Road Defects and Surprise Wrecks
Any vehicle can be damaged by certain defects in the roadways. These defects cause thousands of traffic accidents each year. They also result in an added degree of frustration to any wreck as they often can not be avoided and most drivers rely on the government to fix road issues which can turn into deadly traps.
The Most Common Road Hazards
Another unfortunate aspect of road hazards is that they are relatively difficult to detect. For many drivers, the road defect cannot even be seen until it is too late to change lanes. Other road defects are not detected until the driver feels his or her car violently jerk.
Many things can qualify as road defects, but some of the most common hazards to look out for include:
- Potholes–these holes in the pavement can cause tire blowouts and loss of control
- Construction materials
- Shoulder drop-offs–this includes shoulders that are filled with debris and therefore can not be utilized in an emergency situation
- Uneven lanes
Serious road defects should not be ignored. Report any road defects as soon as they are detected.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident caused by unattended road defects, contact a Madison car accident lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.