At Whiting Law Group, our construction accident attorneys know that many accidents and injuries happen at construction sites in Illinois and Wisconsin. We help victims recover after many different types of construction accidents and understand how complex these cases can be. When you think of construction accidents, you may first think of building sites that are often unstable and have many hazards. However, many construction crews do not build structures but instead are tasked with keeping our roads and highways maintained, repaired, and improved. Road construction sites can be just as dangerous – if not more so – than building sites and the following are some ways that accidents and injuries can occur due to roadside construction.
Cars Hitting Construction Workers Many road construction sites are next to active roadways with traffic passing by the workers all day and night. Because of the risks of injuries to construction workers in traffic accidents, there are laws set out in Illinois’ that increase the penalties for speeding in construction zones to $375 for a first offense and $1,000 for all additional offenses. Despite these laws, many drivers violate the speed limits of construction zones and end up hitting workers or vehicles, which can result in severe and often fatal injuries.
Equipment Accidents Like any other construction site, roadside zones use large pieces of equipment and heavy materials to build roads and bridges. If a member of the construction site operates equipment in a negligent manner, disastrous accidents can occur. Workers can get hit by cement and concrete materials and equipment can damage passing cars. Accidents can also happen if equipment malfunctions due to defects.
Negligence of a Construction Crew Members of the construction crew can also cause accidents in road zones if they are careless while doing their jobs. The following are some ways that workers can cause construction accidents and injuries to happen:
Not posting proper warning signs notifying drivers of construction zones Not properly directing traffic Pulling trucks or other equipment out in the path of traffic Leaving objects or tools in the roadway
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