Green Bay Shoulder Drop-Off Lawyer
Whether it is to safely pull off the road to make a phone call or to escape inclement weather, the shoulder of any roadway can be just as crucial to drivers as the surface of the road itself. Shoulders are introduced to roadways to further the safety of cars and drivers, but if a shoulder is improperly constructed or maintained it can actually be a source of harm. A shoulder drop-off can do serious damage to a car and subsequently contribute to the injury of its passengers.
There are situations in which it is necessary and unavoidable for drivers to swiftly move to the shoulder or to use it for safe vehicle practices. If a shoulder is not properly maintained and contributes to injury or damage, you deserve compensation. Please contact the Green Bay shoulder drop-off lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 for more information on your legal options.
Shoulder Drop-Offs and Car Accidents
A recent study prepared by the US Department of Transportation evaluated the effects of shoulder drop-off on accidents and found that the majority of accidents in which shoulder drop-off was a contributing factor occurred in rural areas. They also found that there were five noticeable situations in which shoulder drop-offs would potentially contribute to the accident and subsequent damage and injury. These situations included the following factors:
- Road re-entry situations
- Run off the road situations
- Scrubbing of the tire
- Sideswipe situations
- Car rollover situations
These factors greatly elevated the safety risks of shoulder drop-offs in car accidents. Shoulder drop-offs can contribute to both multi-vehicle accidents as well as single-vehicle accidents. All drivers should be aware of how the roadway shoulder can affect their ability to control their vehicle.
All car accidents are frightening experiences with the potential to cause great damage and injury. If you believe that an unsafe shoulder drop-off contributed to your accident, you may be able to hold the negligent municipality or other liable party accountable for the harm you have suffered. Please contact the Green Bay shoulder drop-off lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.