A Construction Zone is a dangerous environment, full of hazards at every turn. Even if a company or contractor does their best to practice proper safety, accidents still happen. These circumstances can lead to car accidents, injuries, and even death.
Causes of Construction Zone Accidents
- Inaccurate or missing signage
- Construction Site Debris
- General Distraction
- Road Damage
Who Is Responsible?
Both public and private construction site hazards can lead to injuries or fatalities. Finding and holding the responsible parties accountable poses unique challenges in each type of construction site.
Holding those responsible for injuries related to private construction sites may require investigation into the different companies contracted to work on the project. Oftentimes sub-contractors are used to complete a specific portion of the project, and each company may have different kinds of insurance with varying amounts of coverage.
If a worker or passerby sues under a negligence theory, they will have to show that the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care, and that this caused the accident in which they were injured or a loved one was killed. Under these circumstances, the victim may be entitled to damages including the cost of medical care, lost income, and other amounts.
Contact An Attorney
If you or a loved one were injured in a construction site related car accident, don’t hesitate to contact one of our experienced attorneys.