Dangers of Highway Work Zones

Aug 18, 2017 Car Accidents

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

Regardless of where or how often you drive, it is hard to avoid construction while on the road. Unless it is in the dead of winter in Ohio, you are likely to drive through at least one work zone on the way to your destination. This unfortunately puts you at a higher risk of being involved in a crash. Highway work zones can be dangerous due to the work going on, and also because of how other motorists choose to drive.

If you were injured in an accident in a highway work zone, contact our Ohio car accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick at 1-800-HURT-NOW. We will help you investigate why the crash happened and gather evidence of the other drivers’ or workers’ negligence. This will enable us to pursue compensation for your injuries.

Dangers of Highway Work Zones

Vehicle collisions and other types of accidents are frequent in highway work zones. Unfortunately, it is often drivers’ fault. Motorists tend to not be as cautious as they should be in construction areas. They disobey laws that are intended to keep them safe. However, not all highway work zone accidents are motorists’ fault. There are times when workers are careless and cause accidents.

Some of the most common hazards of highway work zones include:

  • Construction debris in the road
  • Uneven roadways or shoulders
  • Workers on, near, or too close to the road
  • Construction vehicles that come onto or near the road
  • Traffic congestions due to reduced lanes
  • Personnel working at night without reflective gear
  • Inadequate signs or warnings
  • Construction equipment on or near the road

The way in which workers and drivers handle these dangers leads to accidents. If workers do nothing to prevent these hazards, then their carelessness will likely lead to an accident. Drivers who ignore the possibility of these risks increase the likelihood of crashes in highway work zones.

Recovering Compensation After a Highway Work Zone Crash

If you were injured in a highway work zone accident, contact our Ohio car accident lawyers today. Whatever the circumstances of your accident are, we are here to conduct an in-depth investigation into the crash. We will pursue evidence of what happened, including:

  • Police reports, including whether a driver received a ticket or was charged with a crime
  • Construction company records, including any regulatory violations at that work zone
  • Eye witness statements
  • Photos and video of the aftermath of the crash
  • Videos of the crash
  • Expert witness opinions, including an accident re-constructionist

Once we have evidence of who caused the accident and why, we will move forward with a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. During this claim, we will use evidence to prove the other party’s negligence. This may entitle you to compensation for your: medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.

Contact Our Ohio Car Accident Lawyers Today

If you were injured in a highway construction zone accident, don’t hesitate to seek legal advice from our experienced personal injury attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. With decades of experience, we are prepared to help you with your case regardless of who caused the accident. We are well-versed in dealing with insurance claims, and are ready to take your claim through court. We will fight to obtain the maximum compensation possible for you under the law.

To learn more about how we can help after a work zone accident, call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW to schedule an initial consultation.