Confusing Construction Zones Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries and Wrongful Deaths
While any construction zone can result in an accident, those that are confusing or poorly designed are much more likely to result in serious injuries and wrongful deaths. Such situations may also give victims and their families grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Learn more about what might constitute negligence in a construction zone, and how you can ensure your rights are protected during the claims process for an accident that resulted in catastrophic injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one.Construction Negligence - What is it and Why Does it Matter?
Construction is a necessary evil. It ensures our roads stay safe for travel, yet they are also dangerous for everyone involved. This is why there are regulations and standards to which construction companies must adhere. They must provide adequate warning when a lane is closing, when the surface of the road changes, or if there are hazards up ahead. Further, these warnings must be easily read and clearly visible. Lane width, the angle of curves, and other aspects of a construction zone are also regulated by specific safety guidelines.
Failure to follow any of these guidelines and regulations can be considered an act of negligence because it places the safety and lives of the general public at risk. In such instances, victims have the right to pursue compensation from the company or entity responsible for the area in which the accident occurred. Unfortunately, this process is not as simple and straightforward as it should be. As a result, victims and their families may be further victimized by the process.Pursuing Compensation for a Construction Zone Accident
Undoubtedly, there may be many contributing factors in a construction zone accident. Some may even be attributed to the injured or wrongfully killed driver. Insurance companies, claims adjusters, and attorneys often use these factors to reduce the payout to victims and their families. They might even attempt to eliminate their liability altogether by minimizing the injury or death of the victim. As such, victims and their families should always seek assistance from an experienced attorney when pursuing compensation for a construction accident death or injury.
At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, we recognize the pain and loss your family has felt. Skilled advocates who are committed to protecting the rights of accident victims, we will fight to protect your right to compensation. Get the representation that you and your family deserve. Schedule a consultation with our San Jose construction accident lawyers by calling (408) 289-1417 today.Sources