Construction Zones and Car Accidents
Accidents often take place in construction zones. In Illinois, it is common for accidents to take place in the summer because of the increase of construction on roadways. Accidents often occur due to drivers not paying proper attention while they are behind the wheel.
Who is at fault for accidents in construction zones?
Liability for car accidents in a construction zone could be placed on the drivers, construction company contractors and subcontractors and occasionally, the owner of the roadway where an accident occurs. In our Chicago personal injury practice, our attorneys frequently find that liability falls on the person behind the wheel, whether that be a commercial truck operator or the driver of a standard vehicle or van. Often, the negligence involves fatigue or distracted driving. Imagine if there is a new lane configuration due to construction, if the driver is on his or her cell phone, he or she will not be aware of the changes. This lack of attention can lead to devastating injuries.
Who gets injured in construction accidents?
In construction zone accidents, drivers, passengers and construction company workers could become injured if there is a collision among cars, trucks, machinery and workers.
Is it the construction company's fault that the accident occurred?
As Chicago construction accident attorneys, we will pursue the parties who are at fault for your injuries. When an accident occurs in a construction zone, it is imperative that a full investigation takes place to determine all of the parties that could be culpable so that these entities are named as defendants in the litigation. Contracts and legal documents may be obtained during the discovery phase of your lawsuit to support this investigation. For example, if an accident occurs as a result of highway lanes being improperly marked and it appears that the construction company is at fault, a proper investigation is necessary to ensure that not only the general contractor for the construction project is named as a defendant in the lawsuit, but also the subcontractor(s) who marked, or failed to mark, the lanes. Our Chicago construction zone accident attorneys will properly identify the correct parties and passionately pursue your case in a way that you are satisfied with the settlement or verdict you receive. It is our pleasure to represent you and we invite you to contact us today.
We can help.
Our attorneys and staff will assist you in the successful resolution of your construction zone accident case so you can focus on healing and getting back to your normal life. Please contact us today to set up an appointment to discuss your case. We look forward to meeting you.