Road construction combines a number of factors that can contribute to the incidence of auto accidents, damages, and injury in a variety of ways. The presence of large construction vehicles, equipment, signs, barricades, and the frequent redirection of traffic can create conditions that contribute to the likelihood of accidents resulting in damage to vehicles or injury to their drivers and passengers. Being aware of the risks that these conditions present can help you to be more conscientious in navigating them and avoiding accident or injury for yourself.

The Risks of Road Construction to Drivers

Road construction and the conditions it presents lead to many dangerous accidents every year. Even when road crews and equipment are not present or active, conditions such as sudden pavement edge drop-offs result in roughly 160 deaths and over 11,000 injuries each year. Accidents in highway work zones result in an average of two deaths every day and more than 40,000 injuries each year.

How to Avoid Road Construction Accidents

The single most important factor in avoiding work zone accidents on the road is to carefully follow instructions provided by roadwork signs, lower your speed when entering the proximity of road construction sites, allow yourself sufficient space and time to merge, watch for workers who may be standing or walking in close proximity to traffic, and be conscientious that other drivers may not be as aware of the circumstance as you are and, as a result, may make sudden compensations that could affect you. With proper care and attention, most work zone accidents can be avoided. However, in some cases, improper or insufficient markings and notifications can lead to accidents, in which case proper procedures should be followed to ensure that you receive adequate compensation.

How Dover Can Help You

If you have been the victim of a road construction-related accident, getting you back to full physical and financial health means finding skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced legal representatives to assist you in acquiring the compensation that you are due. Your interests will be best represented by a firm that not only understands the law, but medical terminology, conditions, and procedures as well. You must assume that the other party in your case will acquire skilled representation and that you must do the same to ensure your well-being.  

That skill and dedication is what distinguishes Dover from other Atlanta law firms. To provide for your representation, call Dover Law Firm today so that we can begin the process of securing your interests and getting you back on the road to recovery.