Some roadways have guardrails to protect people from veering off the roadway and into a potentially more dangerous situation. Guardrails are useful when driving along elevated paths where there is a steep drop off or cliff, there is oncoming traffic on an adjacent road, or when ground next to a road presents a dangerous driving surface. The consequences of missing guardrails can be frightening, as serious and traumatic accidents can occur. Unfortunately, some roadways are missing these important safety devices as a result of municipal negligence. Since guardrails prevent accidents from occurring or from being more serious than they could, the repercussions of a missing one are often dire.
If you or a loved one has suffered from the consequences a missing guardrail presents, you might be able to hold the negligent roadway construction or maintenance agency responsible for their actions. Contact our Green Bay lack of guardrail attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 for more information.
While guardrails serve to visually delineate the places we can drive from the places we should not drive on or near, their main function is to protect drivers from certain dangers that would worsen the consequences of an accident. Some of these dangers are:
In certain roads where these ramifications are highly possible if a car loses control, guardrails are almost always necessary. Thus, when a government agency neglects to provide or maintain guardrails, they could be financially liable for certain expenses and losses resulting from an accident.
It is the responsibility of roadway maintenance agencies to design and keep roads as safe to drive on as possible. If they’ve failed to include or repair a guardrail, and you have been injured, contact our Green Bay lack of guardrail lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to see how we may be able to help.