Car accidents and Construction Areas: Safety Tips for all

Oct 30, 2020

Unfortunately, there are a number of accidents that occur in construction areas. Even in places where there may be a disruption to traffic, everyone is still expected to follow all posted signs and warnings to keep everyone safe. When someone is negligent and causes an accident that leads to injury, they must be held responsible. If you are injured, you need an attorney who specializes in personal injury construction accidents. A Brighton Beach personal injury attorney will go through the details of your case and help you to prove that the driver should be held accountable for your injuries.

Reasons Construction/Vehicle Accidents Occur

There are a number of factors involved when an accident occurs in a construction zone. Despite these reasons, it is still the duty of the drivers to exercise even more caution when passing through these areas. Some of the related factors include:

Flow of traffic changes. This can include lanes being decreased, lanes being moved to the shoulder, or cars taking turns on one lane.

Construction equipment. Road construction usually requires the presence of equipment including large trucks that transport materials, barrels and cones, and other various tools. These items can sometimes block the street or cause drivers to have to slowly pass them.

Construction workers. Workers often have to be close to where traffic runs in order to complete the construction project.

Ways to Be Safe In Construction Zones

There are ways to be safe in areas with construction to protect drivers as well as workers. These include minimizing distractions while driving, driving slowly and allowing space between cars, and by obeying all posted signs and warnings.

A Brighton Beach personal injury lawyer will represent you if you have been injured by a careless driver by explaining the facts of the case and proving how the driver was at fault.

The Levitsky Law Firm can answer all of your questions related to your case. Contact our office for a consultation.