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Highway Construction Accidents

Dedicated Beaumont Highway Construction Accident Lawyers Represent Injured Parties

Skilled Texas litigators help crash victims recover monetary damages

Data from the Texas Department of Transportation shows there are approximately 25,000 motor vehicle crashes in construction work zones across the state every year. A driver who behaves carelessly can inflict serious harm on workers as well as themselves and their passengers. At the Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont, our southeast Texas auto accident attorneys file personal injury lawsuits against reckless motorists and other negligent parties. We will fight for the compensation you need to pay accident-related expenses and focus on your healing.

Experienced legal team investigates causes of auto accidents in work zones

Construction and maintenance work occurs frequently on Jefferson County highways, such as I-10 and Route 69. Serious accidents can occur at any time.

Speeding and driver distraction are the two leading causes of highway construction auto accidents. A speeding or distracted driver might drift into a work zone or , overcorrect or fail to recognize a caution flag.  Other factors that may cause or contribute to Texas construction zone crashes include:

  • Improper signage
  • Slow-moving heavy equipment
  • Inattentive machine operators
  • Uneven pavement
  • Narrow lanes
  • Concrete barriers
  • Driver errors
  • Flying debris
  • Inclement weather
  • Vehicles that make sudden stops

To hold someone liable for your injury expenses in court, it will be necessary to establish that another party, perhaps a different driver or someone on the construction crew, caused your accident, and the share of your fault is less 51 percent. An experienced highway construction accident attorney can investigate the accident and take action against potential defendants such as:

  • Drivers of passenger cars and trucks
  • Operators of large trucks and other commercial vehicles
  • Construction companies
  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Government authorities

Accounts from witnesses including construction workers, photos and videos of the work zone and other parts of the accident scene, records of road maintenance, police reports and crash reconstruction analysis are among the evidence that may demonstrate another party’s fault. Whatever circumstances led to the crash, we vigorously represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits resulting from highway auto accidents.

Proven litigators work to hold negligent drivers and companies accountable

The exact damages and total compensation available to accident victims vary based on the severity of injuries and destroyed property, as well as the behavior of the at-fault party, and possibly that of the plaintiff. Damages may be awarded to cover the costs of:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future care
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Vehicle repair or replacement

Per the statute of limitations, a personal injury claim for an auto accident in Texas must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. The sooner you speak to an attorney after the accident, the sooner you can understand the strength of your claim and which expenses you may be able to recover. Our aggressive legal team builds cases ready to withstand high-stakes settlement negotiations and trial.

Established Beaumont law firm encourages safe work zone driving practices

Your life and the lives of roadway workers and other motorists depend on your commitment to being a safe driver. When driving in a highway construction zone:

  • Play close attention to all posted road signs and road conditions.
  • Obey the instructions of road crews.
  • Adhere to a safe speed limit.
  • Adjust your driving to fit weather conditions.
  • Avoid distractions.
  • Do not speed.
  • Do not tailgate.
  • Follow the Texas Move Over law, which requires you to move out of the lane closest to a vehicle stopped on the side of the road or lower your speed to 20 mph below the speed limit if switching lanes is not possible.

Violating any of these safety measures is not only dangerous, but could land you with a ticket and thousands of dollars in fines.

Contact experienced Beaumont highway construction crash attorneys for a free consultation

The Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont helps Texans injured in highway work zone accidents pursue compensation through personal injury lawsuits. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 409-212-9994 or contact us online.

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