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Boling Rice LLC
207 Pirkle Ferry Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: (770) 887-3162

Can I Sue after a Motorcycle Accident Caused by Poorly Designed or Maintained Roads in Cumming, Georgia

Road DamageMotorcycle accidents have the potential to cause serious and even life-threatening injuries that can affect victims for years to come. Anyone who has been injured in a Motorcycle accident they suspect was caused by poor road maintenance or design should call Boling Rice LLC today at (770) 887-3162.

Several studies1 have indicated that the vast majority of motor vehicle accidents are caused at least in part by driver error. While this may be true, a significant number of accidents each year can be attributed to other causes, such as poor road maintenance or defective road design, both of which can cause hazardous conditions resulting in serious accidents. These kinds of conditions are often the culprit behind single-vehicle accidents and have the potential to affect motorcyclists in particular. Motorcycles lack the stability of four-wheeled vehicles, making them more likely to be difficult to control after hitting a pothole or large crack in the pavement. Similarly, while a car or truck can often handle a road with poor drainage, hitting standing water on a motorcycle may have catastrophic results.

Common examples of hazardous conditions caused by poor road maintenance or design

There are many potential ways that poor road maintenance or design could cause a motorcycle accident. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Uneven lanes
  • Overgrown foliage obscuring signs or signals
  • Potholes
  • Cracks in pavement
  • Unclear lane markings
  • Excessively high speed limit for the road
  • Inadequate shoulder
  • Lack of signage alerting drivers to potential hazards

There may be certain complications when bringing a lawsuit based on defective road design or maintenance, as these functions are generally the responsibility of a government agency. The government is immune from lawsuits, except to the extent to which they have consented to be sued. Fortunately for victims of accidents, the Georgia Tort Claims Act2 and other legal provisions authorize lawsuits arising from negligence against the state government and its various subdivisions. Importantly, there are limitations and special legal rules that apply in these kinds of cases, and it is important to retain an attorney familiar with litigating claims based on government negligence.

1 http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2013/12/human-error-cause-vehicle-crashes

2 http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-50/chapter-21/article-2/50-21-23

 

 

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Boling Rice LLC

207 Pirkle Ferry Road Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: (770) 887-3162

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