Florida Road Construction Accident Attorneys

Highway Work Zone & Road Construction Accidents

In 2010, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NOISH), Texas, Georgia, California and Florida ranked as the four States with the most motor vehicle crash fatalities in work zones—each with at least 40 deaths in a work zone.

Road construction is inevitable and can last for months and even years, with on-going changing road patterns and conditions. While highway maintenance and construction is needed, these work zone sites can often create road hazards that lead to preventable dangerous accidents and deaths. Road construction accidents not only put road construction crew workers at risk but also motor vehicle drivers, if precautions are not in place.

Some of the common construction zone case that we handle include, but are not limited to:

  • Distracting or confusing construction zones
  • Gravel, oil, etc. on the roadway
  • Inadequate warning about lane changes, detours and equipment movement
  • Lack of or insufficient markings for highway division, line striping and edge lines
  • Lack of flagmen
  • Missing or inadequate warning signs
  • Equipment problems that create road hazards such as tire blowouts
  • Poorly secured loads that fall into traffic lanes
  • Missing or incorrect speed limit postings
  • Missing barriers, guardrails, or dividers
  • Standing water that hides lane lines
  • Inadequate lighting, poorly lit streets
  • Potholes or lack of maintenance

Construction companies, independent contractors and others involved in roadway construction have a duty and can be held liable for failing to take appropriate steps to reduce the number of accidents on particularly dangerous roadways or highways.

Our road construction accident attorneys represent not only road construction employees injured or killed while on the job, but also pedestrians, bicyclist, motorcycles and car and truck drivers involved in work zone accidents. Road construction accident cases can be very complex and we often take on large insurance companies for public entities, construction contractors, engineering firms, in addition to city, county, state and federal government agencies.

Free Initial Legal Consultation – and We Aren’t Paid unless there is a Recovery

We have handled many auto accidents, road construction and highway design accident cases and have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients including those that happened due to negligence of an individual, business, construction firm, and municipality or government agency. Our consultations with road construction accident clients are free. If we take your case, we are only paid fees and costs of suit if we succeed in winning a recovery for you. We advance the costs of your case, too, so there’s no cost to you of bringing your lawsuit or claim.