Houston Work Zone Accident Attorneys
Throughout Houston, Harris County and all around Texas, dangerous road construction is a common sight. Unfortunately, it is also a common cause of car accidents. These accidents may be caused by negligent drivers failing to slow down in work zones. They may also be caused by problems with the work zone itself. Whatever the case may be, the car accident attorneys at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., are dedicated to standing up for victims.
Problems With Road Construction Sites
Common problems with road and highway construction sites include:
- Improper signage: The beginning of a construction zone should be marked well ahead of the location sotraffic can adjust accordingly. Lanes being worked on should be blocked off with properly placed cones or barrels. Failure to do so can cause a serious auto accident.
- Improper traffic diversion: In busy cities like Houston, traffic should be diverted around construction zones with great care. There should be signs indicating when and where to merge and when to slow down, and there should be sufficient space left for traffic to flow. When traffic is not diverted properly, cars may collide with one another. This may be the result of a combination of problems with the work zone and the negligence of another driver.
- Collisions with construction vehicles: Bulldozers, front-end loaders, cranes and construction trucks must use care when moving in and out of work zones. Many accidents are the result of construction equipment swinging out into traffic or trucks backing into traffic by operators and drivers failing to obey simply traffic rules.
- Debris left in the roadway. If a construction zone is not properly maintained, debris left in the road can cause tire blowouts.
Who Is Responsible For Road Work Car Accidents in Texas?
With decades of experience, our lawyers know which parties to target in road work accident claims. We may file the claim against the municipality where the construction work is being conducted. We may also file a claim against a construction company, depending on the nature of the project. Whatever the case may be, we will move quickly to get positive results for you.
For a free initial consultation, call 713-221-6800, toll free at (888) 529-0018 or contact us online. Find out how we can help you.