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Do I need a lawyer after a Construction Zone Accidents

Construction zones are everywhere on the road on a regular basis. Whether you’re about to get a wider lane leading up to your home or office, or a new light is being installed at a busy intersection, construction zones are usually mildly inconvenient in the moment for the greater long-term good. Unfortunately, construction zones also pose a threat to those on the road. Drivers familiar with the area who aren’t aware of construction going on aren’t always paying attention when they go through a construction zone. This sometimes causes accidents to occur, and you might end up a victim of someone else’s negligence or because of the construction zone. When this happens, you might wonder whether you should call an attorney. The answer is yes.

Construction Could Be At Fault

It’s not always clear who is at-fault when a construction zone accident occurs, which is why it’s imperative to seek legal counsel from a personal injury attorney. Every accident is different, but it’s not uncommon for a construction zone to be at-fault for causing your accident. Our job becomes determining what caused the accident, whether you are to blame for it, or whether the construction zone might have led to the accident. Your attorney works to find out if one of the following situations occurred.

1. Unsafe road conditions – sometimes the materials being used for construction leak onto the road and cause it to become unsafe. If these materials cause you to lose control of your car and cause an accident, the construction zone is to blame. This also occurs when a construction zone is not properly lit and drivers can’t see what’s in front of them, which is precious time drivers need to react.
2. Indistinct lane markings – construction zones often cause the lanes on the road to change suddenly, and they are marked to indicate the sudden change and departure from the normal. When lanes change suddenly and without warning, it poses a significant danger to drivers, pedestrians, and even those in the construction zone working to improve the roadway.
3. Unclear road signs – road signs are always common in construction zones. They usually begin in the mile or so leading up to the zone to alert motorists there is construction. The purpose is to ensure drivers have adequate time to become aware of changes in the road ahead and prepare for said changes. When road signs in a construction zone are unclear or absent, accidents can occur.
4. Inefficient traffic control – some construction zones require workers to stand in the road and direct and control traffic. These are called flagmen. Their job is to stop traffic, let it flow when lanes are reduced to one, and keep people safe on the road. When they make a mistake, aren’t paying attention, or don’t follow procedure, it can cause an accident in a construction zone.
5. Inefficient barriers – in many road construction cases, barriers are necessary to keep drivers safe on the road. When these barriers are missing or inadequate, accidents can occur.

While some drivers are the cause of a construction zone accident due to their own negligence, such as speeding and/or not abiding by the laws of the road, many construction zone accidents are to blame on the mistake of construction workers.

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The construction company wants to settle the issue at hand for as little as possible, but you might be entitled to far more than they’re willing to concede. Their insurance company might even deny their fault for your construction zone accident when evidence to the contrary is clear. This is when it’s crucial to have an attorney on your side fighting for your rights. If you allow the construction zone company or their insurance agent to offer you a settlement without fighting for more when they’re to blame, you’re only hurting yourself.

You might have medical bills for months or years to come following an accident of this nature. You might lose out on work because of your injuries. You never know what kind of effect a construction zone accident has on your life, which is why you need to have an attorney on your side fighting for your rights. The law allows you to pursue a bigger settlement, and there’s no reason to forgo doing so when a construction zone caused your accident. You have rights, and an attorney can help you understand your rights.

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