Roadway defects are responsible for thousands of car accidents annually in the United States. One of the most common kinds of roadway defects is potholes, a form of uneven pavement. When a driver hits a pothole, he or she is likely to at least momentarily lose control of his or her vehicle and, in more serious situations, may lose complete control. In either case, the result of such an incident could be a serious car accident, causing the driver and anyone in the vehicle to suffer from physical injuries. In such a situation, because it’s the legal responsibility of local municipalities to maintain the safety of roadways, which includes addressing dangerous potholes, a negligent municipality may be held responsible for failing to take care of a pothole that causes a person undue harm.
When you have suffered injury in a car accident because of a pothole, contact an experienced Sheboygan potholes attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000 to discuss your legal options for pursuing compensation.
There are many different reasons that potholes can form, though some are more predominant than others. Several common causes may include the following:
All of these situations can contribute to an increased risk of pothole formation, and might increase the chances of an innocent person being involved in a devastating car accident.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car accident because of a pothole or uneven pavement, contact an experienced Sheboygan potholes lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000. Our dedicated legal team may be able to help you fight for the justice and compensation you need.