Road Hazards Are Especially Dangerous For Motorcyclists

Posted on: 13 November 2020

Road hazards are dangerous for all motorists but can especially be dangerous for motorcyclists. Hitting a pothole can cause a driver to lose control and crash. You might think that a crash caused by a road hazard is an unfortunate accident, but you may actually be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

The Risks of Riding a Motorcycle

Motorcycles are lighter than cars and only have two wheels. As a result, you are much more likely to be injured or killed due to a road hazard such as a pothole, 


One of the most common road hazards that lead to injuries is a pothole. Frequent traffic over asphalt leads to potholes forming over time. When you see a pothole, you'll want to do your best to avoid it. Striking one can cause you to fall off your motorcycle. Also, attempting to avoid a road hazard such as a pothole can cause you to lose control and crash your motorcycle.

Rough roads can have other problems such as cracks, bumps, and holes. Even if you try to avoid them, you might not be able to see them. There might also be expansion joints that create gaps that a motorcycle cannot safely cross without you falling off.

Overgrown Vegetation

There might be overgrown bushes, tree limbs, and other forms of vegetation that can lead to you suffering an injury. Vegetation can also interfere with electric wires and can cause a hazardous situation. In addition to suffering from an electric shock, there might also be malfunctioning traffic indicators. Malfunctioning indicators can make it more difficult to avoid accidents caused by traffic at an intersection.

Construction Zones

A construction zone can be difficult to navigate, and you may injure yourself if you drive through the wrong part of the construction zone. The construction company might be negligent if they do not properly label the construction zone.

After a motorcycle accident involving road hazards, you might wonder how you can seek compensation for your injuries. You'll need to find out which party was involved and you will also need to find out if there is a specific process you must follow when seeking compensation. Fortunately, a motorcycle accident attorney can help you with this process. 

Once you have determined the party that is responsible, you will be able to make a case for why the road conditions were the result of negligence and why you deserve compensation for your injuries


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