Goodman Acker recently settled a motorcycle accident suit for a passenger who was seriously injured due to a road defect in Wayne County, Michigan.
Our client was riding on the back of her husband’s motorcycle when she was ejected from the bike after hitting a rut/trench in the roadway. As a result of the accident, she suffered a broken left arm/wrist which required surgery and the insertion of two (2) permanent plates, as well as road rash to her left knee and right-sided bruising.
The motorcycle accident took place in Lincoln Park on Fort Street, at or before the intersection of W. Outer Drive.
The lawsuit was filed against the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
MDOT is the entity responsible for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of roadways and sidewalks within its jurisdiction where a state highway passes along a locally owned road, street, or a pedestrian right-of-way serving a locally owned road or street.
Our Goodman Acker lawyers were able to prove in court that MDOT failed to keep the road safe and free of hazards/defects, therefore, causing our client to suffer serious injury. Not only were we able to ensure that all of her medical bills related to the motorcycle accident were paid, but we secured a six-figure settlement for our client’s pain and suffering damages as well.
Road Defect Claims after a Motorcycle Accident in Michigan
When a governmental agency fails to properly maintain the roadways within their jurisdiction and keep them free of hazards and road defects, they may be able to be held liable for injuries that have resulted.
Motorcycle accidents caused by road defects in Michigan is common. Potholes, uneven surfaces and/or failure to remove road hazards are all examples of road defects.
Road defect claims regarding motorcycle accidents can often be complex as there are special notice requirements and often, a governmental agency may claim to not know about the road defect. Hiring an attorney who knows how to handle these types of cases and has had experience with motorcycle accident cases is vital to the outcome of your case.
At Goodman Acker, we have over 25 years of experience representing injured motorcyclists and their passengers due to road defects. If you or a loved one was injured in a bike accident, call our office today at 248-286-8100 for your free, no-obligation consultation. We will review your case for free, answer all of your questions and explain your legal rights. Best of all, we do not charge any legal fees until you win. Contact us today and put us to work for you.