Wisconsin Water Pooling Lawyer
Roadways are supposed to be designed with a slight grade so that when it rains, water runs off to the sides and eventually flows into a drainage system. However, if the road is not properly graded or built with a drainage system, water can gather in depressions in the road surface. When large pools of water collect in these low areas, it can present many dangers for drivers, the most common being the threat of hydroplaning.
If you or someone you love was injured in an automobile accident due to water pooling, a Wisconsin water pooling attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you seek the financial compensation you deserve from the negligent municipality or road construction company at fault for this hazardous situation. To speak with an experienced attorney about your legal options, contact our offices today at 800-242-2874.
The Dangers of Hydroplaning
Tires are designed to maintain traction with the road surface, and they can handle some water on the road. When it rains, water on the surface of the road is pushed aside by the weight of the vehicle on the tires, and traction with the road is maintained. However, tires are often unable to sweep away deeper pools of water that build up in depressions on the road.
When a vehicle goes through a deep pool of water, the water pressure can overcome the weight of the vehicle, causing the car to lose contact with the road and hover on the water. Due to this loss of traction, the driver may lose the ability to steer and control the vehicle. This is called hydroplaning, and it can lead to serious collisions as drivers are unable to steer or brake while hydroplaning.
Road construction companies are responsible for properly designing, building, and grading roads and highways so that water can drain from the surface. Additionally, government agencies should maintain clear drainage systems and repair any roads that develop depressions. Failure to do so can result in devastating accidents, but if you have been hurt due to water pooling, the Wisconsin water pooling attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you seek compensation. Contact our offices today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case.