St. Louis Road Construction Accidents
Providing Quality Representation For Injured Victims in Missouri
In Missouri, drivers have a responsibility to slow down and drive in a safe manner1 while passing through work zones in order to prevent injuries to construction workers. On the other hand, however, construction crews also have a responsibility to act in a safe manner to avoid accidents and injuries to passing motorists. When a construction crew acts negligently,2 any injured victims have the right to recover for all of the losses they incurred as a result of the accident. If you have suffered injury in an accident in a road construction zone, please contact the office of The Bruning Law Firm in St. Louis for help as soon as possible.
How Construction Zone Accidents Commonly Occur in St. Louis
When construction is taking place on a roadway, the crew is often actively working while traffic is passing by. As you can imagine, this can cause many situations that may present the risk of an accident if a crew is not as careful as they should be with their work. However, accidents can occur in construction zones when there is no crew presently working at all. The following are some examples of negligence that may lead to auto accidents and injuries in construction zones:
Failing to post the proper reduced speed limit through the work zone.
Failing to provide proper warning to oncoming drivers of any changes in the road conditions, such as the need to change lanes, lane closures, uneven pavement, sudden stops, one-lane passages, and more.
Workers walking or standing without warning in the path of oncoming traffic.
Having inadequate or no barriers installed to separate the workers and work zone from passing cars.
Leaving vehicles, debris, or other hazards in the roadway that may cause cars to collide.
Mishandling of equipment, such as cranes, that leads to objects being dropped into the roadway or even on passing vehicles.
Contact an Experienced St. Louis Construction Zone Lawyer for Help
Accidents in road construction zones can lead to serious damage and injury. The car accident attorneys at The Bruning Law Firm in St. Louis know how to hold negligent construction crews responsible for their actions. If you have been injured, call us today at (314) 898-3078 for a free consultation.
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