15 Jul Car Accidents in Construction Zones
While car accidents can occur at any point on the roadways – even within a few miles of your home, when roads are being repaired or other construction is happening on them, the risk of getting into car accidents can increase, particularly with newer drivers who may not know how to properly navigate in these situations. Some specific examples of factors that can increase the chances of construction zone accidents include (but are not limited to):
- Poorly marked detour routes (which can cause vehicles to veer off the road and crash into fixed objects, like medians or traffic signals)
- Construction equipment or other debris being in the roadway (which can increase the likelihood of both collisions with construction equipment or vehicle equipment failure, such as tire blowouts, due to hitting errant debris in the road)
- Lack of shoulders for vehicles to pull off into (which can increase the likelihood that broken down vehicles are hit by other cars)
When construction zone car wrecks occur, injured parties may be able to collect compensation for their injuries and medical bills, car repair bills, lost wages and mental anguish if any of the following contributed to the accident:
- The construction company failed to properly set up the construction zone according to Arizona regulations.
- The engineer or construction supervisor failed to obtain the proper permits prior to initiating construction.
- The city or county responsible for hiring the construction company failed to perform the necessary background checks prior to allowing that company to start work on the roadway.
Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers
If you were injured in a car accident and suspect that another party’s negligence or recklessness may be to blame, the Phoenix car accident lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. We have extensive experience representing clients both inside and outside of the courtroom against both defense attorneys and insurance company agents alike.
Our attorneys will fight to protect our clients’ rights, ensuring they obtain the compensation they deserve. Because we accept cases on a contingency basis, you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. To learn more about your legal rights and receive a free initial consult, contact us today by calling (602) 240-5525.