Some motorcycle in Michigan are not caused by negligent motorists. Instead, they’re the result of a defect in the roadway, such as faulty road design, disrepair, inadequate maintenance, or failure to remove a road hazard. In this case, a motorcycle accident attorney can make a claim against the Michigan governmental entity that has jurisdiction over the area.
Roadway defect claims are often subject to complex filing requirements. In addition, the timeline for filing is much shorter than is allowed for the pursuit of other legal actions. For municipalities, the deadline for filing a notice of intent to sue for a road defect is 120 days. For the state of Michigan, the deadline is six months.
Often, a Michigan motorcycle accident attorney will have to work hard to establish that the responsible party either knew of the road defect or reasonably should have known about the defect.
Michigan Auto Law has been exclusively handling auto negligence cases, including countless motorcycle accident cases, for more than 50 years. We can help Michigan motorcycle accident victims and their family members better understand motorcycle insurance laws and what happens after someone has been seriously injured in a crash. If you have been in a motorcycle accident due to a roadway defect, and would like to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer directly, please call us at (800) 777-0028 for a free case evaluation.
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