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“How do I sue the government for bad roads?” What you just read is a question asked more by motorcyclists than motorcycle riders. Any tiny object, piece of debris, standing water, unrepaired pothole, or open maintenance hole can kill or severely injure a motorcyclist riding at speeds of 15 miles per hour or more. You and I don’t maintain the roads we travel. We pay taxes and pray our public servants will.
I am Los Angeles personal injury attorney Michael Ehline. I wrote this page to help you understand motorcycle accidents and suing the government and their repair people when their negligence and mismanagement cause injuries to you or your loved ones. I am the lead counsel at Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. Our superior attorneys and staff have helped recover over $150 Million for California consumers.
Road Safety for Motorcyclists; Knowing Who Is Responsible
Every state requires drivers and vehicles to meet specific standards to ensure safety on our nation’s roads. Drivers must drive safely and carefully as they commute around town. Car operators must obey the rules of the road to minimize dangers, etc.
Motorcycle riders must take separate rider tests. They can’t legally ride unless they certify they can drive safely with the unique requirements. But who ensures that the roads are safe enough for the motorcyclist? Most motor vehicle drivers probably realize that government agencies and sometimes individual companies are responsible for keeping our streets driveable and safe.
Most motorists don’t realize how much responsibility government and privately contracted agencies have to keep our roads safe. Let’s take a look at what you and your surviving loved ones need to know about suing the government for causing your injuries.
If I Suffer A Motorcycle Accident, Do I Have a Government Claim?
Yes, you just might. While many smashups are due to driver negligence or bad decisions, an astonishing number of accidents are due to privately contracted companies working at negligent government agencies’ behest. These public agencies like Caltrans manage contractors working to keep our roads safe for all drivers, including motorcyclists. But I bet you did not know that government agencies or companies could be held responsible for more than just fixing potholes. Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident government claims lawyers file claims to help victims recover compensation when they are liable under the Tort Claims Act.
The government, such as CalTrans or some other contractor hired by the government, may be held liable under various theories, statutes, and codes for:
Roads are insufficiently repaired, leaving potholes, sinkholes, or cracks that cause unsafe driving conditions.
Road repairs, temporary patches, or metal plates result in unsafe driving surfaces, particularly in low visibility areas.
Signage warning drivers of construction are not there or too hard to see.
Signs warning of hazards inherent to the road, such as sharp turns, curves, slopes, or speed bumps, are absent or hard to see.
Curves holding standing water or mud cause slick conditions and decreased tire grip.
Concrete, asphalt, rocks, gravel, or other road repair materials are not cleaned up in a timely fashion from road repairs or even dump truck spills.
So What Happens After Government Negligence Causes A Motorcycle Accident?
Before you contact your motorcycle insurance agent, contact an experienced Los Angeles injury attorney specializing in motorcycle accidents caused by road conditions. You will suffer heavy medical expenses, you will be forced to attend surgeries and physical therapy, and you may lose your job.
Motorcycle crash victims may lose their job and may become unemployable, addicted to pain-killing, prescription narcotics. It would help if you never assumed your insurance agency will do everything it could to pay all of your insurance and motorcycle repair bills either, let alone fully cover your permanent brain injury, for example.
Insurance companies have a team of trial lawyers to protect their interests; let a qualified victim’s attorney defend you. Our outstanding, charismatic legal team helps provide a downed rider with hope and faith for a better tomorrow. Ehline Law has won numerous awards, including over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements. (a treasure trove in winnings from the various defendants and their insurance companies).
Our lead attorney, Michael Ehline, was a featured guest on CNN, is recognized in Newsweek Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and Daily Journal, to name a few famous brand publications.
Our superb staff of paralegals, law clerks, legal secretaries, and investigators have gone up against the best insurance defense attorney and won big. We satisfy our clients, and we arm them with our distinctive personality and representation. Our past testimonials from clients and peers prove our reputation remains second to none.
Why Do You Call A Bona Fide Motorcycle Accident Lawyer In Los Angeles?
Los Angeles is home to road construction accidents injuring or killing motorcycle riders. You are always better off hiring a local lawyer with convenient locations to serve our client’s needs. If you want an advocate with multiple years of legal experience and an exceptional success track record, you call us as soon as you finish at the hospital.
Schedule a Free Case Review With Motorcycle Accident Government Claims Attorney in Los Angeles
You can feel free to browse our website to learn more or use our online contact form to engage in rapid, complementary electronic communications with a California injury attorney 24/7. Suppose you suffered the loss of a loved one due to negligent road maintenance or some other government-caused biker accident; dial (213) 596-9642.
An aggressive and experienced motorcycle law firm has its team on full alert for your essential c ll. We are the government motorcycle accident claims attorneys you can trust!
Michael Ehline is an inactive U.S. Marine and world-famous legal historian. Michael helped draft the Cruise Ship Safety Act and has won some of U.S. history’s largest motorcycle accident settlements. Together with his legal team, Michael and the Ehline Law Firm collect damages on behalf of clients.
We pride ourselves on being available to answer your most pressing and difficult questions 24/7. We are proud sponsors of the Paul Ehline Memorial Motorcycle Ride and a Service Disabled Veteran Operated Business. (SDVOB.) We are ready to fight.