Municipal Negligence

Municipal negligence is one of the most common causes of auto accidents, as any government agency’s action or failure to act that subsequently leads to a car accident might constitute negligence. In general, municipal negligence is often related to accidents that arise due to road defects, such as potholes or uneven pavement. Unfortunately, though, it can be intimidating to stand up to the government and fight for the financial compensation you may need for damages if you have suffered in an auto accident caused by municipal negligence.

Common Types of Municipal Negligence

There are many types of municipal negligence that can increase the risk of car accidents, including:

  • Allowing road conditions to deteriorate
  • Failing to repair or replace illegible or missing traffic signs
  • Not repairing shoulder drop-off areas
  • Not clearing overgrown brush / roadway obstructions
  • Failing to warn drivers of road hazards, such as construction
  • Failing to clear road of any debris

Each of these situations could be prevented if local municipalities take responsibility for their road maintenance duties. However, not all government agencies maintain roads as they should, potentially leading to devastating auto accidents. Fortunately, though, victims of this municipal negligence may qualify for financial compensation to help them cope with their injuries and related costs.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has suffered in an auto accident due to an unsafe highway, the local municipality may be at fault for the dangerous road. To learn more about your legal options for claiming monetary compensation for your accident and subsequent injuries, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900 to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.