Improving a city always means construction, and work zones can be hazardous for workers and drivers a like. Thousands of people are injured and even killed in work zone crashes. It’s a dangerous location that requires drivers to pay attention and be alert to their surroundings. But if a construction zone isn’t being safely maintained, you could be hurt. And if you are, Hinkle Law Offices, LLC., can help.
Construction zones mean changes in traffic paths; familiar roads become mazes where drivers have to look for new lane changes, speed limit adjustments and obstacles. Many drivers drive on auto-pilot, watching for sudden changes but they may react too late. If a driver is distracted by their cell phone or drowsy, the chances of an accident increase in a work zone.
Rear-ending is one of the most common types of accidents in work zones as drivers may not watch the cars ahead of them very carefully or may be following closer than legally allowed. A rear-end accident can leave people seriously or even permanently injured as well as damage the vehicle, making it dangerous to even drive home.
If you’ve been in an accident in a construction zone, Hinkle Law Offices, LLC. can help. We’ll work with you to determine if the other driver was solely at fault or if the construction company responsible for the work zone also failed in upholding their safety regulations. You shouldn’t have to deal with the financial burdens of injury and car repair when you’re not at fault. Contact us today and we’ll help you avoid paying for someone else’s mistake.