Motorcycling is a popular recreational activity, as well as a less expensive alternative to commuting by car. For many people, motorcycling provides a sense of freedom and a relaxing way to enjoy scenic roads.
Roads are supposed to be designed and maintained so they are reasonably safe for all road users – including motorcyclists. Drivers are supposed to watch for motorcycles and avoid colliding with them, just as with any other vehicle on the road. But motorcycles are vulnerable to defects in the roadway because they lack the stability of a four-wheeled vehicle, and drivers are sometimes inattentive and fail to see motorcycles. When motorcyclists are involved in a collision, the result is often a life-altering injury.
Pot holes, pavement edge drop offs, rough pavement, and loose gravel are some of the road conditions that can be extremely dangerous for motorcyclists. Motorcyclists need adequate advance warning of dangerous road conditions so that they can take appropriate precautions.
Our attorneys have handled numerous cases involving hazardous road conditions that caused motorcyclists to crash, as well as cases involving drivers failing to yield the right of way and turning left in front of a motorcyclist or pulling out onto a road in the path of a motorcyclist. We work with experts on motorcycle operation, human factors, accident reconstruction, and highway engineering and maintenance to provide our clients the best possible representation in these often catastrophic cases.