What can I do if a defective roadway or unmaintained roadway caused a Florida motorcycle accident?
A defective roadway or an unmaintained roadway can be a big deal in motorcycle accident cases. Why? Because oftentimes in these unmaintained roadway situations, lines of site, for example, are blocked. People can’t see other vehicles or especially motorcycles coming from another direction.
The Department of Transportation has set standards forth that govern, for example, line a site so that you can see each other coming. Like when you go through an intersection, you need to be able to see a motorcycle coming from the other direction. If there’s roadway construction that’s blocking your view of an oncoming motorcycle, that’s a violation of the Department of Transportation standard. In motorcycle accidents, we always want to go out to the scene and make sure that there isn’t something there that may have contributed to the crash.