Construction Site Accidents
Construction projects seem like they may last forever and most of us consider them a major headache when we are driving. Construction zones can be more than a headache though because since the roads are being repaired or worked on, they are often not the safest to drive on. Construction companies, governments, and even construction workers try to take the necessary precautions such as providing signs notifying you of the construction or lowering the speed at which you should travel during these zones but accidents can and still do occur. They can result in serious and even life-threatening injuries. If you have been injured in a construction zone car accident, then you need to speak to one of the Construction Zone lawyers at the Higgins Firm. We will review your case and get you any compensation that may be rightfully yours for any suffering and pain that you have had to deal with.How likely is it that a construction accident will occur
According to reports conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Highway Administration, and the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse there was an estimated six hundred and sixty-nine construction related car accident deaths between 2007 and 2012. In 2013, an estimated sixty-six percent of construction related work injuries that resulting in death were linked to car accidents. Finally, approximately twelve percent of construction site injuries are caused by a vehicle accident.What are the main reasons construction zone accidents happen?
Construction zones typically involve many different tasks happening all at once. This can lead to confusion not only for drivers but for the workers as well. This may make it harder to determine who is responsible for the accident in the first place. That is why it is important to figure out what the reason was for the accident. Some of the main reasons construction zone accidents may happen include:
- holes in the road
- construction zones that are poorly or improperly marked
- if a driver does not know the proper speed limit this can cause an accident
- equipment that is not working properly in a construction zone
- Dirt, dust, equipment or tools in the middle of the road during construction
- roads that are not properly labeled
- workers being in the road
There are many people that can be responsible for a construction related accident or injury. These parties can include construction workers, construction companies as well state, federal or county governments. Since there are so many people involved in these types of accidents, a certain amount of proof needs to be gathered to prove that neglect on someone's part was the reason for the accident or injury. A large amount of time may be required to gather the needed evidence such as pictures, medical reports, witness statements, and statements from experts. If you have a construction zone and personal injury lawyer with the Higgins Firm help you with your case, we have the resources and knowledge needed to gather this information as quickly as possible. We also have the experience needed to know what questions to ask to help your case. We care about you and your case and we will help to make this process as smooth as possible for you. We will also see to it that you get any compensation you may be entitled to for your medical expenses, any loss of income and any pain and suffering you have had to go through because of your injuries.
Please contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your legal options.