Construction zones along highways and roads are not always well-marked or handled effectively by contractors working on road construction projects. A failure to properly mark highway construction issues such as uneven pavement, lack of a road shoulder, or safety zones, in which driver’s must reduce speeds, are considered negligence when they play a role in causing traffic accidents.
At the Law Office of John M. Howe, we investigate accidents in construction zones to hold construction companies financially liable for injuries and fatalities they cause. As your attorney, John M. Howe works closely with accident investigators and safety consultants in researching and photographing the scene of an accident, collecting eyewitness testimonies, and analyzing a contractor’s site management.
To schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you, contact construction zone accident attorney John M. Howe today.
Our personal injury law office represents people who have been injured in a construction zone accidents due to the following:
In personal injury cases, someone can be held financially responsible for injuries even if they complied with safety standards and did not intentionally act in a reckless manner. If there were foreseeable dangers that a person or party failed to minimize or remove, they can be held liable for injuries that occur as a result of these hazards. Here, the question is whether or not a proper duty of care was exercised by a person or party. In construction zone accidents, a failure to foresee a danger that a reasonable person would be expected to see, is grounds for a civil suit.
For instance, failing to move idle resurfacing equipment far enough away from the roadside involves a foreseeable danger should a driver run off the road and have a collision. Even if the driver was driving too fast, if the equipment had been moved away from the road, it would have been less likely to have been hit. In this example it matters whether or not the construction company acted negligently in leaving their equipment too close to the side of the construction zone.
Lawyers working for a construction company will likely try to blame you for the accident and any injuries you suffered. Construction workers present at the time may be pressured by their employer to “remember what happened” in a way that favors the company. It is important, therefore, to hire an attorney who can investigate what happened and protect your interests. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact the Law Office of John M. Howe in West Palm Beach. Fill out our online form or call us at 561-296-7772 or toll free at 866-930-2938.
We are committed to fighting your fight, protecting your rights and the rights of your family to ensure that you receive justice and nothing less.