Roadways are designed with extra space at their edge to facilitate the need of any driver to quickly get off the road. If a driver suddenly finds that they are dozing or being signaled to the side by a police officer, a roadway’s shoulder should be a safe place to pull over and get out of traffic. Because we depend on shoulders whenever and wherever we are driving, they should be designed and built with the utmost safety of drivers in mind. Unfortunately, this is always the case as one of the most common roadway defects are shoulder drop-offs, where there is a separation between the road and its shoulder because they are different heights. Sometimes the separation is subtle and only an inch or two, but depending on the severity of the defect, drop-offs can be a foot or more.
If you or a loved one has been injured because a roadway maintenance agency has neglected their responsibility to maintain all parts of the road, you might be able to hold them accountable with a personal injury lawsuit. Call our Waukesha shoulder drop-off attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.
A shoulder drop-off that is several inches high can have serious implications for your vehicle and you. The following are some possible dangers:
These repercussions of a shoulder drop-off can cause you and your vehicle extreme damage, thus saddling you with physical, emotional, and financial costs.
Roadway maintenance agencies have a public responsibility to keep roads safe. If their failure to uphold that duty has resulted in harm for you or your family, call our Waukesha shoulder drop-off lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to see how we may be able to help.