Any construction job has potential safety risks, and highway construction accidents are particularly dangerous. Due to the high speeds at which motor vehicles travel on highways, the force of a highway collision can cause permanent injuries or even death.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a highway construction accident, it’s crucial that you discuss your case with an attorney. The construction accident injury attorneys at Saeedian Law Group are prepared to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact Saeedian Law Group to schedule a free case evaluation as soon as possible.
Types of Highway Construction Accidents
Some roadway or highway construction-related accidents occur due to negligence on the part of the construction company doing the roadwork. For example, the foreman may fail to ensure that debris and machinery are safely cleaned up and cleared out, and a driver may collide into the debris, causing an accident.
While some highway construction accidents are caused by construction negligence, others are caused by a driver’s negligence and are completely preventable. Some of the most common causes of highway construction accidents include:
- Drivers distracted by cell phones, eating, drinking, talking, or other distractions
- The failure of a municipality to post adequate signage
- Failure to follow traffic rules and safety precautions
- Dangerous or inclement weather
- Inadequate supervision of an employer
- Negligent hiring of a commercial driver
- Driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol
- The construction company’s failure to clear debris and foreign objects from roadways
- Patch potholes covering the uneven pavement
- Failure to replace damaged or broken construction equipment
- Overgrown foliage
- Broken traffic signals
- Poorly designed roads
- Poor visibility of road signs or guardrails
- Guardrails that are missing
Proving Liability in an Highway Accident Case
After carefully investigating the accident that caused your injuries, we will identify all parties at fault for the highway accident that resulted in your injuries. The construction-related highway accident could be the fault of a construction company, a municipal body, a private contractor, another motorist, or multiple parties. The attorneys at Saeedian Law Group have the experience and resources to gather evidence effectively and identify the at-fault parties. After we determine liability, we will immediately begin pursuing the compensation you deserve.
Holding a Negligence Construction Company Responsible for Your Injuries
Using safety precautions at road construction sites is always necessary. However, it’s crucial when construction crews are working on highways. The high speeds of motorists on highways make construction accidents particularly dangerous. Construction companies should use extra caution under the circumstances to prevent drivers from colliding with construction work sites. They can be held liable when they fail to provide proper safety equipment, clear debris, clear heavy machinery off the highway, or train their workers regarding safety practices.
If a construction company’s negligence caused a highway construction accident, you might be able to hold them accountable. Generally, construction companies owe motorists on the road a duty to act reasonably under the circumstances to prevent injuries. However, construction companies aren’t always liable for highway construction accidents. The attorneys at Saeedian Law Group will investigate all of the following factors to determine if a construction company or another party is liable for your injuries:
- Whether any construction vehicles were involved
- Whether the construction work zone was adequately and clearly labeled
- Whether there have been other construction accidents in that highway work zone
- Which parties have been negligent in the past
- Whether the construction company used subcontractors to work in the zone
Holding Negligent Municipalities Responsible for Your Injuries
In many cases, highway construction accidents are the fault of government entities that fail to keep their highways safe for drivers. Los Angeles and California own most of the roadways, including the highways and freeways.
Suppose you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a dangerously designed highway, dangerous conditions on the road, or any other type of negligence on the part of a municipality. In that case, you can pursue damages from the municipality. However, obtaining compensation from a municipality can be challenging. There are strict deadlines for filing claims against municipalities, so it’s important to discuss your case with an attorney as quickly as possible.
How Much Is My Construction Accident Claim Worth?
Your case’s value depends on multiple factors, including who was at fault for the car accident and the severity of your injuries. Generally, the more severe a victim’s injuries, the more compensation will be obtained. For example, when negligent driving causes an accident that results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the victim may be entitled to millions of dollars in compensation. However, even if you have sustained a moderate injury, you can still recover compensation for your past, current, and future medical expenses, property damage, lost income, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
The best way to determine your case’s value is to speak to an experienced attorney. The attorneys at Saeedian Law Group have successfully handled many motor vehicle accident cases. We have the resources and experience to carefully determine your future expenses so we can advocate for a full and fair settlement that covers all of your damages.
Our trial attorneys are highly experienced in negotiating favorable settlement agreements for our clients. While settling the case out-of-court is usually the best option, should a settlement not be an option, our trial-ready attorneys are prepared to take your case to trial. After being seriously injured in a highway construction accident, you may not know what steps to take next. Trying to find answers to your questions can be confusing and frustrating. The traffic accident attorneys at Saeedian Law Group provide potential clients with a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.
Discuss Your Case with a Los Angeles Construction Accident Attorney
Saeedian Law Group is here to help you understand your legal options. We will answer your questions and help you understand your options. When you work with Saeedian Law Group, you can rest assured that we will handle every aspect of your case while pursuing the most compensation possible. Contact Saeedian Law Group today to schedule your free case evaluation.