Construction Work Zone Accidents And Personal Injury Law
Anyone driving regularly during the summer months notices the increase in road construction. Work zones can be incredibly dangerous, as they may be filled with heavy equipment, have construction workers on their feet in congested traffic, and drivers may be confused on how to navigate detours and unexpected lane mergers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are thousands of work zone accidents every year.
When roads are being repaired, refurbished or repaved, extra driving care is needed. If you were injured because another was negligent, talk to a Bucks County car accident lawyer.
Unsafe Conditions and Other Causes of Work Zone Accidents
Just as speeding and distracted driving are factors that can lead to car accidents in neighborhoods, bad driving habits can lead to work zone accidents in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
It is common for speed limits to be reduced in work zones. This is done to keep drivers, pedestrians, and workers safe. Violations for speeding in a work zone can be high. It is essential drivers slow down in order to navigate complex work zones, which could include workers directing traffic with flags and the need to make lane changes.
Distracted drivers are also an issue and can create dangers on roadways. This is true in work zones as well. If a person is being directed in one direction and fails to see the signals because they are looking at their cell phone, the results can be disastrous. It is always important that a driver pay attention to their surroundings. In work zone construction areas there can be unexpected changes in traffic flow, if a driver is distracted they will not adjust their driving accordingly.
Of course, there are also instances when the danger is caused by the construction zone itself. Drivers are accustomed to being guided through work areas with traffic cones. If the appropriate barriers and safety measures have not been established, it is easy for a driver to become confused and go in the wrong direction. When signs and signals are not guiding traffic through the area, the work zone is potentially unsafe.
Connect with a Pennsylvania Construction Accident Lawyer Today
When car accidents occur, there can be effects felt in your day-to-day life for months or years following the event. Injuries can be slow to heal and have lifelong consequences. You do not have to suffer alone, legal professionals can help. Talk to a Bucks County car accident lawyer to determine what steps need to be taken in order to recover a full and fair amount.
Have you been involved in a Pennsylvania construction zone accident? You may have a right to financial compensation if the accident was caused by another’s negligence. Contact a member of the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. Our attorneys know how to secure the maximum settlement amount possible. Accidents happen every day. When they happen to you, it is essential you have a lawyer fighting for your rights. Reach out today, call 215-968-6602.