We here in New England deal with construction zones as much as just about anywhere in the country. They bring dust and traffic and can be a frustrating hassle when you’re trying to get somewhere. Along with the simple annoyances come more serious threats… Construction Zone Accidents. These zones can be chaotic to navigate, so it should be no surprise that accidents will happen.
As in any other personal injury case, a legal claim involving a construction zone accident must establish that the accident was caused by someone’s negligent or otherwise wrongful conduct. There are many parties that could potentially be liable in a construction site accident, including the construction crew, other drivers, the state agency responsible for the construction site, or even a vehicle manufacturer. Determining who is responsible for an accident often starts with determining how the accident occurred.
Common Causes Of Construction Zone Accidents
Some of the more common causes of construction zone accidents include the following:
What To Do After You’ve Been In A Construction Zone Accident
After a construction accident, victims should record as much information about the accident as they can. If possible, take photographs of the scene of the accident as well as of the immediate aftermath. In addition, make sure to seek medical attention for any injuries that you may have sustained. Finally, it is important for victims to be aware that in most states personal injury claims are subject to a strict statute of limitations, meaning that any delay in filing your claim could jeopardize your ability to recover.
Contact An Attorney
If you’ve been in a Construction Zone Accident don’t hesitate to contact one of our experienced attorneys.