Defective Roadway Conditions
Poor road conditions can take many forms: potholes, washouts, cracking and buckled pavement, missing guardrails, defective curbing, poor drainage and more. These types of road conditions can be hazardous to motorists but they are even more dangerous to bicyclists who do not have the protections of a seat belt, airbags, etc.
Most claims involving roadway conditions must be filed against a governmental entity. Special rules apply in these cases. For instance, in Tennessee, governmental entities are given "sovereign immunity" pursuant to the Governmental Tort Liability Act, but our experienced bicycle accident attorneys can review your case and determine if your claim is an exception to the statutory immunity. Before filing suit, you must go through the statutory claims procedure set forth in the Government Tort Liability Act. And perhaps, most importantly, the Act caps the amount of damages recoverable. If your damages exceed the amount of the cap, rest assured our team of bicycle accident attorneys will search out other possible avenues of recovery. We are well-versed in the Governmental Tort Liability Acts' procedures, and we are here to help you.
We handle all bicycle accident injury cases on a contingency basis. So, we only get paid if we get money for you. We advance all case expenses so you do not pay anything out of pocket to prosecute your case. If you would like to discuss a potential bicycle accident claim, please contact us online or call us at 615-742-4880 or 866-812-8787 for a free, no-obligation consultation. But, do not delay. There is a limited time for filing a claim against a governmental entity.