Do I Need A Lawyer After A Construction Zone Accident?
We are all familiar with the signs that read “Fines Are Doubled in Construction Zones”. This is the result of California Vehicle Code 42010 which gives construction zones and the Department of Transportation the power to enhance fines. This is so that drivers are deterred from driving at unsafe speeds and breaking any vehicle codes while driving through construction zones. National statistics show that at least 4,700 Americans (more than two a day) are injured in highway construction zones in the last five years and approximately one work zone fatality occurs every 13 minutes.
If you’ve been a victim of an unsafe construction zone accident, you don’t have to fight it alone. Because of the vulnerability of drivers and workers within construction zones, the stakes are often higher and the law is tough. Fortunately, LA Jewish Lawyer has a network of highly qualified and experienced personal injury and car accident attorneys ready to help! Just call 855 977 1212 for a Free Consultation directly with an attorney!
As with most legal issues, prevention is the best way to protect yourself against a construction zone accident. In these types of accidents negligence is often the cause of traffic-related injury or death. Drivers often speed through construction zones, fail to follow construction zones directions, drive distracted with an electronic device such as a phone, drive under the influence, or drive in closed lanes. On the other hand, construction zones can sometimes fail to provide reasonable protection for drivers and themselves. At times traffic may be redirected improperly. They may also neglect posting necessary signs or cones for closures, obstacles and machinery. Other times they may leave heavy machinery or tools in the way of traffic or even accidentally drop equipment into moving traffic from above.
Unfortunately, construction zones will continue to occur as they are also necessary to keep roads safe from aging infrastructure, potholes and outdated traffic accommodations. At the same time, it is especially challenging for authorities to keep drivers and workers safe as roads are being updated across the country in construction zones. Keep in mind that construction zones accidents can be deadly and a headache to deal with after they occur. Next time you are in a construction zone, reduce your speed, follow all instructions carefully, watch for closed lanes and vehicles changing lanes at the last minute. If you’re still involved in a construction zone accident, know that you don’t have to go at it alone. An experienced top attorney from the LA Jewish lawyer network is ready to handle your case while you recover from your injuries. Luckily, LA Jewish Lawyer has a network of courtroom experienced top Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers and Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys that are ready to fight for you. Call 855 977 1212 for a Free Consultation with an attorney!
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