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Construction Zone Accidents

Posted on in Car Accidents

Wisconsin accident attorney, Wisconsin injury lawyerIn less than a two-week period, three people were killed along I-41 in Wisconsin. As a result, state patrol issued a warning, asking drivers to be cautious and slow down in construction zones. However, so many accidents within the same area suggest drivers may not be the only ones at fault. In some cases, these accidents may be a matter of construction zone negligence.

Safety in Construction Zones

As a driver, you must do your part of staying safe within construction zones. Stay alert, avoid distractions, buckle up, slow down, and watch for suddenly changing terrain and lanes. Also, it is critical that you keep an eye out for road workers, trouble up ahead, and avoid following the driver in front of you too closely. This can help protect you within a construction zone. However, there are also circumstances that may be out of your control. In these instances, you may be due compensation.

Construction Zone Negligence

When it comes to negligence within a construction zone, there are two distinct kinds: negligence on the part of another driver, and negligence on the part of the workers, foreman, or contractor. Both may result in compensation for your losses. However, the lawsuit process for each works very differently.

If another driver is at fault, you or your loved ones would pursue compensation through the other driver’s insurance, just like you would in any other accident. As such, you should follow the same procedure for your accident, and your claim. Collect insurance and personal information from the other driver, take photographs, seek medical care, and speak with an attorney.

In contrast, accidents that occur because of construction worker, foreman, or contractor negligence would be filed against the company responsible. Often, these are state companies, which add an extra layer of complexity for those seeking compensation. As such, it is absolutely critical that you contact an attorney for your construction zone accident claim.

At Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP, we understand just how difficult and complex construction accident claims can be. Skilled and experienced, our Milwaukee, Wisconsin construction zone negligence attorneys work hard to protect your rights. We take assertive and aggressive actions to help you and your loved ones get the compensation you deserve. To learn more, call us at 414-271-1440 and schedule a confidential consultation today.

 

Sources:

http://www.cbs58.com/story/32396176/state-patrol-warns-drivers-to-slow-down-in-construction-zones

http://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/2016/07/05/least-one-dead--41-crash/86713262/

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