Q: I was thrown from my bike and injured when I hit a pot hole. Is the city liable for that road hazard?
A:There are many possible parties that could be held responsible for your Georgia bicycle accident and injuries, including your state, city, county, or public agency that was hired to repair potholes in your area. City and county crews are supposed to keep potholes repaired and stay on top of roadway hazards in order to protect bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and motorists.
When a bicycle accident caused by a pothole occurs in which you sustain injuries, you should report it to the proper authorities. It is important to take pictures of the pothole in case it is repaired before you have a chance to pursue a claim.
It is important to hold the proper party liable for an unmaintained pothole so that this hazard doesn't cause another accident for someone else.
If you would like to talk with us regarding your rights, please call The Dover Law Firm to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our knowledgeable Atlanta bicycle accident attorneys today at 1.770.518.1133.
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