If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury in a motorcycle accident caused by road hazards, you may be entitled to compensation. The Cincinnati motorcycle accident lawyers at Jones Kahan Law, LLC, know how difficult it can be to recover from injuries caused by a motorcycle accident.
Because we understand the medical and financial challenges facing you, we will not charge you any attorney’s fees until we win compensation for you. Contact our Cincinnati personal injury law firm today to schedule your consultation. If you cannot make it to our office, don’t worry, as we offer free, in-home consultations.
Potholes are one of the most common types of road hazards in Cincinnati, which typically occur due to road weathering. Potholes are particularly dangerous because they are difficult to spot in time, especially during inclement weather or at night. Dangerous potholes can cause tire blowouts, total loss of a motorcycle, and serious personal injuries for motorcyclists. Even diligent and cautious motorcycle riders can become injured in motorcycle accidents.
Potholes can cause motorcycle accidents directly, when a motorcyclist runs over a pothole, resulting in a motorcycle accident. In other cases, a larger vehicle swerves to avoid driving over a pothole and, in doing so, collides with a motorcyclist. If you’ve suffered an injury caused by a pothole, you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.
Debris can cause a motorcyclist to lose control and collide into another vehicle. Even the best motorcyclists can’t always avoid a piece of trash on the road. When other cars or trucks swerve to avoid colliding with debris, they can run into an unsuspecting motorcyclist.
Ohio drivers rely heavily on correctly functioning traffic lights and signals. When these traffic signals fail to work correctly, drivers can get into multi-vehicle accidents. When traffic signals are not working, drivers can drive through the traffic light and cause a dangerous head-on collision. Municipalities have a legal obligation to ensure their traffic lights are working.
State and local governments have a duty to keep their roads repaired and free from obstruction. According to Ohio law, when the state of Ohio, a city, or a municipality fails to maintain public roads, they are liable for any injury, death, and losses caused by the hazardous road conditions.
Those injured from potholes may be able to make a claim against the responsible government agency or file a personal injury lawsuit against them. To succeed in a claim against a municipality, the injured party must prove the following:
Sometimes other drivers or citizens cause motorcycle road hazards. When road hazards cause motorcycle accidents on private roadways, for example, the owner of the road may be liable for the motorcyclists’ injuries.