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Municipal Negligence

To some extent, taxes are the price we pay for our government to provide us, the public, with basic services. The roadways we drive on, for example, are to be funded substantially by taxes, fees, and surcharges and their maintenance is entrusted to municipalities or agencies which they have authorized. Road maintenance is important, because its neglect can lead to catastrophic accidents.

If you or your loved one has been hurt in a car accident caused by a municipality’s failure to adequately maintain the roadways in its jurisdiction, it may be appropriate to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation. Contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to discuss your potential case.

Symptoms of Municipal Oversight

Roads are subjected to constant strain by traffic and the elements. If they do not receive timely and sufficient maintenance, they can quickly fall into disrepair and motorists may be needlessly subject to an increased risk of accidents. Neglect of roads can lead to the following types of hazards:

  • Uneven lanes and asphalt
  • Potholes and cracks
  • Missing or damaged road signs
  • Steep shoulder drop-offs
  • Absent or unrepaired guardrails

The threat of this level of disrepair is not just to your property, but to you as well. Jarring accidents and even fatal wrecks can result from a driver unexpectedly encountering a poorly maintained section of road.

Contact Us

Do not delay seeking legal counsel from a passionately committed attorney when you have been hurt in a crash caused by municipal negligence. Contact the Green Bay road defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.

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