Construction zones should be made safe by the workers and companies managing the site, however, this is not always the case. A worker or their employer may be negligent if they have:
- Left a large amount of debris on the road
- Failed to move equipment and machines off the roadway
- Moved barrels or other barriers back so they no longer warn of areas which should be avoided
- Not replaced covers on manholes
- Failed to install or repair barriers that separate lanes of traffic from the dangerous construction area
- Not provided adequate warning signs to warn drivers of lane change shifts or other required information about the driving area
- Failed to install barricades to prevent drivers from driving off the road and into a construction area
After any type of wreck, be sure to check with the experts: a physician, a mechanic and a lawyer. Even a small impact – like you might expect at a construction site when drivers should be going slower – needs attention from someone focused on helping fix the problem. The Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at Carr & Carr can help you determine your next steps to protect your rights and gain the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Carr & Carr can help you by:
- Taking calls from insurance companies so you don’t have to deal with them
- Referring you to medical care providers including specialist who work with accident victims
- Negotiating with insurance companies to get you the money you deserve
If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident in a construction zone, call 866-510-0580 or contact Carr & Carr online to schedule your free consultation with a knowledgeable Oklahoma personal injury attorney. We have offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, and we can also arrange to meet you at another location convenient to you.
Mary and Bill are clients who were helped by Carr & Carr after a major road construction zone accident.