Guardrails are an important yet oft-overlooked safety feature on highways and busy roads. They help prevent serious accidents such as head-on collisions as well as protect motorists from accidentally driving over cliffs or into other dangerous areas. Thus, when guardrails are missing or damaged, it is important that these safety features are corrected right away. It is the duty of municipal agencies to carry out these repairs, and should they fail to do so, they can be held responsible for the ensuing damages.
Thousands of people suffer in car accidents every year because of roadway defects like missing or damaged guardrails, but the government entity responsible for this problem can be held accountable for any car accidents they cause. Contact an experienced attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900 to talk about your accident and how you might qualify for financial compensation.
A variety of accidents could happen when a guardrail is damaged or absent, but some of the most common involve:
These accidents occur most frequently in incidents involving missing guardrails, but they could be reduced or even avoided if municipal entities took more responsibility in caring for and maintaining roadways.
Regular roadway and highway maintenance, including repairing or replacing damaged guardrails, is essential for preserving the safety of drivers, motorcyclists, and other motorists. If a local municipality has failed in this important duty, causing you to suffer an auto accident, learn more about your legal options by calling Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today. We can discuss your situation and the steps you can take to secure the compensation you are due.