Roadway Construction Accidents
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Some roadways feel like they are perpetually under construction. On these roadways and any others undergoing short-term maintenance and repair work, construction zones can slow traffic down and force drivers into awkward, uncomfortable patterns like having to merge into single lanes and having to follow temporary lines on the road, which can be confusing. Often, lower speed limits are enforced in construction zones to protect motorists and construction workers from harm.
Even with a lowered speed limit, accidents can happen in a construction zone. When they do, motorists and construction workers alike can suffer severe injuries and as a result, face steep financial damages. If you were injured in this type of accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim.
Examples of Roadway Construction Zone Accidents
When driving through a construction zone, a driver can be involved in one or more of the following types of accident:
- A collision with a construction vehicle;
- A collision with a construction worker or a stationary object placed to designate the construction zone, like a traffic cone;
- A side collision with another vehicle merging into a single lane;
- An accident involving a pothole or an uneven area of pavement; and
- A collision with another vehicle that has stopped short to avoid a collision with a person or object in the construction zone.
Collisions in construction zones can be quite severe. Victims can suffer broken bones, soft tissue injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other types of physical injury that can have long-term complications, including permanent disability and death.
Pursuing Compensation for your Damages After a Construction Zone Accident
When you are suffering from an injury sustained in a construction zone accident, you can pursue compensation for your damages by demonstrating how another party’s negligence caused your injury and resulting damages. In a construction zone accident, the negligent party could be another motorist, a construction worker or company, or the government entity charged with maintaining the area of roadway where your accident occurred.
Documents you can use to support your claim by demonstrating how your accident happened and how you were injured include:
- A copy of the official accident report;
- Photographs of the accident scene and your injury;
- Witness testimonies;
- Commentary from your doctor regarding your injury, prognosis, and treatment needs; and
- Any additional documentation you can provide to show how the injury impacted your life, such as testimony from a mental health professional.
Work with an Experienced Nashville Car Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in a construction zone accident, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more about pursuing compensation this way, contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Bednarz & Bednarz today to schedule your initial consultation in our office.