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Bicycle Crashes from Potholes

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by Dixon Law Office

Potholes are a reality for cyclists in most of the country. Usually caused by cracks in the pavement that then fill with water, freeze and heave the pavement, potholes can take a cyclist out in a moment and cause injuries that last a lifetime. Some cyclists call potholes “black death.”

If a cyclist is injured from a pothole, who is responsible? “Liability for a pothole injury can vary from State to State,” said G. Grant Dixon III, founder of the Dixon Law Office. “In most States, liability of the city will turn on whether they knew about the pothole and had an opportunity to fix it,” Grant continued.

Finding out what the municipality knew before the injury can often be a challenge. However, Dixon Law Office has used many successful strategies to learn what was known. In some cases, a letter to the government is enough.  In other cases, more agresisive investigation is required.  In one case, Grant and his team went to a municipal building and interviewed people who might have known about a problem. Their investigation revealed 7 prior injuries at the location (the municipality still claimed it did not know).

If you have been injured because a pothole got in the way of your cycling, contact Dixon Law Office. Their skill and expertise in handling bicycling cases is unmatched. They will go to extreme lengths to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today at 888-354-9880 or click here for a free consultation about your bicycle injury case.

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