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Five Road Defects That Can Cause An Accident

Most drivers operate their vehicles under the reasonable assumption that the roadways will be free of damage and debris which could affect their ability to safely navigate. For this reason, street and highway defects can be extremely dangerous as they present a sudden and unexpected hazard and may be difficult to avoid. Accidents resulting from highway defects vary in their severity, but any mishap has the potential to cause serious injuries.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of an accident caused by a road defect, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact the Wisconsin car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case with a qualified member of our legal team.

Potential Road Hazards

While many road defects are a result of insufficient maintenance, some are design issues which should never have existed in the first place. Five of the most common road defects that cause car accidents are:

  • Obscured, missing, or incorrect signage
  • Ineffective drainage systems
  • Significant shoulder or lane drop-offs
  • Large potholes
  • Missing, damaged, or ineffective guardrails

The presence of any of these conditions dramatically increases the likelihood of an accident and serious injury.

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If you have suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a street or highway defect, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Call the experienced and knowledgeable Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation to learn more about your legal options.

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