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New York Construction Zone Car Accident Lawyer

Everyone has fair warning to slow down, move over, and pay attention when they enter a construction zone. Yet, crashes happen all the time in construction zones because the world is unfortunately filled with self-centered individuals. If another driver caused a crash in a construction zone, or if a construction vehicle or construction worker’s actions led to a crash, we can help you procure fair compensation for your damages. The New York construction zone car accident lawyers at Cohan Law Firm have experience handling all types of construction zone collisions. Whether you collided with another passenger vehicle, a dump truck, a tractor, or any other motor vehicle, we can help you win your case.

Top Causes of Construction Zone Car Crashes

Despite signs alerting drivers of changes in traffic patterns, decreased speed limits, rough roads, and narrowed rights-of-way, fatal construction zone crashes are on the rise, according to the Federal Highway Administration. One would assume that drivers would wholeheartedly take these warning signs seriously and put their phones down, but then again a significant portion of the American population is addicted to their phones. Some of the top causes of construction zone crashes include:

  • Texting and driving
  • Speeding
  • Road rage
  • Not paying attention to signage
  • Tailgating
  • Drunk driving
  • Drowsy driving

It is not uncommon for a construction employee or manager to create dangerous driving conditions, even with warning signs in place. If the construction company is at fault, common causes include the following:

  • Improper signage
  • Negligent stop/slow traffic controllers
  • Negligent heavy machinery operators
  • Dangerous road surface conditions
  • Too narrow of roadways
  • Defective or improper lighting
  • Misplaced traffic cones

Injuries in a Construction Zone Car Accident

Construction zone crashes usually result in the same type of injuries seen in other traffic collisions. These include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Concussion
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Internal organ injury
  • Lacerations
  • Contusions
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Fractured limbs
  • Fractured ribs
  • Facial injuries
  • Burns

In most scenarios, passenger vehicle drivers are at fault in construction zone crashes, with two or more passenger vehicles being involved in the crash. But in some cases, it may be the fault of construction workers. If the collision is between a passenger vehicle and heavy machinery, such as a backhoe or an excavator, the injuries sustained by the passenger vehicle occupant are often severe. Crushing injuries that result in many broken bones, collapsed lungs, TBIs, and paralysis are not unheard of.

Call a New York Construction Zone Accident Attorney Today

Damages in a construction zone collision can be for medical expenses, pain and suffering, damage to your vehicle, lost wages, emotional distress, and more. If you were hurt in a construction zone crash, an attorney can help you find out who is liable, and hold that party accountable for your damages so that you are not stuck with the bill. To get started as soon as possible, call the New York construction zone car accident attorneys at Cohan Law Firm today at 855-855-0321 for a complimentary consultation.

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