Were you recently injured in a highway construction zone?
Working in or traveling through highway construction zones can place you at risk for accidents that can be catastrophic or even fatal. If you have suffered a highway construction zone injury or have lost your loved one in this type of accident, an attorney at the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave can file a claim to help you recover maximal compensation for your losses.
Risks to Workers
Highway construction zones are hazardous environments for both the workers and people who travel through them. Road construction workers can suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries when they are struck by vehicles passing by close to them. Some of the common types of worker injuries in highway construction zone accidents include the following:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Permanent paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Road rash
- Crush injuries
Risks to Motorists
Motorists also face heightened risks when passing through construction zones. These zones are often confusing, and if they are not properly set up with adequate warnings and clear directions, motorists can be involved in accidents with other motorists as well as the heavy equipment entering and exiting the zoned areas. Motorists involved in collisions in construction zones may experience common injuries like the following:
- Head, face, and neck injuries
- Emotional trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lacerations and contusions
Many construction zone accidents involving motorists happen when other drivers fail to adhere to the posted speed limit signs and do not stop in time to avoid rear-end collisions. In some cases, pileup collisions can happen in road construction zones, injuring multiple motorists and workers. Other collisions occur due to poor road conditions, uneven pavement, holes in the roads, or risky behavior by workers.
Legal Help for Highway Construction Zone Injury Accident Victims
Whether you have sustained injuries while working in a highway construction zone or while passing through it, you are entitled to recover compensation if your accident was caused by the negligent actions of others. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claims may be disputed or denied by employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers, and car insurance companies commonly use tactics to try to deny or reduce liability.
If you have suffered injuries in a highway construction zone accident, you should get help from an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights to recover full compensation for your losses. The damages you might be entitled to receive will depend on multiple factors, including the severity of your injuries, your medical bills, your likelihood of recovering, your income losses, and more. An experienced attorney can review the various factors to properly value your claim, including assessing whether punitive damages might be available.
Road construction zone accidents can wreak havoc in your life, causing lasting financial, emotional, and physical problems. The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Bryan Musgrave strongly believe that negligence victims deserve to be fully compensated for their losses and suffering. We start preparing our clients’ cases immediately so that we can help them to recover the most compensation possible. If you have sustained injuries in a highway construction zone accident, you should not have to fight by yourself to try to secure fair compensation. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation and the legal help you deserve.