Construction Zone/Highway Accidents
Sometimes it seems like you can’t drive anywhere without encountering road construction. On highways, urban settings and in rural areas alike, you are subject to the delays and inconvenience of new construction and repair work being performed on roadways. Driving can be challenging enough without the addition of a construction zone. It’s really no surprise that there are a significant number of accidents that occur in and around road construction zones.
There are many contributing factors and issues related to any automobile accident. Add the ingredients that come with a construction zone and it can be very difficult to sort out who is responsible and should pay for the injury and damages. At the law firm of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter, our auto accident attorneys help people just like you every day to sort through the confusing details. The research that we perform on your behalf is essential to making sure that you receive the compensation you deserve after an accident.
Factors Unique to Construction Zone Accidents
- Cones, signs & flags – The workers that place the cones and signs and the flag persons are an essential part of the safety responsibility of a construction company. If the traffic controls are not properly deployed the company can be found liable for damages.
- Other drivers not observing construction zones – Most municipalities impose additional fines for ignoring construction zone safety. The signs that say things like “fines doubled” are there to reinforce the increased potential for accidents in a construction zone.
- Construction workers close to or in the lanes of travel – In a hazardous profession and dangerous work environment construction worker’s workplace accidents can easily impact others around them including in vehicles passing by.
If you’ve been in an accident in a construction zone it probably happened so fast that you may not be able to identify who is responsible. The construction zones are constantly changing; cones are moved and lanes shifted. Because of that, it’s important to have someone qualified investigate the circumstances of the accident as soon as possible and document the conditions at the time of the accident.
At the Orlando personal injury law firm of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter we want to make it easy for you to get the help you need. It only takes a little information to initiate a free case evaluation. To get our legal team started with what needs done to investigate and document your case to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve please contact our team of auto accident attorneys today.