As the weather starts to improve and cyclists start to get back out on the roads, you may notice that some serious potholes and cracks have developed over the winter.
With all kidding aside, road hazards can swallow tires, cause flats, and cause a rider to lose control. As you start to get back out there, keep an eye out for dangerous road conditions. And, if you see any major hazards, please report them to the local authorities so that they may be repaired as quickly as possible.
Local municipalities, such as the City of Pittsburgh, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can be liable for injuries and damages caused by defective road conditions. But, in order for liability to attach, the municipality or state must have prior notice of a dangerous condition and fail to act to correct that condition.
If you are injured while riding a bicycle as the result of a defective or dangerous road condition, you may be entitled to a recovery of medical expenses, wage loss, property damage, and pain, suffering, and inconvenience. Please contact me for a free initial consultation to discuss your case and explore your rights at (412) 227-9724.
Please be safe out there. And, thanks for reading.
Matthew F. Dolfi, Esquire
Dolfi Law PC
1100 Washington Avenue, Suite 206
Carnegie, Pennsylvania 15106
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