Street potholes can cause serious bike accidents in San Diego, and under some conditions, the public or government entity responsible for maintaining city roads can be held liable for injuries and damages. If you've been injured in a bike accident caused by a pothole, meet with a San Diego, California, bicycle accident firm who can help you pursue an injury claim.
How Potholes Cause Your Bike Accident in San Diego
- Long-term use causes wear and tear, leading to surface cracks which can expand if not repaired; and
- Low quality temporary road fixes can sink or break in a short amount of time if not permanently repaired.
If temporary work caused the pothole, the public entity responsible for performing roadwork on the road or area, in which you were injured, may be responsible if it didn't provide an obvious warning about the dangerous potholes.
If the pothole has developed from wear and tear, the liability of the damages comes down to how long the pothole has been present. If it was relatively new, the entity responsible for road work may not be held liable. If the pothole had existed for some time - weeks or months - then the government is much more likely to be held responsible, particularly if other accidents have occurred at the site.
If you've been injured in one of the many bike accidents in San Diego that occur each year, contact our San Diego, California bicycle accident firm to determine if you are eligible for compensation.
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