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Waukesha Municipal Negligence Attorneys

One of the primary concerns of a local or state government entity is the construction and maintenance of publically-owned roads. As efficient transportation standards are an important part of a functioning economy and support the growth of local businesses, municipal governments have a responsibility to keep their roads safe. However, when roads and highways are not properly maintained, it is innocent drivers who must face the consequences.

To learn more about your legal options as a victim of an accident caused or influenced by municipal negligence, contact the Waukesha municipal negligence lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.

Municipal Responsibilities

Maintenance is a necessity for roads and highways, and it is an especially important issue for roads that must endure extreme weather conditions or heavy traffic. The development of road defects can often be attributed to three major factors, which include the volume of traffic, the severity of weather patterns, and the road design and construction. As a result, municipalities must perform the following tasks:

  • Repair damage, including potholes
  • Resurface roads as necessary
  • Complete unfinished projects
  • Provide adequate roadway safety devices
  • Alert drivers of potentially hazardous situations
  • Schedule road crews appropriately

While there are multiple responsibilities that municipal governments have in terms of road maintenance and construction, these should be among their top priorities.

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Municipalities have a duty to keep roads in good condition. If you have been injured due to a municipality’s poor roadway maintenance, you may be able to take legal action. For more information, contact the Waukesha municipal negligence attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.

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