William W. Hurst
Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC
50 S. Meridian St., Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204
On the whole, motorcyclists are much more vulnerable than are drivers of other motor vehicles. Motorcyclists are directly exposed to the ground as well as to hazardous road conditions around them. Moreover, motorcycle operators must constantly use their balance in order to keep their motorcycles under control and move them forward.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that poor road conditions and maintenance are serious contributing factors to motorcycle accidents today. Road defects, including grooved pavement and potholes, can pose significant hazards to motorcycle operators and their passengers. These defects can cause motorcyclists to fall from their bikes, strike the ground (or another vehicle), and sustain serious injuries and damages.
If you have suffered serious injuries and other losses in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a defective road condition, you may be able to pursue monetary compensation. The Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyers at The Law Office of William W. Hurst will review your case for free and advise you as to whether we believe you have a claim. If you choose to let us represent you, we will never collect legal fees unless we get you the compensation you deserve.
A variety of roadway hazards can lead to Indianapolis motorcycle accidents. Some of these common hazards include the following:
An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst can discuss how your accident occurred and determine your right to monetary recovery under the law.
In some cases, motorcycle operators themselves and/or other motor vehicle drivers may be held responsible for motorcycle accidents. In road defect accident cases, however, other individuals or entities can share in some or all of the blame.
Indiana roadways are maintained by local, state, and federal governmental agencies. In some cases, motorcycle accident victims may be able to file a claim or lawsuit directly against a governmental entity, such as the City of Indianapolis, or the State of Indiana, for negligence. However, in cases filed against governmental entities, it is important to keep in mind that certain notice requirements may need to be met prior to filing a lawsuit. If you go ahead and file a lawsuit without following the proper protocol, your lawsuit could be subject to a dismissal.
In order to prove that a governmental entity was negligent, you must be able to show that it failed to reasonably maintain the roadway or failed to timely repair a defective road condition—and that this failure led to the subject motorcycle accident.
In addition to governmental entities, a construction company may also be held responsible for a single-vehicle motorcycle accident. This is especially true if the accident results from poorly performed construction work or inadequate signage around a construction site.
The skilled motorcycle accident lawyers at The Law Office of William W. Hurst can review your case and make sure that all of the proper defendants are named in any claim or lawsuit that is filed with the court system.
When road defects cause serious motorcycle accidents, the results can be catastrophic and deadly. Accident victims are often forced to undergo long and painful periods of medical treatment, physical therapy, and surgeries—all of which are compensable under Indiana law.
If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident that resulted from a road defect, you may be able to recover the following types of monetary compensation:
If you or a loved one suffered injuries and damages as a result of a serious motorcycle accident, the Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyers at The Law Office of William W. Hurst can pursue all available forms of economic recovery on your behalf.
At The Law Office of William W. Hurst, our experienced attorneys understand the pain and inconvenience associated with injuries sustained in a serious motorcycle accident. We can help you prove fault in your accident case and assist you with pursuing every available avenue of damages.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with an Indianapolis motorcycle accident lawyer, please call us at (317) 636-0808, or contact us online.
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