Construction Zone Accidents
Whether you are taking a long trip on an interstate or highway or making a short commute to work, construction zones seem to pop up all of the time. While these zones are necessary to maintain and improve our nation’s roadways, they can be incredibly hazardous places for both the roadside construction workers and the drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other people who are traveling through. Despite warning signs, barriers and other efforts to direct and manage traffic at these sites, work zone crashes happen far too often. These types of accidents can result in very serious injuries and in worst case situations, fatalities may occur.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident in or near a construction zone in the Fort Lauderdale area, you should speak with an experienced Fort Lauderdale auto accident lawyer as soon as possible. These types of cases tend to get complicated very quickly, so it is critical to have a trusted legal professional on your side who can protect your rights every step of the way. The Hollander Law Firm offers clients over 25 years of experience handling serious car accident cases, including cases involving construction zone crashes. When you work with our team, we will carefully evaluate and investigate your case to identify all courses of legal action that may be available to you.Factors Contributing to Work Zone Accidents
While there are many different factors that can contribute to a construction zone accident, some of the most common factors include:
- Confusing road signs
- Unclear lane markings
- Inadequate safety barriers and guardrails
- Drivers who fail to merge properly
- Insufficient or poorly trained flag attendants
- Lack of proper traffic management and control
- Construction debris
In addition to evaluating the various factors that may have led to the crash, your attorney will also conduct a full investigation to identify all parties who may be held liable for your injuries. For instance, if you were injured while you were working on the construction site, you will most likely be eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. In addition, you may be able to pursue compensation from the negligent driver under his or her automobile insurance policy.
If you were a driver or a passenger in a motor vehicle, your recovery will depend upon the specific facts and circumstances of the accident. For instance, if you were rear-ended or side-struck by a vehicle that failed to properly merge in a construction zone, your Fort Lauderdale auto accident attorney will most likely file a claim to recover compensation from the motorist(s) responsible for the accident. However, if the construction zone crash was caused by inadequate traffic controls, debris on the road, confusing signage or certain other factors, you may be able to pursue a claim for compensation against the construction company and/or the state, city or municipality.Hurt in a Crash in a Construction Zone? Contact a Fort Lauderdale Auto Accident Lawyer
The Hollander Law Firm is committed to helping people who have been hurt in all types of motor vehicle crashes, including accidents that take place in construction zones. If you are a construction worker who was hit by a car, truck, motorcycle or other vehicle traveling through your work zone, or if you are a driver or passenger who was injured in a construction zone accident, we can help. Our auto accident law firm has offices conveniently located in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Call our offices today. (888) 751-7770