If you have been injured in a construction zone accident or because of dangerous road conditions, contact Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. to discuss your options. Our road construction zone accident lawyers have more than 65 years of combined legal experience helping injured people across Alabama obtain the compensation they deserve.
Alabama is home to an extensive network of rural roads and major highways. Preserving the integrity and condition of those roadways is a necessary part of keeping Alabama motorists safe in their everyday commutes. However, there are unique risks that come with traveling through construction zones and on roads that have not been properly maintained.
As Alabama drivers can attest, many of the state’s roads are falling apart. In fact, as of 2014, approximately 15% of Alabama’s major roads and highways were rated in poor condition. In addition, 25% of Alabama’s bridges have been deemed structurally deficient.
Drivers on these roads face deteriorated pavement surfaces and potentially dangerous conditions that can lead to vehicle damage and increase the risk of being involved in a crash. Research has found that roadway features such as rumble strips, lane markings, lighting, lane width, are a contributing factor in one-third of all fatal car crashes in Alabama.
The following conditions can contribute to crashes:
Encountering a construction zone while driving is inevitable. Driving in a construction zone not only increases your chances of being involved in an accident, it poses a significant risk to construction workers in the area. According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, there were 504 injuries and 21 fatalities due to work zone crash in 2014 alone.
In Alabama, the most common type of crash in construction work zones are rear-end collisions. The two leading causes of work zones collisions are distracted driving and speeding. Work zones can present the following dangers to drivers:
The most dangerous areas for Alabama drivers are on rural roads. Despite the fact that 77% of all motor vehicle accidents occurred in urban areas, the majority of traffic fatalities took place in rural areas. The consequences of car accidents on rural roads can be more severe for the following reasons:
Rural roadways can present special hazards to drivers such as:
At Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. our car injury lawyers in Alabama can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, gather evidence will be important to prove your case and fight for the maximum compensation possible for your construction zone injuries. We provide skilled representation and exceptional client service so that you remain informed throughout the legal process. Our firm secured a $13 million jury verdict in a single automobile accident (remitted to $9 million by the court), and more than $1 million in 40 other victories.
If you or a loved one were injured in a construction zone driving accident, call the car accident lawyers from Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. at 205-933-1500 or use our online form. We offer a case evaluation free of charge and are ready to help you obtain full compensation for your losses. With offices in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, and Montgomery, our attorneys will quickly travel to investigate your case.
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