Road conditions in southeastern Wisconsin are very dependent upon the weather, especially in the winter months. Every year as winter approaches, it’s easy to see the change in road conditions, and many of these road conditions are likely to remain hazardous for quite some time. When Wisconsin roads are hazardous in the winter, it helps to arm yourself with a winter driving survival kit. However, there are a few instances where hazardous conditions arise for reasons other than what you might 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. Driving can become a bit more challenging in the winter months, and if drivers don’t practice increased vigilance there tends to be an uptick in car accidents. However, even in the absence of snow or ice, some parts of the city continue to be hazardous.
The crashes mentioned above 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. It should be noted that residents have an obligation to clear snow and ice from walkways near the property, but this obligation does not extend to cleaning up debris from car accidents.
How To Deal With Crash Debris In Wisconsin
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 be 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 a result of road debris, see a doctor and please call Groth Law Firm at (414) 375-2030 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. An attorney can provide legal guidance only after reviewing the details of your individual case.