When it comes to serious auto accidents, it’s important that all injured parties seek legal assistance. This is particularly the case when another motorist’s negligence is the cause of a motor vehicle collision. What many people do not consider is that motor vehicle collisions can be caused by parties that are not motorists on the road and that those parties can be held responsible for the matter.
Our personal injury attorneys would like to consider how road conditions can contribute to the occurrence of serious auto accidents, particularly when a person is on a motorcycle.
What “Dangerous Road Conditions” May Refer To
Dangerous road conditions can refer to various matters related to the nature of a road, including its current maintenance and upkeep, the design of the road itself, and the traffic signals and signage of the road. When it comes to dangers posed, this is a general term to cover all kinds of potential hazards that may befall a motorist.
Motorcycle Accidents and Bad Road Design
Poor road design might include blind turns, sudden narrowing of a road, or even confusing intersections and stops. When a motorcyclist is driving down a poorly designed road, he or she runs a greater risk of colliding with other vehicles, being blindsided by other vehicles, or simply falling off his or her motorcycle due to the nature of the road. Lack of lighting or insufficient lighting can also make roads quite dangerous as well.
Motorcycle Accidents and Bad Road Maintenance
Pot holes, bad paving, dim or faded lines, or lack of lane designation lights can all contribute to major accidents involving motorists. Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys believe that local authorities and governments need to take good care of their road so that people who are driving safely are not at risk of serious injury.
Motorcycle Accidents and Poor Signage / Malfunctioning Signals
It’s important that roads include proper signage and traffic signals in order to maintain a safe flow of traffic and to warn drivers of potential hazards. When signs and signage are not properly used or not in proper working order, the results can be deadly.
One factor that needs to also be taken into account is the way signals and signage can be obscured by overgrown trees and tree limbs. Any trees adjacent to signals and signs need to be maintained for the safety of motorists and pedestrians alike.
Weather and Its Effects On Bad Roads
Bad weather can make bad roads even worse for motorcyclists. Street lines may become even harder to see, for example, and poor drainage and run-off on certain roads may create major puddles that increase the risk of hydroplaning. Motorcyclists should keep this in mind and drive extra-carefully on rainy or snowy days.
How Our Legal Team Will Help You
Our attorneys will examine the exact cause of your accident and hold the local authorities responsible if their negligence contributed to the poor road conditions that led to an auto accident. Since motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injury, we will be sure to fight as diligently as possible for all of your legal entitlements.
Learn More About Motorcycle Accidents
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a serious motorcycle accident, it’s important that you contact our Long Island personal injury attorneys today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make smart decisions about your legal options.