In a construction zone, a car accident can cause serious injury or wrongful death. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident in a work zone, it’s possible a construction company may be responsible for your personal injury and medical bills.
Your work zone car accident claim is important. Read this first to learn about construction zone accidents, then contact the law firm of Florin|Roebig for free consultation.
Car Accident Liability On The Construction Site
The Federal Highway Administration reports there are over 87,000 construction zone accidents each year. A construction zone accident is any car accident, whether single car or multiple, that happens in an area where construction is taking place, often on a road or highway. Although sometimes two construction vehicles on a construction site can collide to cause an accident. That said, when construction workers are working on the side of a road with only warning signs to protect them the potential for a collision could be more deadly than usual.
Construction companies carry liability insurance through their chosen insurance company. Motorists involved in constructions zone car accidents due to road construction and limited signage may be entitled to a construction liability insurance claim.
Remember, the liability of an auto accident could depend on factors like signage, speed limits and road conditions. You need a free case evaluation from Florin Roebig to determine if you have a claim.
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Is The Construction Company Liable?
There are many things to consider when thinking about liability in a construction zone auto accident. For those who have medical bills and associated health problems, loss of work or other issues due to a construction zone accident.
A legal claim against the insurance provider of the construction company, could help buffer the cost to accident victims. When a construction zone car accident leads to wrongful death, other associated costs may include funeral bills and pain and suffering. Here are FAQs to ask yourself when considering liability:
- Were construction vehicles at fault?
- Was the construction work zone appropriately labeled?
- How many motor vehicle accidents have happened at this construction work zone?
- If work zone accidents are prevalent, who has been responsible in the past?
- Is the construction company using subcontractors or direct labor to work in road construction zones?
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Construction Crashes: Types Of Auto Accidents
There are several types of accidents that might occur at a construction site. Here’s a simple breakdown of the kinds of accidents that could leave you wondering if a personal injury or wrongful death in your construction zone accident requires legal action:
In a sideswipe collision, one car impacts another, hitting it on the side when it swerves into a blind spot. Because construction zones frequently have merge lanes, it’s possible that a sideswipe collision could occur in these areas.
Rear End Collision
A rear end collision could happen in a construction zone when cars must stop suddenly to slow down. This is worse when inadequate signage on site fails to prepare even cautious drivers for the bottleneck ahead.
One Car Accident
A one car accident can occur on a construction site pretty easily because these work zones can be tricky for a driver to navigate. Sometimes winding, or with uneven roads, narrow driving arrows and deep holes.
Phantom Driver Accident
A phantom driver accident can occur in a work zone when someone maneuvers out of their lane to avoid a driver recklessly merging into the same lane in a construction work zone. In a phantom driver accident, where no fault driver can be assigned because they left the accident scene, it may be even more necessary to hold the construction company accountable if negligence occurred, to offset the costs of medical bills due to a phantom driver and negligence of the construction company.
Other Impact To Vehicles
A number of obstacles can become impact objects for motorists driving in a construction zone. Vehicle impacts could occur from the dislodge of loads from vehicles or equipment, from signage or traffic cones, from construction vehicles and equipment.
Causes Of Work Zone Accidents
There are a varied many factors that cause work zone accidents. Some of those include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving over speed limit
- Texting while driving
- Inadequate signage
- Other safety standard violations
- Collisions with other vehicles
- Collisions with construction vehicles or objects
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Highway Construction Accident Lawyers: Florin|Roebig
If you’ve been in a car crash and you think you may have a personal injury claim the law office of Florin|Roebig is waiting to hear from you. If you had a car accident in a work zone that left you with property damage, you need legal advice from a personal injury attorney who respects attorney-client relationships.
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