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Friday, March 28, 2014

Watch Out for that Pothole

It's been a bad winter, and our office has been getting a lot of questions about potholes. Many bicyclists think the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia (and other municipalities) are immune from lawsuits. While this is generally true, the City and Commonwealth can be sued for injuries caused by potholes or other defects in the street. 42 Pa.C.S.A. §§ 8542, 8255.

These are difficult cases to prove. In addition, the injured party has to provide written notice of the accident to the City or Commonwealth within a certain number of days of the occurrence in order to preserve his/her right to file a lawsuit.

If your injuries were caused by a pothole or defect in the street, you should contact an attorney at PHILLY BIKE LAWYER - all consultations are free, just call (267) 423-4464. Do not miss the notice deadline, call now. You can also fill in our contact form.

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