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Re: Chip Seal gravel at intersections
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2015, 12:43:26 am »
I say the riders fall was his own fault, and no one owes him a dime.

Just my opinion, but my thought is that the RIDER is always responsible for judging the road surface for traction and obstacles:  Dirt, oil, chunks of concrete, dead animals, live animals, small children, gravel, sand.... the list goes on and on. 

About the only thing I'd say would allow a rider to blame road crews for would be a missing manhole cover or a missing construction barrier. 

Every situation is obviously different, but you can't expect someone else to be responsible for providing you a perfect road surface, That's an unreasonable expectation that's just never going to happen.  If you expect that, expect to fall down a lot!
The road crew has a responsibility to leave the road in a safe condition after finishing work.

But they weren't finished.

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Re: Chip Seal gravel at intersections
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2015, 09:37:19 am »
I say the riders fall was his own fault, and no one owes him a dime.

Just my opinion, but my thought is that the RIDER is always responsible for judging the road surface for traction and obstacles:  Dirt, oil, chunks of concrete, dead animals, live animals, small children, gravel, sand.... the list goes on and on. 

About the only thing I'd say would allow a rider to blame road crews for would be a missing manhole cover or a missing construction barrier. 

Every situation is obviously different, but you can't expect someone else to be responsible for providing you a perfect road surface, That's an unreasonable expectation that's just never going to happen.  If you expect that, expect to fall down a lot!
The road crew has a responsibility to leave the road in a safe condition after finishing work.

But they weren't finished.
Okay, Road was not finished, Signs were posted, Counties butt is covered, Get it over with & tell him to go pound sand because that is how it was going to end up anyway  :truce:        PC
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Re: Chip Seal gravel at intersections
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2015, 12:03:30 pm »
Thanks again for the replies.  I turned over my report to the claims guy, and so I am sure he will work it out with the insurance company.   I may get an update, or I may not depending on the direction they choose to go. 

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Re: Chip Seal gravel at intersections
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2015, 02:44:56 pm »
FYI just a follow up if anyone is interested... we ended up paying the guy for his damage.  The amount of damage claimed was less than the deductible and he was only asking for replacement parts / no labor or shop time.   I received the report from the claims guy today.
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Re: Chip Seal gravel at intersections
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2015, 03:13:15 pm »
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