Sheboygan Pothole Lawyers
Potholes are common roadway defects that can grow into serious concerns if a street is not promptly repaired. At first, these defects appear as small gaps in a road, but eventually they can become sizeable holes that may do considerable damage to any vehicle that drives over them. Typically, the responsibility to manage potholes and prevent these damages rests with a local or state transportation entity. Failure to provide road upkeep can permit potholes to grow to dangerous widths and depths.
If you or someone you love has suffered harm due to a road defect, contact the Sheboygan pothole lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 for a free legal consultation.
How Does a Pothole Form?
Potholes do not simply develop at a random rate or under random circumstances. Rather, there are certain conditions that make widening or deepening more likely to occur. A pothole may develop in the following process:
- Road wear and seasonal heating and cooling create cracks in a road
- Those cracks grow more substantial over time
- Eventually, those fissures break the road apart
- Chunks of the road are moved away because of traffic
- Ice and snow creates cracks more quickly
As these breaks in the road grow larger, they can eventually amount to a full pothole. If not properly handled by a road maintenance crew, potholes may become large enough to scrape the bottom of a vehicle if a wheel drives over the gap. For potholes these sizes or larger, local authorities should, at the very least, provide a warning in the form of traffic cones or a temporary sign until the pothole is fully repaired.
To learn more about your legal options regarding injuries caused by road defects like potholes, contact the Sheboygan pothole attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874.