Construction Zone Accidents

Florida personal injury law firm protects the rights of construction accident victims

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, in 2015, there were an estimated 96,626 crashes in construction zones. Highway construction zones present a number of unique hazards to motorists. Driving through the maze of cones and barrels, through lane changes, and following signage is particularly challenging. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction zone accident, you may recover compensation for your injuries. Experienced accident attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP protect the rights of construction accident victims and successfully secure damages for the injuries they sustained.

Construction zone crashes on the rise

Construction zone crashes continued to climb through 2015, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. The Administration reports that in 2015, on average, a construction zone crash took place once every 5.4 minutes. In 2015, 25,485 construction zone accidents involved at least one injured party and 642 of construction zone crashes involved at least one fatality.

Understanding negligence

Negligence is the foundation for all personal injury claims. Accidents of all types happen on a regular basis and sometimes no one is to blame. Other times, a person’s reckless behavior caused the accident. Personal injury law protects those who have been injured due to another’s negligence. Was the construction zone clearly marked with appropriate signage? Was work equipment safely secured? Were workers wearing reflective gear? Was the condition of the road maintained so that cars could pass through the construction zone safely? It is important to discuss these questions with legal counsel to determine whether there was legal negligence. Because, without negligence, there is no claim of personal injury.

Don’t wait to file a personal injury claim

All states have legal deadlines for filing a claim in the civil court system, known as statutes of limitation. In Florida, the statute of limitation for personal injury claims is four years from the date of the accident. If you wait until after this deadline to file your claim, the Florida court will not hear your case and you will be unable to recover any compensation for your injuries.

Injured in a construction zone accident? Let us help

If you have suffered injury in a construction zone accident, you don’t have to suffer alone. Personal injury law protects those that have been hurt due to another person’s negligent behavior, providing compensation for medical expenses and — in some cases — loss of income. Let the experienced personal injury team at Ged Lawyers, LLP help you get the compensation you deserve for your suffering. With skill, dedication, and a proven track record of success, our personal injury attorneys are with you every step of the way. Contact our office today at 844-443-3529 or online to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case.