Walking After Dark: The Rights of Pedestrians in Nighttime Car Accidents
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Ohio roads are notorious for being almost constant work zones. These are areas of traffic with construction, maintenance, or utility-related activities. If you’re driving and see signs, barriers, pavement markings, channeling devices and/or work vehicles, you are likely in a work zone.
While driving through a work zone, it’s important to follow the signs, obey the posted speed limit, and only change lanes when traffic conditions and pavement markings permit you to do so. Failing to drive with extra caution while in an Ohio work zone can lead to a serious accident.
As car accident lawyers in Ohio, KNR compiled the recent Ohio work zone crash statistics and were alarmed by the results. If you’ve been injured in a work zone accident in the Buckeye State, consult our experienced work zone accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW today to ensure your rights are protected.
The Ohio Department of Transportation compiled statewide work zone crash statistics for 2007 to 2017. During those 10 years, there were a total of 58,782 work zone accidents. Of the 58,782 crashes, 14,196 resulted in injuries, and 186 led to fatalities.
The most common causes of work zone accidents in Ohio from 2007 to 2017 were:
Surprisingly, the majority of Ohio work zone accidents took place in June, July, August, and September rather than in the colder months when the roads are frequently covered with ice and snow.
Another shocking statistic is that most of the Ohio work zone crashes occurred in daylight, rather than when it was dark outside. These statistics prove just how important it is to drive carefully in work zones, even when it’s light outside, and road conditions are dry.
If you are involved in a work zone accident, there are certain steps you should take to protect your rights including:
If you’ve been hurt in an Ohio work zone accident, it is in your best interest to contact KNR right away. With offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, and all around Ohio, we can investigate your work injury case and help you recover what you deserve. Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW today or online to set up a free consultation. There is no risk in speaking to us because the consult is free and there are no costs to you unless we recover compensation.