Heavy rainfall, broken water mains, and other flooding issues can make roadways dangerous for drivers. Roads and highways can be even more treacherous if they are not properly constructed or maintained in a way that prevents water from building up or pooling on the surface of the pavement. Your tax dollars are intended to support municipalities for building, maintaining, and repairing roadways to keep motorists safe. Unfortunately, many government agencies fail to fulfill these responsibilities, putting innocent drivers at risk of serious accidents.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident because of water pooling on a roadway, you may be eligible for financial compensation from the careless government agency at fault for the unsafe road. To learn more about your legal options, contact the dedicated Lake Geneva water pooling attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.
When roadways are built without a slight slope or gutters for proper drainage, water can collect on the surface, presenting a serious hazard for drivers. These pools of water increase the chances of a vehicle losing traction, which is called hydroplaning. Hydroplaning can cause motorists to lose control, potentially leading to a severe auto accident.
Other possible consequences of driving through pooled water include the following:
Of course, the most serious consequence of a flooded road is an auto accident due to sliding or hydroplaning. If a negligent government agency allowed the unsafe water pooling problem to persist, then it should be held accountable for the resulting damages.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we are committed to helping you take legal action against irresponsible municipal agencies. If you have been injured due to water pooling on a road, contact our knowledgeable Lake Geneva water pooling lawyers today at 800-242-2874 and schedule a free consultation.