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Water Pooling & Road Defects
Though pools of water on the roadway pose little threat to the drivers of larger automobiles, they can cause motorcyclists to lose control of their bike. If the water is deep enough, for instance, the rotation of one of the motorcycles wheels may slow, causing a dangerous imbalance between the two wheels. However, even water that is shallow may cause the motorcyclist’s tires to lose traction and skid into an accident. In any case, the entities responsible for maintaining the safety roadway are also responsible for preventing these conditions from ever existing.
Allowing Water to Pool on the Road
Under normal circumstances, water should never be allowed to pool on the roadway. When the following conditions are allowed to exist, however, motorcyclists are at an elevated risk of sustaining serious injuries in the event of an accident:
- Large pot holes that collect water
- Poorly engineered roadways that create low-lying areas susceptible to flooding
- Inadequate preparation for inclement weather
Our Iowa legal team will do everything they possibly can to help you recover the damages you sustained in your accident.
Consult with The Biker Lawyers
If you were involved in an accident after hitting water that was pooled on the roadway, you should consult with an Iowa road defect attorney with The Biker Lawyers to begin developing a legal strategy intended to help you recover the damages associated with your injuries. To discuss the particulars of your accident with one of our Iowa personal injury lawyers, please call our Iowa offices at (877) 209-9452 today.