Were You Injured In A Construction Zone?
Throughout Ohio and northern Kentucky, road construction is common. In Cincinnati alone, work is beginning on several major construction projects right in downtown. Care must be taken by those managing construction sites to ensure that traffic is safely diverted around the project. Failure to do so could result in serious car accidents.
At the law firm of Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, our Cincinnati construction zone car accident attorneys bring decades of experience to these cases. We know how to build cases for maximum compensation, starting first with an investigation to determine what went wrong and who was responsible for the accident.
We represent motorists who are injured by negligent conditions in construction zones. We also represent construction workers and their families.
Types Of Highway Construction Accidents
Auto accidents in construction zones can be the result of improper signage. For example, if detour signs are not posted and cones or barrels are not used to close off the area where work is being done, a car could drive in and collide with construction equipment or debris.
Other construction zone accidents involve the negligent actions of construction companies. Construction vehicles that back out of a construction zone into oncoming traffic can cause major collisions. Similarly, equipment that is not operated correctly could drop or knock concrete blocks, girders, glass or debris onto traffic, leading to catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. These accidents could also be the result of defective equipment.
Depending on the results of our investigation, we may have to take action against the manufacturer of a defective piece of road construction equipment, the construction company or the municipality where the construction took place. We have the experience to manage claims against multiple parties in order to maximize your compensation.
Dangerous And Defective Construction Zones
Auto accidents in construction zones may be linked to dangerous or defective conditions, including:
- Improper signs
- Lack of proper barriers
- Construction debris or equipment in the roadway
- Defective equipment
Multiple parties may incur liability in a construction zone accident, including contractors, equipment manufacturers, the municipality and motorists. Our lawyers have the ability to manage claims against multiple parties in order to maximize your compensation.
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction zone accident, it’s important to contact our attorneys as soon as possible. This gives us the opportunity to collect and preserve evidence of liability. In the aftermath of an accident, construction companies may put crews to work correcting the dangerous conditions that led to the accident.