Our Michigan motorcycle accident injury lawyers represent bikers injured on Michigan roads and highways. Many of these cases involve negligent motorists causing the accidents, quite often with very serious injuries to the bikers. Our attorneys also handle cases in which the biker is injured due to a pothole in the road or highway which causes a serious injury accident.
Responsibility of the Michigan Government to Maintain Roads
The government is responsible for maintaining roadways in reasonable repair. Michigan has several statutes that relate to a Governmental agency's duty to properly maintain roadways. A biker injured due to a defective road condition or pothole can file a claim against the government agency for accident related injuries.
MCL 691.1402 says in pertinent part "...each Governmental agency having jurisdiction over highways, shall maintain the highway in reasonable repair so that it is reasonably safe and convenient for public travel. A person who sustains bodily injury or damage to his or her property by reason of failure of a Governmental agency to keep a highway under its jurisdiction and reasonable repair and in condition reasonably safe and fit for travel, must recover the damages suffered by him or her from the Governmental agency."
Time Deadlines For Claims Against Michigan Government
Motorcyclists should be aware of specific deadlines for filing this type of Michigan pothole accident claim. To assert a claim against a highway commission or governmental agency for a pothole accident, the injured biker is required by law to provide written notice to the government agency responsible for maintaining the roadway where the injury occurred. The written notice must be served within 120 days of the injury, with very few exceptions, or the claim will be forever barred. The notice must include the date of the injury, the precise location of the injury, the nature of the defect, and the names of any known witnesses.
Contact Our Michigan Motorcycle Pothole Accident Lawyers
In the event that a biker is injured due to Michigan pothole in a road or highway, it is essential that an experienced Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer be contacted as soon as possible after the accident. This will insure that the matter is properly investigated and the required notice be sent to the governing agency to preserve the claim. There are also claims for Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits that can be made and those have specific time deadlines as well.
Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case with one of our top rated Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers who understands the special circumstances and needs of motorcycle riders. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.