Attorneys For Construction Zone Accident Victims
Confusing road signs, multiple lanes of traffic suddenly merging into one, bright lights – construction zones aren’t just dangerous for the workers. Texas is one of the top three states for the most motor vehicle crash fatalities in construction and maintenance work. In 2013, Texas experienced 104 crash fatalities in work zones.
We represent individuals who have been seriously injured in highway construction zones. Each construction project has an established written plan that must be followed by the contractors and subcontractors working on a project. When this construction plan is not followed, construction workers and the drivers are exposed to a high risk of injury.
If you were involved in a car accident at or near a construction zone, we invite you to contact a car accident attorney at Wyatt Law Firm to learn how we can help you.
Wyatt Law Firm provides aggressive representation for people throughout Texas and the nation, including the cities of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo and Corpus Christi.
What causes motor vehicle accidents in construction zones?
The hazardous nature of construction zones mean that there are many different ways car accidents can occur in or near them. Among those causes are:
- Incorrect or improper signage and warnings — Without reasonable warning that you’re approaching road construction, an accident could occur.
- Failure to maintain roads during construction — If a construction company allows cars to travel on an unsafe road and an accident occurs, the construction company could be held responsible.
- Unsafe turns and insufficient speed warnings — When road construction requires vehicles to make sharp turns or navigate around construction, proper signage and barricades are required.
- Failure to protect construction workers — The rules and regulations concerning construction projects are also established to protect the workers who work within construction zones.
These types of car accidents are avoidable. Injured individuals may be able to file claims against the construction company, city, or other entity for failure to maintain a reasonably safe premises.
Construction Site Auto Accidents: Facts & Statistics
The following statistics have been compiled by data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Highway Administration, and the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.
- Fatalities in construction work zones averaged 669 per year from 2007 to 2012.
- Between 2003 and 2013, Texas ranked at the top of the list for construction worker deaths in work zones with 131 fatalities.
- In 2013, 66% of roadway work zone fatal occupational injuries were traffic-related.
- Work zone car accidents account for under 2% of all motor vehicle crashes (U.S., 2010). Out of these accidents, 30% result in injury and 0.6% resulted in fatality.
- 12% of all work zone injuries are caused by transportation incidents
What To Do If It Happened To You
Don’t let construction companies that take shortcuts go unpunished. If you were injured in an accident that occurred in or near a construction zone, we invite you to contact a car accident lawyer at Wyatt Law Firm. We represent accident victims throughout Texas in their most critical moments. Work zone car accidents can be severe and have the potential to change your life forever.
If this happened to you, contact us today for a free review of your case!