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What may have caused your construction car accident? - jardine
Whether you are a pedestrian, driver or worker at a construction site, depending on the gravity of your injuries, you will need prompt medical attention and the legal assistance of an experienced Farmington car accident lawyer.
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What may have caused your construction car accident?
Posted On Aug, 25, 2017 By jardinelawoffices

Nothing more frustrating than driving to work and being delayed by a construction site.  While construction projects are very necessary to improve the quality of our roads, construction companies don’t always adhere to the required guidelines and protocols. Victims of construction site car accidents tend to experience a lot of pressure from insurance companies, and other parties involved in their case. Whatever you do, don’t sign any documents before talking to a Farmington Car Accidents Lawyer.  Legal problems related to Injuries from construction sites can be difficult to handle on your own. The main issue is figuring out who is at fault and have them compensate you for all the losses and injuries sustained in the vehicle accident.

According to statistics, some of the most common categories of construction site accidents include:

  • Rear-end crashes
  • Fixed object collisions
  • Unsafe lane change
  • Sideswipe accidents

About 30% of construction site vehicle accidents involve injuries and almost 70% will cause property damage. The two common factors for these collisions include speeding, DUI and not wearing seatbelts. Other common causes are:

  • Distracted driving
  • Construction and road debris
  • Broken or misplaced barricades
  • Reckless driving
  • Broken or misplaced signs
  • Lack of visibility
  • Frequent detours
  • Distracted flag personnel
  • Negligence by construction workers

When construction workers are injured

It’s very possible construction workers will get hit by a car in a construction site. These workers are constantly exposed to so many dangers in the road. They also have to deal with unpredictable weather and complicated heavy equipment. Besides all these dangers, they also have to handle bad drivers. Construction workers face the same injuries as pedestrians and sometimes they are killed by negligent drivers in a construction work zone.  Although these workers may not be able to sue their employer, they can sue the reckless driver and obtain compensation.

Unsafe construction zone

Areas that are under construction are safe when government agencies, contractors, and any other party involved in the construction project make them easy to navigate. It’s required by law that these entities, whether governmental or private,  should adhere to the established safety codes. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by inappropriate signage, you should contact an attorney in your area and explore your legal possibilities. Sometimes work zones are unsafe and difficult to get around. Your attorney will be able to tell you if you have a case or not. You may need extra investigative efforts in order to determine what exactly happened in the construction site.

Some possible injuries

Depending on the circumstances of the accident, victims of construction car accidents can sustain a variety of injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Injuries of the spinal cord
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Psychological injuries

How a Layton car accident lawyer can help

Whether you are a pedestrian, driver or worker at a construction site, depending on the gravity of your injuries, you will need prompt medical attention and the the legal assistance of an experienced Farmington car accident lawyer.