STREET DEFECTS - COMMON CAUSES FOR BICYCLE ACCIDENTS
There are many safety concerns that cyclists must be alert to when riding the streets of the urban jungle. Street or Road Defects are common causes for bicycle accidents. We have all been riding long enough to know that a pot hole, storm drain, or other cracks and defects could mean serious injury. Cities and States have duties to maintain the streets. If you have been injured while cycling due to a street defect you should call us immediately to determine if your accident is a valid claim that should be made. Our hotline is (855) ONE-EZ-CALL (855.663.3922). Or you can schedule a free consultation with one of our qualified bike accident attorneys by submitting the form at the bottom of this page.
Some of the most common street defects that can cause bicycle accidents include:
- Malfunctioning traffic lights
- Improper placement of utility poles or trees near the roadway
- Foliage obstructing stop signs or other signs
- Lack of a properly designed shoulder
- Improper design or placement of median barriers
- Improper lane width
- Improperly designed intersections
- Narrow bridge abutments
- Uncovered ditches or obstructions or poor drainage
- Construction site violations
Hopefully you have never had to encounter a street defect that caused you or your bike an accident, these can be nasty and dangerous injuries. If you ever get injured due to a street defect we highly suggest that you document the defect as best as possible with photos, videos, and notes. If you are immediately unable due to your injuries, then return as soon as possible to document the defect or have some friends swing by and take photos for you.
One of the most important thing about accidents caused by street defects is the statute of limitations. In most cases you must preserve your right/claim in as little as 180 days. Its very important that you get qualified professional legal help as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. Call or email Bike Accident Attorneys today and get immediate answers 24/7 365/yr at (855) ONE-EZ-CALL (855.663.3922).