Guardrail Safety

There are many different kinds of guardrails on all types of roadways in the United States. No matter where the guardrail is located, they are all in place to protect motorists from veering off roadways, potentially causing terrible accidents. Drivers depend on municipal and even federal governments to install and maintain guardrails to keep citizens safe. When they fail in this duty, drivers are put in harm’s way.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a car accident caused by municipal or construction negligence, you may be eligible for financial compensation to help pay for medical bills. Contact the Appleton auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 and schedule a free consultation with a qualified attorney.

Types of Guardrails

Guardrails are most effective on roads where cars travel at high speeds or on elevated roadways. These guardrails should be well-maintained so they can effectively stop cars from running through the rail yet absorb the collision so that the vehicle does not bounce back into traffic. Depending on the location and purpose of the rail, some of the most common types of guardrails are:

  • Steel "bumper-style" guardrails
  • Barriers made of concrete
  • Guardrails composed of wires and cables
  • Wooden rails

Guardrails can also keep vehicles from skidding off roadways after an accident or collision, or in some cases, protect drivers from driving into unsafe areas such as railways or steep ditches.

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If a lack of guardrails has led to your auto accident, the municipality or other party responsible for this road defect may also be obligated to compensate you for your suffering. Contact the Appleton road defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 today to discuss your legal options with a tenacious personal injury lawyer.