Wausau Shoulder Drop-Off Lawyers

Many roads have shoulders next to the driving lane, in case a car should veer off the road or need to pull over for repairs. While they do provide a safer place for stopped vehicles, the majority of road-side shoulders are unfortunately made of aggregate materials that degrade over time. This erosion of the shoulder creates a shoulder drop-off, in which the shoulder is at least several inches lower than the road itself. Any vehicle that intentionally or accidentally drives onto a shoulder with this kind of defect has a much greater chance of losing control and being involved in an accident.

If you have been in an accident caused by a shoulder drop-off, you may want to pursue compensation from the responsible municipal agency. Our Wausau shoulder drop-off lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to provide you with professional legal representation to help you get this compensation. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to speak with a member of our legal team.

How Shoulder Drop-Off Occurs

Shoulders are often made from loose, aggregate materials such as gravel rather than solid concrete. Constant heavy traffic and rough weather conditions cause a degradation of road-side shoulders. Among these, a few of the common causes of shoulder drop-offs include:

  • Erosion from wind and water
  • Snow plow blades removing layers
  • Fine particle removal from truck drafts
  • Dispersal of material from frequent heavy truck traffic

As roads and their maintenance are the responsibility of municipalities, accidents caused by road defects should be the responsibility of the municipal agency.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by shoulder drop-off, you could be eligible for financial compensation to help pay for your losses and injuries. Our Wausau shoulder drop-off attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are ready to fight to protect your rights. Call our office today at 800-242-2874 for a complementary case evaluation.