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Answering Your Construction Zone Accident Questions

It frequently feels like road construction is one of the four seasons we experience here in Toledo. Not only is it a hassle for motorists, but the construction zones themselves also introduce a number of dangers into the mix for drivers and passengers alike.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a construction zone, you can turn to Williams DeClark Tuschman Co. L.P.A. for help getting the full financial compensation you deserve for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other accident-related damages. We know you have more questions than answers at this point. Continue reading for answers to some questions we routinely hear from construction zone accident victims.

Q: Who is responsible for construction zone accidents?
A: This can be a tricky question, and the answer goes a long way toward determining the direction of your case. Responsibility can fall on negligent drivers who speed or fail to follow the posted signs. If a lack of signs or a poorly setup construction zone leads to a crash, responsibility can fall on the company or government entity responsible for the construction project. One thing remains the same: if you have been injured in a construction zone accident, you can rely on our attorneys to identify all liable parties and pursue the full financial compensation you deserve.

Q: What are the most common examples of driver negligence in construction zones?
A: These accidents share some common causes with other motor vehicle accidents. For example, speeding, reckless driving and the failure to follow posted speed limits are responsible for many construction zone accidents. Other examples of driver negligence or inattentiveness include the failure to avoid cones, potholes and other obstacles, distracted driving, failing to stay in one lane, and failing to follow a posted detour route.

Q: What are the common hazards found in a construction zone?
A: The communication needs to go both ways to keep people safe in construction zones. Unfortunately, construction zones often lack proper signage or cones, and barriers can go missing. Machinery might be left in the way of traffic, lighting could be inadequate, and the surfaces of the temporary roads are often damaged. Any these can contribute to accidents. When two or more contributing factors are combined with a negligent or inattentive driver, it is a recipe for serious injury or death.

Speak To A Proven Attorney About Your Options

You should not be left holding the bag after an accident that occurred through no fault of your own. We can answer your questions, inform you about your options and navigate the legal process for making things right. Call 419-719-5195 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.