Road construction accidents are pretty much a given with road construction. You can’t drive far before finding construction projects across Louisiana. We are all familiar with road construction that drags on for months. Sometimes, they sit half-finished for years.
Wrecks are more likely with inaccurate or missing signs, debris, and distraction. These dangerous circumstances often lead to very serious accidents. The site itself leads to hazardous conditions. Also, road construction is dangerous for those working on-site. Pedestrians are also vulnerable when they navigate these sites.
In 2014, there were 669 fatalities and 47,758 injuries. All from auto accidents in construction zones. These accidents occur for many reasons, some causes include:
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Accidents also result in injuries to construction workers on the sites. In fact, they account for 3% of all workplace fatalities and about 20,000 injuries each year. Primary causes were:
If you were in a construction zone accident, you need an attorney. Road construction accidents can need expensive, long-term care and cause lost wages. Our personal injury attorneys work to help you. We will hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and harm. Your initial personal injury evaluation is free. If we accept your case, our attorney’s work on a contingent fee basis. Call The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess!