Road Construction Accident Attorneys
Road construction accidents in the state of New Jersey are fairly common because road construction in the state of New Jersey is very common. Additionally, the dense population of the state of New Jersey contributes to the frequency of road construction accidents. Road construction is done to improve safety or traffic flow however while the work is being completed, dangerous conditions can result. Trucks suddenly entering the highway, changing speeds and obstructions in the roadway are all examples of how road construction can pose a danger to motorists and construction workers.
It has been estimated that in the last 10 years over 50,000 work zone accidents have occurred in the state of New Jersey alone. Unfortunately, some of these accidents were fatal. Statistics show that more often than not, the individual who is harmed during a work zone accident is the motorist or his or her passenger.
Road construction is often accompanied by some type of detour and or change in driving and traffic patterns. These changes can cause drivers who are familiar with the roadway to be caught off guard or surprised by the change. In some cases that surprise may cause an accident. Additionally, drunk drivers will have a more difficult time navigating a detour, thus the drunk driver may be more likely to cause an accident in a road construction area. Finally, because road construction often includes construction workers walking along the side of highways, workers are susceptible to being struck by passing motor vehicles.
In many instances when a road construction accident occurs, multiple parties may be involved. In some circumstances, more than one party may be to blame for the cause of the road construction accident. In other words, numerous failures may have led to the road construction accident. In that circumstance, our accident attorneys will ensure that a full and complete investigation is done and that the responsible parties are held accountable for the road construction accident.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a road construction accident, call the accident attorneys at our firm. Our accident lawyers represent individuals who have been involved in a road construction accident in all New Jersey counties and cities. Our attorneys handle road construction accidents which occur on all major highways and roadways in the state of New Jersey including accidents which occur on the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike.
If you or someone you know would like to speak with one of our New Jersey car accident attorneys call our office or click on the contact us tab. One of our lawyers will set up a time and place to meet with you and discuss your road construction accident.