While poor road quality is a hassle for motorists, it’s downright dangerous for bicyclists. Cyclists have less protection than drivers, and can experience greater risks when traveling at high speeds down an uneven or poorly kept road.
If you’re hurt in a cycling accident, and road quality is the cause, it’s possible you can hold the government–local, state, or federal–accountable for your injuries and losses. Public utilities are required to keep public roadways in safe conditions or provide fair warning of potential hazards. Knowing your rights as a cyclist can ensure that if you’re harmed while biking you won’t also be held responsible for pricey medical fees.
Unfortunately, it can be a hassle to work with government offices when filing a complaint about sewer grates, potholes, or unused tracks–especially if you’re recovering from an injury at the same time. The bicycle accident attorneys at Kryder Law can help you navigate the system and determine if litigation is right for you.