Summer always brings increased road work as most municipalities take advantage of the weather and reduced commuting traffic to maintain and upgrade our Nation’s roadways. Once complete, we will likely appreciate the extra lanes or more comfortable ride the road work provides. However, during the road work, the changes to traffic patterns, narrowed lanes, barricades, slowing traffic, slow and merging trucks, and other construction can create dangerous circumstances that can lead to traffic accidents and fatalities.
In 2020, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported over 100,000 work zone accidents that resulted in over 44,000 injuries and 857 fatalities. Driver distraction was a large factor with 20% of work zone crashes resulting in rear-end collisions. Not surprisingly, speeding was a factor 37% of the time and 27% of the accidents involved a commercial vehicle.
The Federal Highway Administration offers the following safety tips to help save lives and to reduce work zone crashes.
These tips should help keep you safe in work zones, but if you or a loved one are injured in an accident, you should hire an experienced accident lawyer at Queen Yasmine Injury Law to help you understand your rights to compensation for your injuries.
At Queen Yasmine Injury Law, we fight aggressively and passionately to help ensure the best results for you and your family. Attorney Yasmine Djawadian has recovered over $45 million for injured clients and is available 24/7 to recover on your behalf, as well. You won’t face any legal fees unless you win your case, so go ahead and call our firm today or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.
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