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Severe Weather and Roadway Defects

Severe weather can threaten anyone, but in Wisconsin, severe weather is a given at certain times of the year. Not only can severe weather increase the chances of you being in a car accident, but this danger increases by manifold proportions when roadways are badly damaged or defective. Unfortunately, as we at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® know, numerous Madison drivers are facing the damages and costs of accidents caused by roadway defects that became particularly hazardous due to inclement weather.

Road Defects Made More Hazardous by Inclement Weather

Bad weather can make already-existing roadway defects even worse, and when municipal entities fail to repair these defects, they greatly increase the danger facing innocent drivers like you. Severe weather can easily make the following defects more dangerous:

  • Potholes / uneven pavement
  • Shoulder drop-off
  • Overgrown brush / low visibility areas
  • Missing guardrails / guardrail damage

All of these preexisting roadway defects could easily be made worse by the rain, snow, sleet, ice, high winds, and other severe weather that people living in Madison often face. However, the municipalities who are responsible for repairing these defects should be held accountable if you’re injured because of their failure to repair them.

Discuss Road Defects with an Attorney in Madison

While a person cannot pursue a legal claim after being injured in an accident simply caused by bad weather, a person can seek compensation from a municipal agency that fails to repair defective road conditions when these conditions lead to an accident, during inclement weather or otherwise. Our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® know what it takes to successfully pursue compensation for injury victims and may be able to help you in this situation. Call us at (800) 242-2874 to find out more.