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Lake Geneva Shoulder Drop-Off Lawyers

On many roads, a shoulder extends the surface of the pavement along the edges of the road. This extension is often critical for roadway safety because it offers a safe place for motorists to pull over in the event of mechanical or other difficulties that occur while they are driving.

Unfortunately, shoulders that are built at a level lower than the main road surface or which are lowered through weather and traffic related wear may pose a threat to the safety of motorists. If you or someone you love suffered an injury in an auto accident resulting from a shoulder drop-off, contact the Lake Geneva shoulder drop-off lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

The Dangers of Drop-Offs

Shoulder drop-offs are often difficult to see, especially in low light conditions. As such, drivers may attempt to merge on the lowered shoulders without slowing . When a vehicle’s wheels pass from the road surface onto the defective shoulder, the following hazardous consequences may result:

  • Tire blowouts
  • Rollover accidents
  • Off-road accidents

These accidents may cause an individual to suffer extensive physical injury, vehicle damage, and other severely adverse effects. Since shoulder drop-offs typically result from the negligence of a municipal authority or roadway construction company, it may be possible for you to seek financial compensation if you have been hurt in a motor vehicle crash associated with their failures.

Contact Us

The Lake Geneva shoulder drop-off attorneys of Habush Habush & Rotter, S.C., possess the skills and experience necessary to help you better understand your legal rights in this situation. Let us help you to determine whether legal action may be right for you. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.

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