Roadway Dangers: Black Ice
Wisconsin is full of natural beauty, including lush green landscapes, serene lakes, and rolling hills. Unfortunately, it is also known for its unpredictable climate, including fluctuations in temperature that can turn any water on the roadway into hazardous black ice. Throughout the fall, winter, and into the early spring drivers must be aware about the potential for black ice to form. It can be virtually impossible to detect when traveling at highway speeds, especially at night.
If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver or a municipality’s negligence, then it might be appropriate to investigate your legal options. Contact the car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your case.
Where to Expect Black Ice
Black ice commonly forms in the following places, requiring extra caution while driving on or near them:
- Onramps and off-ramps that are elevated
- Near moving water such as rivers and waterfalls
Black ice forms when liquid containing bubbles freezes on the roadway. The resulting ice is nearly transparent, which means that for all practical intents and purposes it will appear exactly as if it were the road beneath. To make it even more hazardous, black ice tends to generate even less friction than other kinds of ice on the roadway, making it incredibly difficult for a vehicle’s tire or tires to gain traction and for a driver to retain control of the car.
Insurance claims may not provide you with all the resources you need to cope with the effects of your accident, and a lawsuit can help to bridge that gap. Contact the Madison car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.