Road construction projects seem to go hand-in-hand in summer. While these construction projects can be common, the accidents there can be deadly. Hundreds of people lose their lives in construction zone accidents every year. Who is to blame?
Who is liable when you are injured?
Liability is a common legal term that refers to the person or party who is responsible for doing something wrong or failing to do something right. There are two common sources of liability in construction zone accidents: the construction company and other drivers. The company may be responsible because it failed to place the proper warnings about the construction, neglected to establish proper safety precautions, or a worker’s actions caused the accident to take place.
Another driver can be responsible for causing an accident if they were driving recklessly, either on purpose or due to neglect. Examples of this kind of dangerous driving include speeding through construction zones, failing to stop in time, or ignoring the driving instructions in the construction zone. If you are a victim of an accident caused by someone else, you have the right to hold them responsible.
Holding responsible parties accountable
It can be hard to juggle your health while also trying to hold someone accountable for your injuries and their costs. Instead of taking everything on by yourself, let a lawyer handle your claim. They can review your case, determine who is liable and work to maximize the compensation you receive.
There are many causes of construction zone injuries, and anyone around you could be liable for your accident. The best way to avoid these injuries is to keep a sharp eye out for possible dangers, slow down and take your time to get through the construction zone.