Most roads are designed to let rainwater flow off of the street surface through channels and storm drains. However, some roads suffer from faulty designs and disrepair which creates the risk of standing water, a hazard that causes vehicles to slide and hydroplane. Road maintenance is typically the responsibility of a municipal authority, and they are to use taxpayer money to ensure that the road is adequately monitored and repaired when necessary. The failure to fulfill these duties can endanger the welfare of motorists.
If you have been involved in a car accident caused by pooling water in the road surface, you may be able to seek financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. Contact a Rhinelander highway defect lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to speak with a capable and committed attorney about your potential case.
Slick roads and standing water make it extremely difficult to control motor vehicles, which were not designed to run through high levels of water. A few of the ways that standing water makes driving hazardous are:
Water pooling is the result of careless road maintenance, creating the potential for unavoidable car accidents that can unfairly burden drivers with serious injuries and expensive medical bills.
If you have been hurt in an accident that would have been unlikely to occur if it were not for the neglect of the roadway, we can help. Contact a Rhinelander water pooling attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.