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Defective Roadways

Motorcyclists Injured Due To A Roadway Defect

Roadway Defect Motorcycle Accident MI 300x224 Defective RoadwaysOur motorcycle accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent motorcyclist riders and bike passengers injured on Michigan roads and highways due to a defective roadway. A defective roadway can include anything from, but not limited to, a pothole or roadway defect, trees and debris on the roadway, highway shoulder drop-offs, failure to post warning signs and signals, or inadequate or malfunctioning warning signs and signals.

There is no question that the Government is responsible for maintaining roadways in reasonable repair and can be held liable for your motorcycle accident injuries. Michigan has several statutes that relate to a Governmental agency’s duty to properly maintain roadways. These laws include: 

    • MCL 691.1401 defines a “highway” was “highway means a public highway, road, or street that is open for public travel and includes bridges, sidewalks, trail ways, crosswalks, and culverts on the highway. The term highway does not include alleys, trees, and utility poles.”
    • 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.”

There are strict deadlines for filing your claim and provide notice to the governmental agency responsible for the cause of your motorcycle accident. The failure to do so may cause dismissal of your case, so it is important that you speak to one of our top rated lawyers immediately after the accident.

At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our motorcycle attorneys will investigate the accident to identify the agency liable of the defective road condition and file a claim against that government agency for the accident related injuries.

To get started on your case today, call our top rated law now at (800) 606-1717.  At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our motorcycle attorneys will investigate the accident to identify the agency liable of the defective road condition and file a claim against that government agency for the accident related injuries.

We offer a No Fee Promise which means there are no legal fees or costs to you whatsoever until we obtain a settlement or recovery for you.  Call today for your Free, No Obligation Case Review and learn your legal rights.

Resources

Michigan Department of Transportation

Michigan Highway Defect  Statute

MI Drive Highway Repair Website

Michigan Exceptions to Governmental Immunity

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