Road Construction Hazards
Road traffic can be dangerous enough on its own without the added hazard of road obstacles, detours, and lane closures. While road construction is necessary and can improve road conditions for the long term, it can also create temporary hazards that increase the risk of an accident. Construction companies who conduct road projects have a responsibility to properly warn and redirect traffic around construction zones. When construction crews fail to provide a safe driving environment for motorists, they may be held liable for any accidents that result.
Construction Accident Risks
There are many temporary changes to roads in construction zones that can catch drivers off guard if they are not properly notified. Some of the common causes of accidents around construction zones are:
- Poorly marked construction zones
- Inadequate warning to slow down or change lanes
- Poorly lit construction areas and detours
- Miscommunication between workers directing traffic
- Construction vehicles or debris interfering with traffic
While some accidents around construction zones are caused by inattentive or reckless drivers, in other cases the construction crews are at fault for not properly informing drivers of hazards or changes up ahead. When a company fails to safely reroute traffic or appropriately separate construction crews from open lanes, severe collisions can occur. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident caused by a road construction hazard, the company may be liable and you may be entitled to compensation for injuries and damages.
A car accident caused by road construction obstacles or miscommunication can be devastating for everyone involved. For sound legal advice and assistance with initiating a personal injury lawsuit for compensation, contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874