I’m sorry to hear about your automobile accident. Road construction in the Houston area is a constant. Heavy traffic and weather necessitate ongoing roadwork to keep the roads safe. Drivers can unfortunately become accustomed to seeing orange cones and construction workers and may not be on high alert for them. However, drivers need to be aware that accidents in construction zones pose a serious danger to both drivers and construction workers.
Often, collisions in construction zones involve multiple parties and very serious injuries. Accidents in construction zones often occur for a couple of reasons – speeding and driver inattention. If a driver fails to abide by reduced speed limits, or does not notice that the flow of traffic has been redirected, accidents involving injuries can result.
In order to avoid accidents in Houston constructions zones, experts recommend that drivers watch the traffic around them and be prepared to take action. Drivers should always be alert to work zones, even if the work is long-term. Traffic patterns in work zones can change on a daily basis. Try to stay away from the sides of the roads where workers and equipment are located. Assume workers are present, even if you do not see them immediately. Tragically, it’s estimated that 20,000 road workers are injured every year at road construction sites.
If you have been injured in an accident in a road construction zone in Houston, you should speak with an attorney. The attorneys at Kennedy Hodges can help. We work hard on behalf of our clients to ensure that they are treated fairly by insurance companies and other parties involved. Call us today at 855-947-0707. You can also learn more about the firm by visiting our Facebook page.