Buffalo, New York, Car Accidents Caused By Construction Zone Negligence
Jed Dietrich, Esq., and His Team of Elite Buffalo Car Accident Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Will Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Your Buffalo, New York Construction Zone Negligence Car Accident Case.
Construction zones pepper the roadways of Western New York, especially in the summer. While construction crews work diligently to maintain our roads, repair damages, and improve travel, these construction zones can sometimes pose a risk to drivers and passengers. The negligent, careless, and reckless behavior of construction companies and their employees can cause accidents that lead to serious injuries or even death.
If you, or a loved one, were injured in a car accident caused by construction negligence, you might be entitled to compensation. Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as New York Super Lawyer, and his team of Buffalo, New York construction negligence accident attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have a track record of success in personal injury car accident cases. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today for help with your construction zone negligence case. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week by calling (716) 839-3939 or by going online.Construction Zone Negligence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 773 deaths occur each year as a result of construction zone car accidents. In some instances, work zone accidents occur when a motorist fails to adhere to work zone speed limits or follow the signage instructions or the directions of construction workers on the road. In other instances, however, the accidents result from negligent conduct on the part of the construction company and its employees. Construction companies are required to take specific steps to prevent accidents in construction zones. They must:
- Display the appropriate warning signage in a clear and legible manner;
- Display any necessary detour signage clearly and legibly;
- Ensure all warning and detour signage is entirely accurate;
- Ensure the designated driving path is clearly marked and safely planned out;
- Ensure the designated driving path remains free of debris, equipment, construction vehicles, and construction personnel;
- Ensure that they only make changes to the traffic pattern if it is essential;
- Utilize proper safety procedures, such as equipping workers with high visibility clothing; and
- Close the road entirely if there is no safe driving path.
Failure to take any of these actions could force a driver to make unsafe decisions, such as quickly swerving or braking to avoid an unexpected hazard or following a poorly marked path. Failure to take these actions can easily result in a car accident that might cause serious personal injuries.
Following a car accident in a construction zone, law enforcement will investigate the crash to determine the cause of the accident. In order for a construction zone accident to be the fault of the construction company, law enforcement will have to rule out the liability of the driver. If a driver was speeding or texting, the accident would likely be deemed the driver’s fault. However, suppose law enforcement determines that the driver was not at fault but that the construction company failed to keep the work zone reasonably safe. In that case, the construction company would be deemed liable for the accident.
Were you, or a loved one, seriously injured in a car accident in a construction zone? Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today. Our team of Buffalo, New York construction zone car accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York. We will fight diligently to get your family the compensation and peace of mind you deserve. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at (716) 839-3939 today, and let us begin the fight for you!
HAVE YOU SUFFERED A SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
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If your construction zone car accident was the fault of the construction company, you might be entitled to compensation for short and long-term medical care, such as emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, and physical therapy. You might also be entitled to compensation for lost wages due to missed work and pain and suffering. In most cases, a construction company will have significant insurance coverage to handle these costs. However, their insurance company will likely attempt to pay you and your family the lowest possible amount to compensate you for any injuries sustained. It is important to seek out an experienced and dedicated Buffalo car accident lawyer to fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is highly experienced in car accident injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of Buffalo car accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have the experience necessary to help your family with your construction zone negligence car accident case. If you are uncertain about who is liable in your construction zone negligence personal injury case, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today. Our team of aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking Buffalo car accident lawyers will be happy to provide you with a FREE consultation on your case. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at (716) 839-3939 today! Do not wait!
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