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Motorcycle Accidents in Adverse Weather Conditions
Regardless of the particular circumstances under which they occur, motorcycle accidents are almost always dangerous and potentially tragic since riders are so unprotected. However, one of the most common contributing factors in single-vehicle motorcycle accidents involves adverse weather conditions. While motorcyclists may take every precaution to protect themselves in adverse weather conditions, the infrastructure and road quality may not be properly equipped to handle the inclement weather. As such, it may be possible to hold local municipalities financially responsible for motorcycle accidents that result from the proper precautions not being exercised.
Common Adverse Weather Conditions
Local municipalities are typically responsible for maintaining the safety of roadways—or closing them when this is not possible—during adverse weather conditions, including:
- Rain storms
- Sleet and hail storms
- Snow storms
Perhaps most critically, municipalities are responsible for spreading sand and salt during snowstorms to help increase surface tension between a vehicle’s tires and the roadway. When a municipality fails to properly do so, it may be possible to hold that municipality financially responsible for any resulting motorcycle accident and subsequent injuries. In any case, it is highly advisable that you speak with a personal injury attorney that will be able to further investigate the particular legal options you have following your accident.
Consult with The Biker Lawyers
The Biker Lawyers, your Iowa adverse weather motorcycle accident attorneys, will aggressively pursue financial restitution from any individual responsible for the injuries you sustained in a weather-related accident. To discuss the particulars of your accident with a member of our legal team, please call our Iowa offices at (877) 209-9452 today.