Montgomery County Road Construction May Result in Serious Car Accidents

May 24, 2018 Car Accidents    Legal Blog    Traffic Accidents    Truck Accidents

Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC

Often, the beginning of summer coincides with the start of road construction. Once the weather warms up, you may start noticing an influx of orange cones lining highways and other streets. Navigating roadways under development can be tricky and often results in an increase in car crashes. If you are a resident in the Dayton area, you will most likely see an uptick in construction and possibly also in vehicle accidents. Those suffering injuries should turn to a Montgomery County car accident lawyer to help them seek damages for their medical bills and any damage to their property.

Our Dayton personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick are available to assist you with your car accident. Call (937) 427-4048 to schedule a free, initial consultation.

Major Areas of Road Construction in Montgomery County

Like many other areas, Montgomery County drivers will have to navigate around construction projects all summer. While the results should provide safer roadways, the current roadwork could make driving dangerous. Current major projects in the Dayton area include:

  • Widening Interstate 70 – Interstate 70 from Dayton to Columbus often gets clogged with traffic, which can cause significant issues. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) plans to widen I-70 to six lanes between the Dayton-Columbus stretch. This increase should eliminate the “bottleneck” problem of traffic piling up in that area.
  • Replacing the Main Street Bridge – Replacing a superstructure bridge like the Main Street Bridge is an involved task that will likely lead to road closures and detours.
  • Replacing the bridge on Interstate 70 at Arlington Road – Like the Main Street project, rebuilding this superstructure bridge located on I-70 could cause a redirection of traffic or lane closures.
  • Resurfacing Interstate 75 from Ohio 725 North to East River Road – Resurfacing roadways may lead to lane redirection or the closure of lanes in some areas.
  • Replacing a bridge deck on Interstate 75 North at the U.S. 35 split – This is an ongoing project and should be continued through summer and hopefully completed by September 2018.

Accidents Related to Construction

Road construction is difficult for drivers because it often requires them to navigate narrowed lanes, follow unfamiliar detours, and make sudden stops. If a driver is not paying attention, they can cause an accident or possibly even strike a construction worker. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation provided data that shows there were nearly 100,000 car accidents in work zones in 2015.

Contact a Montgomery County Car Accident Lawyer to Discuss Your Car Accident

If you were hurt by someone who wasn’t practicing safe driving in a construction zone, you are entitled to seek damages for your injuries. Additionally, a construction worker who was hit by a vehicle may be permitted to file a third-party lawsuit against the driver for their injuries, even if they receive workers’ compensation benefits from their employer.

To discuss your case, you should call a car accident lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick today. Our Montgomery County car accident lawyers can review your matter and help you decide how to proceed. To schedule a no-cost, initial overview of your case, contact (937) 427-4048.

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