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Bicycle Accidents and Road Hazards

Road hazards can cause serious problems for people operating vehicles on the roadway, and these problems are especially dangerous for people who choose to ride bicycles to work, school, or social events. If a bicyclist is injured in an accident involving hazardous conditions on the street, he or she may be eligible for compensation from the city, state, or government agency responsible for maintaining the roadway.

Due to their construction and manual operation, bicycles are often more susceptible to roadside hazards than cars, trucks, or even motorcycles. Individuals who are seriously injured in a roadside bicycle injury may find it difficult to work and support themselves and their family members. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident caused by hazardous street conditions, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, S.C at 1-800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Common Road Hazards for Bicyclists

Roadside conditions that may be dangerous to bicyclists include:

  • Significant wear-and-tear on roads and streets
  • Unfilled potholes
  • Debris not removed from the road following construction
  • Unmarked construction zones
  • Improperly designed storm drains
  • Abandoned railway tracks

It is the responsibility of city planners, managers, and agencies to properly maintain the streets, roads, and highways in their area to ensure that they are safe for vehicles of all kinds. Bicycles can be legally operated on any public street and should be given the same safety consideration as cars and trucks.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident caused by hazardous road conditions, contact the Lake Geneva personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.