Road construction can be a traffic-causing pain, but it can also be dangerous for motorists and the construction workers. Road construction accidents often result from negligence on the part of the construction company to ensure safe construction zones. If you’ve been injured in a road construction accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses from the construction company.
There are a variety of scenarios that can lead to road construction accidents, but here are a few of the more common mistakes that construction companies make that cause accidents.
Making a personal injury case against a construction company is a pretty standard procedure, whether your case involves road construction or building construction. You must prove that the construction company was somehow negligent and that this negligence directly caused your injuries. In order to prove this, you must demonstrate the following three elements:
There may be discrepancy in court over what a safe construction zone actually involves. To address this, the construction company must abide by state and federal safety regulations as well as take any additional reasonable measures to ensure the safety of the area. Expert witnesses can testify as to what the construction company could have done differently to promote a safer construction area.
After you establish that the defendant was responsible for the safety of the site, you must also demonstrate that they failed to uphold this responsibility.
Even if you can prove that the defendant was negligent, this is not enough to make your case. You must prove that your injuries are a direct result of their negligence.
Whenever you are injured and need to file a personal injury lawsuit, seek the legal expertise of a personal injury attorney. Disparti Law Group has offices across the country from Tampa, FL to Beverly Hills, CA. Contact us today if you need legal representation, and let us help you win appropriate compensation for your losses.