Workplace accidents are one of the most severe types of personal injury accidents that are seen throughout the state of Maryland. But what may just be even more severe are construction zone accidents. This is why if you find yourself in this situation, you must do everything in your power to seek justice. Continue reading to learn what you should do if you are made a victim of a construction zone accident and how an experienced Landover workplace accident lawyer at The Judy Law Firm can guide you through this legal process.
What are the common causes of construction zone accidents?
Notably, the Federal Highway Administration has established the National Highway Work Zone Safety Program to encourage compliance with safety standards at construction zones on roadways and highways. But even still, accidents occur when there is a failure to adhere to these safety standards. Below are examples of the common causes of construction zone accidents in the state of Maryland:
- Signage or barricades of a construction zone are not made visible.
- A construction vehicle or heavy mechanical equipment rolls over.
- An automobile collides with a moving construction vehicle or heavy mechanical equipment.
- An individual is caught between heavy mechanical equipment.
- An individual is struck by an object that unexpectedly falls from a construction vehicle or heavy mechanical equipment.
- An individual is exposed to toxic substances and burns.
- An individual is electrocuted when working with electrical lines.
- An individual experiences a slip, trip, or fall.
Who can be made a victim of a construction zone accident?
First of all, the at-fault party for a construction zone accident can be a negligent construction site owner, a construction project manager, a construction worker, or even a passing driver, among other negligent individuals.
With that being said, below are examples of individuals who can potentially be made victims of a construction zone accident:
- Construction workers operating or standing by heavy mechanical equipment.
- Commercial vehicle drivers passing by construction sites.
- Drivers passing by construction sites.
- Pedestrians or passersby at construction sites.
What should I do if I am made a victim of a construction zone accident?
If you were involved in a construction zone accident due to no fault of your own, then you may be eligible to take legal action via a personal injury claim. And to have a successful claim, you must ensure that you satisfy your burden of proof and file before the statute of limitations, among other things.
Luckily, a skilled Landover Maryland personal injury lawyer is ready and willing to stand by your side throughout your legal proceedings. To retain our legal representation, you must not hesitate in picking up the phone and giving us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you.