As winter rears its ugly head in Southeastern Wisconsin, road conditions are likely to remain hazardous, but not for the reasons you think.
Over the past few weeks, the City of Milwaukee has seen a number of traffic accidents, likely as the result snowy and icy conditions. But even without snow or icy, the roads in some parts of the city continue to be hazardous. These crashes are leaving behind debris: broken glass, bolts, and even bumpers. On Milwaukee’s south side, these hazards are being left behind after the cars themselves have been removed. Residents of the area are reporting that they are having to clean up the broken car parts themselves to keep the streets clear.
You can contact the City of Milwaukee at (414) 286-CITY (2489) to report any road debris, but, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, neither the State nor the County is liable for damage to your vehicle caused by road debris. So be careful driving and be sure to report any hazardous road conditions to the city. While the State may not by liable, it is possible that road debris is the result of someone else’s negligence possibly making them liable.
If you think you have been injured as the result of road debris see a doctor, and, as always, please call Groth Law Firm, S.C. at 877-375-7001 with any questions. We are available 24/7 to discuss your options as the victim of someone else’s negligent actions. Our initial consultations are always free.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice and should not be used as legal advice. The legal statutes, laws, and procedures contained in this article may not be current and may have been revised since the time of publication or contain errors. An attorney can provide legal guidance only after reviewing the details of your individual case.