Roadway Defect: Who is Liable?
One of the many dangers that you face every time you get behind the wheel is roadway defects. There are many common roadway defects that plague roads and highways across the country. These include potholes, cracked or warped roads, and uneven pavement. Typically, a municipal agency or property owner is responsible for maintaining or repairing the roadway, and the failure to do so is inexcusable.
If you have been involved in an accident caused by the presence of roadway defects, you may be able to seek financial compensation from the liable party. We can help you to pursue the resources you need to address medical bills and other crash-related needs. For more information on the services we offer, contact the Milwaukee roadway defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.
Potential Liable Parties
There are several different parties who could be held responsible for the roadway defect that has affected you and your vehicle, which include:
- Property owner—if the roadway defect is on a private road (either on private or commercial property) the property owner may be the liable party
- The city, state or federal government—if the government is responsible for ensuring the security and safety of a particular roadway, the governmental entity may be the at-fault party
- Road maintenance company—if a road maintenance company is hired to maintain the safety of a particular roadway, that company may be held liable
In any of these instances, you may be able to receive financial compensation from the liable party. This compensation can be critically important to facilitating your post-crash recovery and a knowledgeable Milwaukee car accident lawyer can help.
If you have suffered physically, emotionally or financially from a car accident or property damage that occurred because of a roadway defect, you should take action immediately. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Milwaukee roadway defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.