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How Guardrails Promote Auto Safety

Drivers often become less actively aware of their surroundings as they gain more experience behind the wheel. Structural fixtures of the roadway such as light posts and guard rails can be taken for granted, and their absence may not even be noted when they should be present. Because guardrails are designed to protect against calamitous accidents at high risk points along the course of a roadway, guardrail absence or disrepair is cause for concern.

If you have suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident that was facilitated or worsened by missing guardrails, then it may be appropriate to consider filing a lawsuit against the municipal agency responsible for their installation, replacement, and repair. Contact the Stevens Point car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Where Guardrails are Necessary

Guard rails function as a barrier to help bring an out-of-control automobile to a stop in the event of a crash. While they may be useful virtually anywhere along a highway, they can be absolutely essential at the following locations:

  • Where the roadway runs along a ravine or other steep drop-off
  • Divided highway where there is a substantial likelihood that a vehicle would cross into oncoming traffic in the event of a crash
  • Along waterways
  • Where high speed traffic passes near to pedestrians

If you have been injured in an accident caused or exacerbated by a lack of guardrails, it is important to understand your legal options.

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Contact the Stevens Point car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your legal rights if you have been harmed due to guard rail damage or other roadway defects.

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