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Sheboygan Shoulder Drop-off Lawyers

The shoulder, or emergency lane, is an important part of any highway that provides motorists with a safe space to pull off of the road and investigate any potential mechanical errors. However, after extensive road work or resurfacing projects, a difference in height between the road itself and the shoulder can lead to possible injuries and damages to a vehicle. This road defect is known as shoulder drop-off and can lead to otherwise preventable crashes.

For legal advice and a free consultation if you have been involved in an accident caused by a roadway defect, contact the Sheboygan shoulder drop-off lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.

Potential Hazards

Government research, producing studies backed by agencies such as the Federal Highway Administration, has proven that drop-off heights amounting to even two inches can be sufficient to drastically increase the chance of an incident. As a result, government agencies in charge maintaining safe roadway conditions need to reduce drop-offs or use signs to warn drivers where adding to a shoulder is not possible. The following problems can occur due to shoulder drop-off:

  • a collision with nearby tree, lamp-post, telephone pole, or similar object
  • a collision with another vehicle
  • momentary loss of control
  • blown out tires
  • suspension and wheel damage

These issues can be avoided if the authorities either add height to a shoulder to match it with the main road, or use the proper tools and warnings to reduce the possibility of an unsuspecting driver driving off of a drop-off.

Contact Us

If you have been injured because of a defect on the road, you may be eligible to take legal action. Contact the Sheboygan shoulder drop-off attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

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