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It seems like every car ride involves traveling through a road construction zone. While construction zones can be an inconvenience to motorists, they can also present an increased risk of car accidents.
Motorists should be mindful of orange cones, new signage and directions to slow down, as these areas are known to lead to accidents. For example, in 2015, 39 people died in Illinois in accidents that took place in work zones. Many more were injured.
Here are some tips from safety experts on how to drive in construction zones:
Construction Zone Car Accident Cases Can Be Complex
While construction areas can be danger zones prone to car accidents, legally, accident cases that arise in these areas present complex issues. There may be more than one party at fault.
For example, the construction company who erected the signs or set up the lane closures may be at fault. Perhaps one of the vehicles involved in the accident is a construction vehicle. There are certain rules that apply to these areas, and someone negotiating an accident settlement must have a thorough knowledge of these rules.
A DuPage County, IL Car Crash Lawyer Can Help
Our firm has helped many car accident victims get the compensation they deserve, including getting their medical bills covered, lost wages and damages for pain and suffering. Our firm understands how to negotiate with the insurance companies and the unique laws that may come into play in your case. Call the skilled Hinsdale, IL car wreck attorneys at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio at 630-920-8855.
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