Causes of Car Accidents
Poorly maintained roads can cause all types of car accidents, including rollovers, rear-end accidents and more. When an accident is caused by poorly maintained roads, the state and not the driver may be the one at fault.
Milwaukee Roadway Defects
Roadway defects can cause all sorts of Milwaukee car accidents. Some common roadway defects due to poorly maintained roads and Milwaukee highways that cause accidents include:
- poor road design
- improper drainage
- uneven pavement
- inadequate traffic signals or signage
- lack of warning signs in construction zones
- lack of signage for road hazards
Potholes and Car Accidents
Unfortunately, poorly maintained roads riddled with potholes are a common occurrence in Wisconsin. Extreme temperature changes and heavy traffic increase the likelihood of potholes, and even a small pothole can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle. While it is not easy, the state has an obligation to keep the roads free of potholes to maintain safe driving conditions.
Dangerous Road Conditions and Car Accidents
The state is obligated to regularly inspect roads and highways to ensure that they are in safe operating condition. And, as a service to taxpayers, most municipal governments have a way for residents to alert officials about roadway defects and potholes.
If the state fails to repair defects that they are notified about, they could be held liable for any accidents that occur due to that road defect.
Claims against the government or a governmental body typically need to be filed within a very short period of time and in a highly specific manner. Due to the specialized nature of filing these types of lawsuits, victims of roadway defects are encouraged to get qualified legal help before attempting to pursue a claim.
Get a Free Legal Consultation for Your Car Accident
If you or someone you was involved in a car accident due to a road defect, seek the advice of Milwaukee car crash lawyer Karl Gebhard. Karl Gebhard offers free legal consultations for all types of car accidents, and because he works on a contingency basis, he will not accept any fees for his legal services until he successfully wins a case.
For your free consultation, call today at 414-873-6550.