Road construction sites have been a common sight for drivers in the last few years. Heavier traffic, severe weather events and a decaying infrastructure have forced state and local governments to invest in much-needed road repairs. However, the growth in these sites has also led to an increase in construction zone injury cases involving roadside workers. Drivers who fail to follow safety procedures in these areas can be targeted for a construction zone injury lawsuit by injured workers and their families.
Construction sites can be dangerous. Whenever construction site accidents happen, here’s who may be liable and what victims can do to protect their rights and recover.
Numerous variables come into play when workers suffer a construction zone injury. Traffic flow, safety signs, and the presence of law enforcement can all factor into a construction zone injury accident. Many construction zone injury accident cases involve other violations, including:
Inadequate warning signs
Lack of lighting
Lack of safety barriers
Poor traffic management
Types of Construction Zone Injury
A report from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (https://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/wz/resources/facts_stats/injuries_fatalities.htm) showed that a road construction zone injury occurs more than 100 times a day, or once every 15 minutes. The report analyzed the sources of construction zone injury, which included:
Slips and falls
Exposure to harmful chemicals
Blunt force trauma from heavy objects
Workers suffered from a wide range of injuries, including:
Internal organ damage
Fatal Construction Zone Injury Cases
A report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health examined the rising problem of fatal construction zone injury cases. The report showed that an average of 113 fatal construction zone injury accidents occurred each year from 2008 to 2013. From 2003 through 2013, Texas had 131 construction zone deaths, the most of any state. In 2013, more than 45 percent of all construction zone deaths involved a vehicle striking a pedestrian worker.
Qualifying for a Construction Zone Injury Lawsuit
Workers who have been injured at a road or bridge construction site can contact the Amaro Law Firm to find out if they qualify for a construction zone injury lawsuit. Our attorneys will discuss how the construction zone injury occurred, the extent of the injury, and any circumstances surrounding the accident. We will develop a legal strategy that will allow our clients to receive financial compensation and recover from their injuries.
Awards from Construction Zone Injury Lawsuits
The legal team at the Amaro Law Firm has worked on numerous construction zone injury cases. We strive to get the highest available compensation for our clients who have suffered from a construction zone injury. The compensation awards can cover expenses such as:
Lost future earnings
Future medical costs
Pain and suffering
… and much more.
Know Your Rights in an Construction Zone Injury Lawsuit
To find out how we can help you with a construction zone injury lawsuit, contact us today at 877-892-2797. Our friendly staff will ask a few questions about your case and connect you to a construction zone injury lawsuit attorney. You can also fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form at the top of this page.