Motorcycles are much more susceptible to accidents due to road hazards. Motorcycle riders must pay close attention to the road surface and take care when encountering a road hazard. The knowledgeable Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC have considerable experience representing victims in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. Contact one of our skilled Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and remedies following a motorcycle accident.
Common Road Hazards
Some common road hazards that can cause serious accidents for motorcycle riders include:
- Railroad tracks and crossing areas
- Cattle guards
- Oil, antifreeze and other slippery car fluids
- Snow, ice and rain
- Gravel on pavement
- Leaves, especially if wet
- Crosswalks and painted road lines, which can become extremely slick when wet
- Telephone poles, downed trees and objects in the roadway
- Potholes and wheel ruts
- Edge breaks (two traffic lanes are different heights)
Obligations to Maintain Roads
It is the obligation of the federal, state and municipal governments to maintain their roadways. Failure to properly maintain roads in a safe condition can cause accidents to occur – accidents that are often more serious for motorcycles. Frequently, these accidents could have been avoided if they road had been properly maintained.
How We Can Help
Motorcycle accidents caused by road hazards present several complicated legal issues. The knowledgeable Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys at Ankin Law Offices have experienced dealing with complex legal issues, such as negligence, insurance coverage and third party causes of action. Our Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys have represented victims of a wide variety of motor vehicle accidents, including auto accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents, in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. If your or a loved one has been in a accident caused by a road hazard, contact one of our Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys to schedule a free consultation to discuss your motorcycle accident.