Construction Accidents

Phoenix Construction Zone Accident Attorney

Arizona's highway and road construction zones are dangerous for drivers and workers due to heavy machinery, narrow lanes, construction staff, and fast-moving cars. These zones are necessary for maintaining and improving the transportation infrastructure, but poorly marked roads and obstacles lead to complicated driving conditions. Unfortunately, construction zone accidents result in numerous injuries and fatalities yearly, which could be prevented with more time, patience, and foresight.

If you are a driver or highway worker in Arizona who has suffered injuries in a construction zone accident caused by someone else's negligence, you must contact an attorney immediately. The construction zone accident lawyers at Wyatt Injury Law in Phoenix can help you recover compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional distress, and other damages. Contact us now to set up a free consultation.

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Common Highway Construction Zone Hazards

Construction zone accidents pose a significant public safety concern due to their potential to cause severe injuries or fatalities. These accidents can result in traumatic injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Fast-moving vehicles, inattentive driving, uneven pavement, and inadequate signage are some potential hazards that can contribute to these accidents. 

Some common hazards that frequently result in accidents in construction zones include:

  • Speeding vehicles 
  • Inattentive driving 
  • Abrupt and unforeseen route changes 
  • Disregarding temporary traffic signals and routes 
  • Uneven pavement 
  • Unsafe or improper merging 
  • Crooked or inadequately marked lanes 
  • Obstacles such as debris or equipment in the road 
  • Insufficient illumination 
  • Exposed utility holes 
  • Inadequate road signs 
  • Challenging blind spots when driving large construction vehicles
  • Construction workers performing repairs near passing vehicles

To prevent these accidents, construction companies, workers, and drivers must take appropriate safety measures, such as following traffic signals, avoiding distractions, and maintaining safe speeds.

Construction Zone Accident Liability

Construction Zone Accident Liability

If proper safety measures are not implemented to protect individuals near a construction zone, construction companies, their crew, managers, or contractors could be held accountable. Companies and site managers are responsible for establishing a secure construction zone for workers and the public by avoiding hazards and alerting individuals to potential dangers. Moreover, construction companies are usually held responsible for the negligent actions of their workers and subcontractors.

Vehicle Driver: In certain situations, accidents are caused by a driver's actions. If, for instance, a driver was distracted and collided with equipment or a vehicle that had slowed down or stopped correctly, the driver's negligence is the cause. They are responsible for any injuries or property damage resulting from the accident.

Construction Company: If proper safety measures were not taken to protect people near a construction zone, construction companies, their crew, managers, or contractors could be held responsible. Companies and site managers are responsible for ensuring that construction zones are safe for workers and the public by preventing hazards and alerting people to any potential dangers. Furthermore, construction companies are usually accountable for the negligence of their workers and subcontractors.

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Contact A Phoenix Construction Zone Attorney

The Wyatt Injury Law legal team focuses on providing an excellent client experience while getting the best possible outcome. When working with Wyatt Injury Law, you will work directly with attorney Justin Wyatt who has vast experience in getting the most compensation for his clients in injury cases. 

Our firm primarily serves the areas of Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and other areas around Maricopa County. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident in Arizona, contact us today for a free case evaluation

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