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Uneven Pavement Accidents

Written by: Portrait Photo Of Tyrone J. Maho Tyrone J. Maho

Motorcycle crashes caused by uneven pavement accidents can be life-threatening and incredibly painful. You can suffer from head trauma and other catastrophic injuries. The premises owner or municipality should be held liable when you get injured on uneven pavement while riding a motorcycle. It is the premises owner’s responsibility to maintain their property to be safe for visitation. Whether the property is public or private, you can still receive compensation if you were not at fault for the uneven pavement accident. You can learn more about how much compensation you should receive by contacting a personal injury attorney experienced in these types of cases. Contact Maho | Prentice Law now for a free consultation.

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What Can Cause Pavements To Become Uneven

Uneven pavement can cause accidents for numerous reasons. Here are how these accidents occur:

Cracks In the Pavement

Over time, the pavement will get old and begin to crack due to the stress placed on them by vegetation like tree roots.

Buckling Pavement

Tree roots can cause the pavement to become distorted because the roots cause the pavement to bend and crack. The pavement begins to buckle around the tree roots.

Eroded Pavement

Heavy rain often causes the surface of the pavement to erode, causing it to crack. Additionally, the soil around the pavement can erode because of rainfall, also making the pavement uneven.

Poorly Laid Pavement

When construction workers fail to lay down the pavement slabs properly, this can create an uneven surface. Poorly laid pavement can make it easier for accidents to happen.

Pavement Not Leveled Correctly

If the ground underneath the pavement is uneven, this can also make it dangerous for motorcycle riders.

Common Types of Motorcycle Crash Injuries Caused By Uneven Pavement Accidents

When you get injured on your motorcycle because of an uneven pavement accident, this will result in injuries that require months of recovery. After falling off your motorcycle, you could experience any of the following injuries:

Fractured Or Broken Bones

After you fall onto the pavement, you can fracture and break bones because of the stress placed on the bones. When you hit the ground, the impact can cause broken bones in the hands, arms, feet, ankles, and other regions of the body.

Soft Tissue Injuries

These injuries are more difficult to notice because they take longer to appear. The tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues can get strained when someone falls off their motorcycle. This can cause inflammation, soreness, and limited mobility.

Head Wounds

Head wounds are possible if the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. They could suffer concussions, hematomas, and hemorrhaging.

Spinal Cord Injuries

You may hit your back so hard that you get a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries result in slipped discs, pinched nerves, paralysis, and other serious wounds.

What You Should Do After A Motorcycle Crash Caused By An Uneven Pavement Accident

Because you were injured on someone else’s property, the property owner can be held liable for your injuries. You need evidence so your attorney can show how this occurred. You should follow these steps after the pavement accident:

Call 911

You will need to contact the paramedics to treat any wounds. The police will also survey the scene and write an accident report, which your attorney can use to help you.

Take Pictures

Take photographs of the area you were injured and also your injuries. Doing this will show how you were harmed and to what degree.

Get Contact Information

You should try to get the contact information from the premises owner and also any eyewitnesses. Your attorney will contact them at a later date.

Contact An Attorney

Your attorney will calculate all of your losses and make sure you receive fair compensation for your wounds. They will estimate all of the ongoing medical bills that you experienced. Even if you had to pay for rehabilitative care and pain medication, these costs would be included in your damages. Your lost wages must also be accounted for if you missed work while recovering from your injuries. Lastly, your pain and suffering damages are estimated by an experienced attorney who understands their importance.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

Your attorney will represent your case and fight for your right to receive fair compensation when you are injured in an uneven pavement accident. The property owner’s insurance company may leave out the pain and suffering damages and offer you a smaller settlement than you’re owed. Depend on your attorney to accurately estimate how much you should be compensated. The attorneys at our law firm work on a contingency fee basis, so you only have to pay after we’ve won your settlement. To learn more, call Maho | Prentice Law for a free consultation.