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Where Should Guard Rails Be?

Traveling on a mountainous road with narrow lanes and long drop-offs is frightening under normal circumstances, but when guardrails are broken or missing, the travelers may be at increased risk of accident. Guard rails are supposed to prevent severe accidents from occurring and to help save lives. Unfortunately, these roads are made less safe due to municipal negligence when guard rails are not where they should be.

If you or someone close to you has been in a car accident due to unsafe road conditions, contact the Kenosha road defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874. Our team of talented lawyers has both the skills and experience necessary to help you fight for the justice and compensation that you may deserve after your auto accident.

Common Places for Guard Rails

Guard rails are designed to prevent cars from traveling into extremely dangerous situations, deflect the force of the car crash, and keep the car from flipping. Certain roads and road conditions have a higher need for guard rails, including:

  • Bridges, raised roads, and roads with long drop-offs
  • Heavily trafficked roads, especially highways and freeways (These roads typically have guard rails or medians in between opposite-traveling traffic and on both sides of the road.)
  • Roads and areas with high pedestrian traffic, such as construction areas

Accidents that occur on these roads have a greater potential to be more severe than roads that are less traveled and have clear roadsides.

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You shouldn’t have to suffer unduly if you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence and unsafe road conditions. The Kenosha road defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you receive compensation for the financial burdens and emotional suffering that you have experienced because of missing guard rails and other unsafe road defects. Contact our qualified legal team today at 800-242-2874 to receive a free case evaluation.

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