Construction work zone car accidents are a serious matter and occur much too frequently, causing property damage, injury, or even death. On any given day, thousands of motorists travel through work zones, and regardless of warning signs, flashing arrows to merge and slow down, driver inattention contributes to an average of 3.9 construction work zone car accidents per day, resulting in 18 deaths in 2019, (kdot.org).
The most common construction work zone car accidents are rear-end crashes due to excessive speeds (greater than 50 mph) and sudden slowing of the vehicle in front. Often a chain reaction occurs and multiple vehicles are involved. Injuries that are a result of rear-end crashes can be severe and sometimes fatal to the vehicle’s occupants. Determining liability following construction work zone car accidents can be difficult as work zones can be both confusing and dangerous with sudden lane or speed changes.
- Kansas is a no-fault state meaning that each driver, regardless of fault, is responsible for their own medical bills and/or damage to their vehicle.
- Missouri is an at-fault state, meaning the injured person can recover damages from the at-fault driver both for medical and vehicle expenses. Examples of motorist liability include negligence or inattention of a driver who is distracted, speeding, or following too close.
Construction company liability, including their workers and subcontractors, can also be difficult to determine. Negligence includes the poor design of construction routes, inaccurate warning signs, placement of signs, or operation of construction vehicles that impairs the safe passage of vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction work zone car accident, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. Reginald Keith Davis, Attorney at Law, is compassionate and experienced in both resolving construction work zone car accidents and getting you the compensation you deserve. Contact the Law Offices of Reginald Keith Davis, for your free consultation.