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Rhinelander Municipal Negligence Lawyers

Municipal negligence poses a serious problem for motorists. While they may work to keep their vehicles properly maintained, obey the rules of the road, and do whatever is necessary to drive safely, they may not be able to avoid the damages caused by municipal negligence. Road defects can be extremely difficult to see or plan for, making them particularly dangerous. In addition, these defects, which should be repaired by the proper authorities, can cause massive damage to a vehicle, putting drivers and passengers at risk for serious injuries.

For more information regarding your rights if you have been injured in an accident due to a road defect, contact the Rhinelander municipal negligence attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 1-800-242-2874.

The Government’s Responsibility to Drivers

While drivers have a responsibility to other motorists to drive safely and a responsibility to the government to obey traffic laws, the government also has a responsibility to drivers. As most roads are publicly owned, the state or local government in control of a certain road or section of road is supposed to provide basic maintenance. Municipal negligence can manifest in the following ways:

  • Failure to provide standard maintenance
  • Failure to quickly fix serious roadside defects
  • Failure to provide or replace signs and road paint
  • Failure to address weather problems, such as ice
  • Lack of prompt accident or construction site clean-up

These problems can have a major impact on the safety of drivers and their passengers, and may even cause multiple vehicles to become involved in a single incident.

Contact Us

If you have been injured because of a municipality’s failure to address serious roadway issues such as potholes or shoulder drop-offs, you may be entitled to pursue legal action. To discuss your claim with an attorney and learn more about your legal options, contact the Rhinelander municipal negligence lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 1-800-242-2874 today.

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