There has been a spike in the number of car crashes in the United States over the past several years, and that includes the number of accidents that occur in work zones. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there were 96,626 crashes in work zones in 2015, a 42% increase from 2013 when there were 67,887 crashes.
No matter where your accident occurred, it’s important to understand your legal options moving forward. When you’re a victim in a car crash, there are certain steps you can take with the assistance of an experienced attorney to secure compensation to cover medical expenses and other damages you may have incurred. In certain situations, you may be able to seek additional compensation if your crash occurred in a work zone. Some examples when a construction company could be held liable include:
- When the construction zone is routed in a way that requires oncoming drivers to make dangerous or sudden maneuvers.
- When the construction zone lacks proper warning signs for drivers or pedestrians.
- When the posted detour signs are not clearly or fully visible to oncoming motorists.
- When the warning signs display inaccurate information.
- When the construction equipment, barricades, signs, etc. are placed dangerously close to the moving lanes or when they do not sufficiently protect the construction workers from vehicular traffic
- When the construction equipment restricts the passage of oncoming vehicles.
If you were seriously injured in a car crash on a construction site, you may be able to take your case to court. Our NYC car accident lawyers at the Perecman Firm have spent more than three decades representing injured victims throughout New York, and will use our knowledge and experience to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Give our firm a call at (212) 577-9325 today, or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation.