A Construction Zone can a dangerous environment with many different hazards. Even when a company or contractor does their best to practice proper safety, accidents may still happen. These circumstances can lead to car accidents, catastrophic injuries, and even death.
Causes of Construction Zone Accidents
- Inaccurate or missing signage
- Construction Site Debris
- General Distraction
- Road Damage
Who Is Responsible?
When a construction site hazard leads to an injury or fatality, finding and holding the responsible parties accountable can pose a unique challenge, depending on each type of construction site.
Determining liability for injuries sustained in private construction sites for example, may require investigation into many different companies contracted to work on the project. Sub-contractors are often used to complete specific portions of the project, and each sub-contractor may have different kinds of insurance with varying amounts of coverage.
To prove the claim, the victim 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. We will walk you through the details of your claim and help you to get compensation.
*The above is not to be considered as legal advice. Every case is different and the laws which apply may differ from state to state.
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