Roadway Construction Accidents
Workers, drivers, passengers, and anyone else who is injured in a roadway construction accident should schedule a consultation with a skilled Edinburg roadway construction accident lawyer for aggressive representation.
Regardless of the time of year, if you drive through Edinburg or other parts of Texas, you are likely to see ongoing roadside construction projects on I-69C and other roads in the state. While these construction projects may be necessary in the long-term, there is no doubt that they can be frustrating and confusing for drivers who are attempting to navigate the way to their destination, and that they often put both construction site workers and others on the road at risk.
If you have been in a roadside construction accident, our roadway construction accident lawyer at the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C. can help. Call today to schedule your free consultation and get started.
Who is Injured in Roadway Construction Accidents?
Data compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Work Zone Management Program shows that roadside construction accidents have many victims. In recent years, there have been hundreds of roadside construction accident-related deaths per year. Victims include:
● Drivers and passengers of passenger cars;
● Pedestrians and bicyclists;
● Construction workers at the site; and
● Others, including occupants of a non-motor vehicle transport device and persons on personal conveyances.
What Causes Roadside Construction Accidents?
Numerous factors contribute to roadside construction accidents, including:
● Increased congestion and traffic;
● Missing or confusing signage;
● Dangerous road conditions;
● Distracted driving;
● Aggressive driving; and
Most roadside construction accidents are completely preventable.
Who is Liable for a Roadway Construction Accident?
Liability for a roadway construction accident can be complicated for numerous reasons. For one, if a worker is injured, he or she may be limited in recovery options. Workers’ compensation insurance provides employer immunity, which means that while an injured worker can receive compensation without having to prove fault, he or she cannot file a lawsuit against the employer.
An employee who is injured at a construction site can, however, bring forth a third-party liability claim against a negligent third party. So, if a construction worker is injured due to the negligence of a speeding driver, the construction worker could file a claim against that driver.
Similarly, a driver who is injured by the negligence of a construction worker could file a claim against the worker’s employer.
By investigating your case, our Edinburg roadway construction accident lawyer can determine who is to blame for your injuries and who should be held liable for harm you have suffered.
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Roadway construction accidents can result in severe injuries, including broken bones, back and neck injuries, brain injuries, internal injuries, and more. To help you cover the costs of these injuries, as well as other losses you have suffered, filing a personal injury claim may be advantageous. To learn more about the process and how working with an experienced lawyer can improve the chances of your claim’s success, please call the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C. today or send us a message requesting a free consultation.