Causes of Construction Zone Auto Accidents
Roadwork zones present special hazards to motorists. When safety precautions are ignored, serious accidents can result, one of the most common being rear-end auto accidents. Some of the most common causes of construction zone auto accidents include:
- Improper lane changes
- Disobeying signs and signals
- Lanes not clearly marked
- Improper signage
- Improper placement of barricades and cones
Everyone knows special precaution must be taken in a work zone. Most importantly, drivers are directed to reduce their speed. Signs may warn of doubled fines for speeding in a construction zone. Drivers must also maneuver carefully when lanes merge.
Unfortunately, some frustrated or distracted motorists drive carelessly through these zones. Angered by the delay, other drivers may speed through the work zone and aggressively change lanes, endangering you and your passengers. Added to the surrounding heavy equipment, narrow lanes and visual distractions, careless driving in a construction zone can lead to catastrophic injuries.
Fault in a Construction Zone Auto Accident
This type of accident is typically caused by negligence on the part of other drivers or the construction zone workers.
Distracted drivers or angry drivers are often the cause of these auto accidents. In some cases, the construction workers may be responsible. These workers have a duty to make their work zone as safe as possible, posting appropriate signage and creating lanes. If a worker fails to properly prepare the work site, he or she may be responsible for any auto accidents that result.
If you were involved in an accident, you may be uncertain of the exact cause. Even if it appears the fault lies with another driver, a construction worker may ultimately be responsible, or even the construction company if it has poor hiring practices.
Accident attorney Michael Barszcz and our legal team routinely investigate the causes of our client’s auto accidents, and their resulting injuries. We examine every detail of your case to find out the exact cause of your accident. We believe you deserve compensation for the injury you suffered because of someone else’s actions.
If you live in Orlando, Florida and have been injured in a construction zone auto accident, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a free consultation.