If you had a bicycle accident from a pothole in North Augusta, you may be eligible to recover compensation. Contact Nimmons Malchow Johnson today to learn more.
Can I recover compensation if my bicycle accident was from a pothole?
I recently had a discussion with a man from South Carolina who was riding his bike and ran into a pothole, sustaining some pretty severe injuries as a result of that. One of his first questions was if he actually had a claim. When you’re evaluating a case like that, you have to consider where the pothole was. Was it in a city street? In that case, you may have issues of sovereign immunity that you can get around if you can show that the city or county knew it was there and did not take steps to address it through what they call “ministerial duty.”
In the context of, say, a parking lot at a shopping center or grocery store, what you really want to show is that the store had superior knowledge of that pothole. If you can show that – and you can show that by what they call constructive knowledge, showing that they knew or should have known that the pothole was there – then you can bring a successful claim as a result of a bicycle accident caused by that pothole. If anyone has questions about this, I’d be happy to talk to them in greater detail.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured and have questions about a bicycle accident from a pothole? Contact the experienced North Augusta bicycle accident lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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