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Was Your Car Accident Caused by Road Construction Debris?

In the State of Florida, it’s almost always road construction season. While road construction ultimately helps keep our roads safer for all who travel on them, the road construction itself can be extremely dangerous – especially when it is poorly orchestrated. One of the major dangers associated with road construction is debris-strewn roads. If you’ve been injured as a result of road construction debris, reach out to a dedicated Boca Raton car accident attorney today.

The Construction Company

Road construction is a necessary evil. We need to maintain and improve our roads, and road construction is the mechanism for doing so. That said, the construction companies doing the work owe motorists a duty of reasonable care, which means that they must conduct construction efforts and activities in a safe manner for motorists. The construction company and its employees must implement careful safety standards in order to help ensure everyone’s safety.

Road Construction: The Inherent Dangers

Road construction involves multiple inherent dangers that include:

Road construction generates a lot debris, and always being able contain it and keep it from the road is sometimes difficult. It should be no surprise that this situation can lead to crashes.

Debris on the Road

If you’ve ever shared the road with a semi that blew a tire or have come upon the aftermath of an accident, you know exactly how terrifying debris on the road can be. In such instances, however, you generally have room on the road to safely maneuver around the debris. When you’re driving in road construction, this often isn’t the case. In fact, you may find yourself on a one-way road that’s already decreased in width with traffic right behind you – leaving you nowhere to go if you come up against debris, and the results can be deadly.

When it comes to road construction, debris can come in many shapes and sizes, including:

The construction company employed in doing the road work is responsible for having a thorough safety plan that addresses keeping dangerous debris off the road and is also responsible for effectively implementing that safety plan.

Make the Call to an Experienced Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you’ve been injured by an accident involving road construction debris, the Boca Raton car accident attorneys at Demand the Limits Personal Injury Attorneys have the experience, skill, and resources to help you prove the construction company’s liability and help you obtain compensation that covers your financial, physical, and emotional damages in their entirety. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (561) 600-3555 to schedule a free consultation today.