Even when road conditions and the weather are ideal, driving can be a very dangerous activity, as the nearly six million annual accidents in the United States would suggest. While a large number of them are caused by driver error or reckless driving, others are caused by inclement weather, road defects, or even a combination of both. When roadways are not properly laid or constructed with the right slope, water can begin to pool and increase the threat of a collision as a driver might lose control of his or her vehicle when the tire or tires encounter a pool of water.
If you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by water pooled on the road surface, it may be appropriate to seek financial compensation through a civil lawsuit against the municipal authority responsible for the maintenance of the roadway. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact a Stevens Point road defect attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.
A pool of water may not seem to pose a significant threat, but it can actually cause a serious accident. When water builds up between a vehicle’s tires and the roadway, the loss of traction is virtually certain. The following are representative consequences of such an incident:
A car that comes into contact with a pool of water may be thrown into a spin or otherwise forcibly redirected into harm’s way, making a crash unavoidable.
Do not hesitate to seek legal counsel if you have been hurt in an accident that would not have occurred if the responsible parties had identified and eliminated roadway defects. Contact the the Stevens Point water pooling lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.