Broken Street Lights
Though automobiles are required to have working headlights, headlights alone are not always enough to improve a driver’s vision when it is dark outside. For this reason, many roads are equipped with street lights that allow for greater visibility and let drivers better anticipate what is ahead.
Unfortunately, broken street lights can dramatically reduce visibility, putting drivers in danger. If you or someone you love suffered injuries in an accident caused by low visibility resulting from broken street lights, contact the Wisconsin road defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.
Hazards of Broken Street Lights
Street lights are in place for a reason. While headlights may provide adequate illumination on some streets, this is not always the case. To resolve the difficulties of illumination in these locations, municipalities typically install and maintain streetlights.
When the street lights are broken, drivers may not be able to see potential hazards that lie ahead, such as:
- Fellow motorists
- Road defects
- Animals or pedestrians
- Debris in the roadway
- Dramatic changes of direction
Should a driver come in contact with any of these potential hazards, she may be involved in a serious accident that leaves her with severe injuries. Functioning street lights often prevent these accidents from occurring.
The failure to repair broken streetlights may constitute municipal negligence and victims of resulting accidents may be entitled to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation. Contact the experienced Wisconsin road defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights and options.