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Poor Road Maintenance and Accident Risks

Municipalities are responsible for maintaining the roads that fall within their jurisdiction. If road problems are not addressed, they can worsen over time and cause defects that could put drivers at risk of an accident.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident caused by a road defect, the municipality may be held legally responsible for any injuries and damage caused by a lack of maintenance. To speak with a Racine road defect lawyer about your case, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.

Types of Road Defects

Poor road maintenance can lead to a number of road problems that can increase the risk of an accident. Some common types of road defects that may result from maintenance neglect include:

  • Potholes
  • Uneven pavement
  • Shoulder drop-off
  • Missing signs or guardrails

Road Defect Litigation

Persons who are injured in an accident because of dangerous road conditions may be eligible to sue for compensation. An accident could leave you with medical bills, lost wages from time off of work, pain and suffering, and other burdens that you should not have to handle. Our Racine car accident attorneys can help you take legal action against the liable municipality to help you pursue your claim.

Contact Us

To consult with an understanding Racine road defect attorney regarding your legal situation, don’t hesitate to contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.

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