Car Accidents And Construction Site Negligence
Construction on highways and other roads is a part of everyday life and necessary for maintaining safe roadways and city expansion. But although construction projects have a lot of benefits, they are also responsible for causing many car accidents when crews and managers act negligently. When these workers do not maintain a safe environment, they can put motorists at risk of injury.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident caused by construction crew’s negligence, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To discuss your legal options with a qualified attorney, contact the car accident attorneys at Morris James to schedule a free consultation.
Construction Site Safety Issues
Construction sites often require workers to close down lanes of traffic, to route cars on detours, or to reduce lane widths to accommodate the workers and machinery significantly. When this happens, they must ensure that they provide proper warnings so drivers can avoid an accident. Some causes of accidents that are attributable to construction crew negligence include:
- Equipment or debris left in the road or too close to the road
- Inadequate lighting at night
- No fences blocking off the construction site
- Lanes poorly marked
- Lack of warning signs or speed limit reduction signs
You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other damages if you have been in a car crash due to a construction crew’s negligence. Contact the dedicated and tenacious lawyers with Morris James for help holding these negligent parties accountable.