Road Construction Zone Accidents
Construction zones can pose a range of hazards for drivers, and for large commercial trucks, which often become confined in small spaces, these zones can be particularly dangerous. If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a large truck in a construction zone, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses, and this includes working with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure a favorable settlement.
Between 2007 and 2011, nearly 1,000 people lost their lives in accidents in construction zones which involved a large truck or bus, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In 2010 alone, over 87,000 total auto accidents occurred in construction zones, resulting in nearly 600 fatalities, and about one-in-four fatalities involved a large truck.
Construction zones typically involve lane-closures and narrower driving spaces, and here are some statistics about construction zone accidents from 2008:
- About 60% of the accidents studied occurred during the day, and about 40% at night;
- About 31% of the accidents studied involved speeding;
- About 22% of the fatal accidents studied occurred on interstates.
Driver-error on the part of the truck driver is a common cause of large truck accidents and is sometimes influenced by fatigue, distraction, intoxication, or a combination of these. However, those responsible for maintaining the construction zone may also be at-fault for the accident due to unnecessary obstructions, improper signage, or other forms of negligence. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the accident to determine which parties are legally liable and ensure that you are fully compensated for the damages you’ve sustained.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another’s negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.