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Truck Law Violations – Construction Zones

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Most major cities have construction projects running continuously on their roads. Construction zones are hazardous to truck traffic and cause many accidents. An accident in a construction zones can result in serious accidents that include a brain or spinal cord injury or death, plus major property damage. The following are examples of common causes for construction site trucking accidents:
• Heavy equipment on the roadway – cranes, forklifts
• Overturning equipment
• Trucks passing the site at too high a speed
• Improperly marked sites

Driver ignored construction site warning signs
Highway and road construction zones make for some of the most dangerous road conditions, leaving drivers to deal with improperly signs warning of danger ahead. If you sustained injuries in a construction zone accident, more than one party may be liable to compensate you for your injuries. The Garcia Law Firm knows where to look for the responsible party or parties. We use highway-engineering experts to help prepare and present a strong case.

Overview
There are laws regarding how motorists should drive through a construction zone. Construction workers are at great risk for serious injury or wrongful death because they work so close to moving vehicles on the road, such as semi-trucks. When an accident happens in a construction zone either the truck driver was to blame or the company that set up the work area.

The Construction Zone
When a truck driver goes through a construction zone, he or she must use caution. The speed limits are reduced in order to drive through the narrow lanes and sharp turns. A driver can be liable for negligent driving behaviors that include unsafe speeds, tailgating, improper lane changing, distractions (cell phone, eating), or failure to follow the signs.

Even if the driver is using caution, sometimes-unavoidable hazards are found, which include improper signs or no signs, construction vehicles all over the road, areas that are not closed off and improper detours. If this happens, the driver may be entitled to compensation from the company that set up the construction zone.

If you were involved in a truck accident in a construction zone, it is important to note that there are limitations placed on how you can file a claim against a government agency.

The Garcia Law Firm will give you all the details and advise you of your options. We will build a strong case and fight for fair compensation. Call one of our attorneys today at (800) 281-8515 and schedule your initial consultation.
 

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