Each year, hundreds of road construction workers across the country die in work zones due to construction zone accidents. One of the top causes is drivers who pass on the outside of the construction zone and collide with workers, equipment, or other vehicles. Drivers passing through work zones need to pay attention, follow instructions, and observe the speed limits.
However, construction zones can be dangerous for passersby as well. According to a study conducted by the WorkZoneSafety.org, in 2017 construction zones were the sites of roughly 94,000 vehicular accidents, leading to over 37,000 injuries, not to mention damage to property.
Work zones containing incorrect, improper, or confusing signage; insufficient warnings on lane closures, merges, or shifts; sudden speed changes; missing cones or barrels at key points; dangerously uneven pavement or unblocked, unmarked holes in the road; poor lighting; and construction vehicles entering and exiting the roadway in a reckless manner are a few of the hazards that may lead to accidents.
Road repair/construction is an inevitability. Roadways in a state of disrepair will be a source of danger to motorists so they need repairing. Yet, it needs completion with the highest standards of safety and care in mind. All the situations mentioned before are completely avoidable.
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If you are involved in an accident at a road construction zone, you may file a claim against a worker, the construction company, the city, or other entity involved in the situation. We’re here to help you with any legal needs you might have regarding injuries from the accident.
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