The city has road construction where it is covering roads with an adhesive of some kind, and then loose gravel spread over the top. At some time later (hours, days) a large truck would drive over it to compact it.
In my situation, this gravel was spread over a turn/merge lane between 2 intersecting streets. Without any signs, I had no warning of the upcoming hazard. I was riding my motorcycle, and as I approached the turn, I could finally see the gravel, and slowed as much as I could, but it was not enough. Upon hitting the gravel, my bike slide out from under me.
After talking to City Claims, they told me the government is immune to placing road construction signs.
Can that possibly be a law? If so, what right do I have as a city taxpayer and citizen to be kept safe on these roadways? I was well below the posted speed limits and driving in a very safe manner. I have pictures of the road approaching the intersection showing that no signs were posted.
Can I pursue this in small claims court if the govt is "immune"?
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