Construction Zone Accidents: Who Is at Fault?August 27, 2019
Each year in the U.S., at least 750 people are killed in highway work zone accidents. Since 2003, Texas has held the tragic distinction of having more of these deadly crashes than any other state in the nation.1
Whenever these wrecks happen:
- They can be especially catastrophic, harming the occupants of vehicles and construction zone workers.
- Determining who’s at fault for causing the crash is essential to holding the negligent party accountable and seeking compensation for the injuries and damage victims have suffered.
The following shares more insights about how to make fault determinations in the aftermath of a highway work zone accident. Whenever you need answers specific to your crash, contact the Amaro Law Firm. We’re experienced at representing people injured in these wrecks, and we know how to get them the compensation they deserve.
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Who Is At Fault for My Construction Work Zone Accident?
The circumstances surrounding your crash will be pivotal to determining the at-fault party or parties. Depending on the crash occurred, at-fault parties may include (and may not be limited to):
- Other drivers or roadway travelers
- Parties working at or responsible for the highway work zone
- Vehicle equipment manufacturers.
Here, it’s essential to understand that:
- More than one party can be at fault for a highway work zone accident.
- Victims who may have contributed to the crash may still be entitled to a recovery under Texas law. As long as they are no more than 50% at fault for the accident, they can be entitled to compensation.
How Do I Prove Fault for My Highway Work Zone Crash?
Some details and evidence that can be helpful to establishing fault and proving who’s liable for a construction work zone accident include (and aren’t limited to):
- Photos of the accident scene and wreckage
- Statements from any witnesses to the crash
- Details in the police report
- Debris and tire tread marks at the crash scene
- Highway work zone records.
This is where an attorney can provide crucial help.
A lawyer can be your ally, helping you:
- Identify every party who contributed to your crash
- Collect all evidence that’s necessary to proving liability
- Advocating your rights at every step moving forward
- Working diligently and relentlessly to help you set your case up for success.
Hurt in a Crash? A Houston Car Accident Attorney at the Amaro Law Firm Can Help You
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a highway work zone wreck or any traffic crash, an experienced Houston car accident attorney at the Amaro Law Firm is ready to help you. We can explain your rights, build you the strongest possible claim, and help navigate the road ahead.
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1: According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC)