Most drivers enjoy well paved, well lit roads for their everyday drives, with only the occasional concern for a broken guard rail or pothole. However, many roads across the United States are left unattended and full of potential dangers that threaten the safety of the motorists who use them.
There are municipal agencies and local organizations that are in charge of maintaining the safety of roadways, and an expected level of cleanliness that should be upheld. To learn more about your legal rights if you have been the victim of an accident caused by undermanaged roads, contact the Kenosha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.
The Dangers of Undermanaged Roads
There are many different ways that an undermanaged road can be treacherous for drivers, including:
- Potholes: These may seem like a common road hazard, but when left unattended, a pothole can deepen and become a cause for automobile accidents.
- Broken pavement: Occasionally, extreme fluctuations in the weather can cause asphalt to tear or shift leaving dangerous cracks or dips.
- Poor signage: Missing, broken, vandalized, or signs that are covered by overgrown vegetation can be harmful to motorists who may need to be warned of speed limits, sudden changes in the road, or impending dangers.
- Litter: Unmanaged roads are often filled with debris left behind by other motorists. When trash piles up to the point that it prevents safe driving or large items are roadway hazards, passing motorists may be in danger.
These are only a few representative examples of dangers created by the failure of the responsible agencies to properly manage the roadways under their jurisdiction.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of an auto accident triggered by the effects of municipal negligence, contact the Kenosha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.