In the event of poor driving conditions, bad weather, or a general emergency, many drivers depend on the shoulder of a road as a place to pull over and hopefully avoid danger. However, a shoulder that is poorly constructed or has a drop-off and becomes unlevel rapidly poses a danger to those same drivers who try to utilize the shoulder as a safety feature of the road. The result of a hazardous shoulder drop-off can be a serious accident and traumatic injuries to anyone in the car.
Shoulder-drop offs are unfortunately more common than many people think and are an often ignored defect on Wisconsin’s highways and roads. If a dangerous shoulder-drop off has been ignored by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation or other public agency that has been charged with its maintenance and left you injured or your car with expensive repair bills as a result, our Green Bay shoulder drop-off attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you fight for the financial compensation you need. Call 800-242-2874 today.
Shoulders are subject to the same weaknesses and wear and tear that the roads accumulate, but often fail to receive the same maintenance that main roads receive. As a result, they can accumulate potholes, obstructions, and, perhaps most dangerously, drop-offs. Drop-offs can cause:
Any of these or other damages caused by a poorly maintained shoulder can cause a crash that negatively impacts a motorist in every area of their life.
If the failure of an agency to maintain the safe condition of shoulders has resulted in an accident for you, you might be entitled to fight for financial compensation. Contact our Green Bay shoulder drop-off accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.