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Waukesha Shoulder Drop-off Lawyers

When it comes to keeping the road a safe place for drivers, there are two groups in charge of maintaining a working highway. First, motorists and pedestrians need to do their part in paying attention, remembering safe traveling standards, and obeying the law. Second, state and municipal roadway authorities have a duty to maintain safe driving conditions. However, if roadwork has occurred several times or a crew was not particularly careful about constructing a shoulder of the roadway, the actual height of the road can become dangerously disproportionate to the shoulder.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a roadway defect such as a shoulder drop-off, contact the Waukesha shoulder drop-off attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874. Let our experience with the law go to work for you.

What Are the Dangers?

It seems strange that the shoulder, which is normally used for motorists with serious mechanical problems, can, within itself, cause injury to a driver and their passengers. However, a road has been repaved multiple times or a shoulder was simply ignored, the result can be a significantly taller road compared to the shoulder. The result can be any one of the following problems:

  • Tire and wheel damage
  • Suspension damage
  • Loss of control

This can jeopardize larger vehicles, but is especially hazardous to smaller, lighter vehicles like motorcycles or motorized scooters. Beyond repair costs, the potential loss of control or compromised handling can lead to a serious collision with a roadside object or another motorist, leading to injury.

Contact Us

A car accident can be a terrifying occurrence that leaves those involved unsure what to do next. For a free consultation and legal advice that could help your claim, contact the Waukesha shoulder drop-off attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.

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