Accidents occur in construction zones regularly. Unfortunately, construction work on or near the roadway can lead to significant confusion, bottlenecked traffic, closed-off lanes, reduced speed limits and more. Not only is this dangerous under ideal conditions, but construction work zone accidents are much more likely to occur when there are negligent or careless drivers on the roadway. Additionally, there are times when these incidents are caused by the negligence of a road construction company or governmental agency responsible for the site. Here, we want to discuss steps that you can take in the event you are involved in a construction zone car accident in Texas.
If you have been involved in a construction zone crash in Texas, you should take the following steps to ensure that your rights are protected:
There may be various parties that could be held liable in the aftermath of a Texas construction zone accident. This could include other drivers on the roadway, construction companies, contractors or subcontractors, government agencies, etc. Construction companies or governmental agencies may be liable in the event:
According to data available from the Texas Department of Transportation, there were more than 26,000 total crashes reported in work zones throughout the state during the latest year. Out of these incidents, there were:
If you or a close loved one has been injured as a result of construction zone car accidents in Texas caused by the careless or negligent actions of another party, seek legal advice and assistance from our law office immediately. The accident attorneys at our law firm will work to fully investigate your case in order to secure maximum compensation for your personal injury claim during a free consultation.