Most people don’t think about it. They mow their lawn, and while blowing their grass clippings away, some or all end up in the road. Not a big deal, or so they think. The truth is that grass clippings in the street are a major hazard for motorcyclists. Anyone in Florida who has suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident resulting from grass clippings on the street may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
How are grass clippings so dangerous?
Grass clippings may not seem like much. They aren’t likely to affect bigger vehicles, but for motorcycles, driving on these clippings is akin to driving on ice. It can significantly reduce tire traction on the road, causing motorcyclists to lose control of their bikes. Some have suffered significant injuries, and some have lost their lives in such accidents.
Who is responsible?
The homeowner or lawn care company responsible for blowing the grass clippings into the roadway may be held accountable if their actions result in an accident leaving someone hurt or worse. Establishing liability can be difficult, however. If one is unable to locate the responsible party, the victim, or — in the event of fatality — their surviving family members may have to depend on the victim’s insurance to cover the damages.
Seeking legal recourse following a motorcycle crash may not be as easy. Thankfully, Florida residents do not have to fight for compensation on their own. Injured motorcyclists or — in the event of fatality — their surviving family members can turn to an experienced personal injury attorney for assistance in seeking maximum relief for their losses through negotiation with insurance providers or, if necessary, litigation.