When you have to navigate through a construction zone, care is required to avoid a motor vehicle accident. Just about every construction zone requires you to slow down. But sometimes, despite your careful driving, you may get involved in a car accident because of another driver's carelessness or because of a construction hazard. To find out if you have a case for your accident injuries, please call The Maurer Law Firm for a free case review at (845) 896-5295.
Causes of Construction Zone Accidents
In a construction zone, care should be exercised by the construction crew and by drivers traveling through the zone. The following factors can contribute to causing an accident in a roadway work site:
- Heavy machinery
- Construction site vehicles
- Narrow lanes
- Lane pattern change
- Inadequate signage
- Worksite debris
- Careless driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
These are just some of the things that can create the conditions that are ripe for a motor vehicle accident to occur.
Fault in Construction Zone Accidents
Your construction zone accident may have been ultimately caused by:
- Other drivers
- Heavy machinery operators
- The construction company responsible for the work zone
Workers who maintain and improve America's roadways are typically hard-working, well-trained people. These men and women have the dangerous job of working in the road while traffic continues to stream through. Nonetheless, it is sometimes a worker's negligence that leads to an auto accident. For instance, a crane operator who is careless for even just a moment could cause a crane collision with a vehicle on the road. In other scenarios, the construction company could be responsible if they did not follow proper safety precautions at the worksite.
Other drivers are commonly a source of the car accidents that arise in construction zones. Failure to follow the posted speed limits, and failure to exercise a little extra caution in these zones, can lead to serious accidents. Even as a careful driver, you could become the victim of one of these accidents because of another driver's actions.
What to do if you were injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident
Attorney Ira Maurer has decades of experience fighting for compensation on behalf of car accident victims in New York. If you seek an injury settlement on your own, you may be denied or offered a low, unfair amount of compensation. Mr. Maurer knows how insurance companies work to resolve claims, and he will work tirelessly to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. You should not have to deal with intimidating insurance company tactics. You should be able to focus on recovering from your injuries.
For a free case review, please call The Maurer Law Firm at (845) 896-5295. Experienced New York accident attorney Ira Maurer serves Fishkill, Poughkeepsie and all of the nearby areas.