Failing to post clear detour signs or to properly section off a construction zone can lead to serious construction zone car accidents.
Construction zones are often commonplace on roadways in larger cities like St. Louis because, at any given time of year, the city’s well-traveled roads need to be repaired, heavily traveled highways need to be expanded, etc. While construction zones may be an eye sore and can be a headache for drivers – particularly during rush hour traffic, the city and state have specific rules and regulations regarding how these areas are to be constructed and managed in order to limit the risk that construction zones pose to drivers.
Despite these regulations, however, the foremen, engineers or others operating the construction zones may not be in compliance, and regardless of whether the noncompliance was intentional, poorly set up or maintained construction zones can also pose a serious risk to drivers. Some of the ways in which construction zone operators may be noncompliant and, as a result, contribute to construction zone accidents include by:
- Failing to post clear detour signs (or other signage essential to alerting drivers about the construction zone)
- Failing to properly section off the construction area
- Failing to properly store construction equipment at the end of the day
- Failing to properly mark out temporary lanes for cars to travel through
- Failing to properly guide traffic when work is being conducted
- Allowing debris from the construction zone (such as rocks, garbage, etc.) to enter the roadway.
When construction zone car accidents are caused by any of the above factors, injured parties can file a car accident lawsuit against the company responsible for constructing and maintaining the construction zone.
St. Louis Car Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the St. Louis car accident lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including car accident lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. For a free initial consult, email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at 573-333-3333 for our Missouri office or at 618-888-8888 for our Illinois office.