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Legal Help After a Work Zone Crash
Work zone crashes continue to rise in frequency each year. In 2017 alone, 94,000 work zone crashes occurred, 25,000 of which involved significant injuries. While road work plays an important role in advancing the wellbeing of our roadways, traffic pattern changes and other construction-related activities create hazards for drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and workers on the job.
By employing the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you can ensure proper compensation is recovered in the case of a work zone crash.
Common Causes of Work Zone Crashes
Work zones can often lead to reduced visibility because of large construction equipment and signage, together with changing lane markings increase the chances of an accident. Due to this increase in obstacles on the roadway that drivers have to deal with, extra care should be taken when passing through a work zone. Some of the most common causes of work zone related accidents include:
- Improper signage or failure to provide appropriate notice to drivers
- Improper lane closures or failure to close lanes as required by law
- Failure of the at-fault driver to adhere to signage
- Distracted driving or driving while under the influence
- Impaired vision from construction site lighting
Additionally, due to increased obstacles and safety concerns that are known to the construction companies doing the work, there are more specific requirements that must be followed in properly warning drivers of the obstacles they are approaching. These companies must provide the safest route for all drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians through the work zone. We often see corners cut to save time and money, which can lead to catastrophic consequences.
After an accident, it is crucial to contact a personal injury attorney for guidance.
Why You Need an Attorney Experience in Work Zone Crash Cases
If you or a loved one are involved in a work zone crash, it is essential to work with a personal injury lawyer who has a proven track record in dealing with such cases. Work zone crashes are unique, because one or more drivers may be at fault or negligence of the construction company may be to blame. We often see that companies performing the work did not follow the very specific requirements set forth by Florida law, and in doing so created an even more dangerous condition for drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians attempting to navigate through the work zone.
A personal injury attorney experienced in handling work zone crashes will be able to identify and properly pursue all potential failures of the construction company. We will walk you through questions relating to the work zone to see if more could have and should have been done. While it may seem that a crash you were involved in was simply an accident involving two vehicles, it is important to discuss all details of the incident with an experienced personal injury attorney to assess other potential issues that may have created a more dangerous situation, resulting in an accident.
Doing so ensures allows us to investigate the facts to determine fault and navigate the complexities associated with Florida’s work zone laws.
Before Hiring a Work Zone Crashes Attorney, Ask the Following Questions:
- How long have you practiced personal injury law?
- How many work zone crash cases have you taken to trial?
- What results have you obtained in work zone crash cases?
- How many work zone crash cases have you previously handled?
- Do you have the financial resources to go up against large insurance companies, government municipalities or construction companies?
- Are you the attorney who will be working on my case through trial if necessary?
Matthews Injury Law: Specializing in Work Zone Crashes
The persistent team of attorneys at Matthews Injury Law are experienced with the intricacies related to work zone crashes. The lasting effects of a work zone crash can be felt by you and your family for years to come. Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources necessary to take work zone related accident cases to trial, to fight for the justice you deserve.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a work zone injury, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Matthews Injury Law. Choose a time that fits your schedule and set up a free consultation.
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