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Personal Injury Cases in the News: Defective Road Injuries

Personal Injury Cases in the News:
Defective Road Injuries.


     Guy Vining was recently able to enter into a significant settlement, for a client, with a governmental agency involving a defective highway. The client-victim was a motorcyclist who, although operating his bike appropriately, was caused to fall due to wavy and defective pavement.


     Guy Vining was able to establish that the governmental agency was on notice of the defective condition and pursuant to MCL 691.1402 that liability should be imposed for failure to maintain the road in reasonable repair.


     If you or a loved one are injured due to defective roads, you must take action quickly. The law requires that you provide a statutory notice within 120 days (about 4 months) from the accident. This notice is required by MCL 691.1404 and if notice is not timely and properly given it will bar your legal actions. You will also need to move quickly to obtain measurements and photographic evidence and an expert witness knowledgeable of road defects such as longitudinal cracking, traverse cracking, alligator cracking, deep and long wheel rutts in black top and other irregularities.


     These conditions are particularly dangerous to bicyclists and motorcyclists. Please feel free to call for a no-cost consultation if you or a loved one were injured on a defective road or highway. You need to speak to a personal injury attorney immediately. At the Vining Law Group all telephone conferences and initial meets are free. Also, most personal injury representation is on a contingency fee basis, so that you do not need to pay out of pocked for legal fees to get the help you need.


Guy Vining, an experienced personal injury attorney, in metro-Detroit, maintains his office in Taylor, Michigan, where he serves the downriver communities of Monroe, South Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown Township, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Southgate, Riverview, Allen Park, Lincoln Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Westland, Wayne, and Ecorse. If you or a family member or friend would like a no-obligation, no cost, consultation/financial analysis, just call or Email Guy Vining of Vining Law Group, P.L.C. to schedule a meeting.

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