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Hazards of Highway Defects

In the end, there is only so much that a driver can do to prevent being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Remaining attentive, observing posted speed limits and traffic laws, and ensuring that a car is adequately maintained are some of the measures that should be considered squarely within each motorist’s realm of responsibilities. However, even these behaviors cannot eliminate the risk posed by the negligence or recklessness of other drivers. More regrettable, though, are the failures of municipalities and state agencies to build roads that are free of dangerous defects or to monitor and repair them should negative conditions arise.

If you have been injured or your vehicle has sustained damage in an accident caused by highway defects, then you may be entitled to pursue a legal action against the responsible entities whose negligence led to the crash. To learn more, contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Common Highway Defects

Part of the reason that the threat presented by highway defects is so significant is that drivers are not conditioned to expect them or trained to respond to them when they are encountered on the open road. Unfortunately, this is a combination that can spell disaster for a driver and his or her passengers.

Common highway defects include:

  • Potholes
  • Uneven lanes
  • Lack of signs
  • Pooling waters
  • Lack of guardrails
  • Damaged guardrails
  • Objects in the roadway

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Let us help you to seek the full range of compensation that you may be due after an automobile accident caused by a highway defect. Contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

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