver in a car.
Injuries and Death
Road hazards are especially dangerous for motorcyclists, and many accidents result in injury if not death. Even a simple fall could result in serious damage to yourself and your vehicle. In the case of a motorcycle accident, you will need to decide whether or not to pursue legal action. If you choose to file a lawsuit, finding an attorney to represent your case is a necessity.
At Inland Empire Motorcycle Law, we will conduct a motorcycle accident attorney investigation to substantiate your claims and determine the appropriate course of action. Our attorneys have expertise in motorcycle law and are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve.