Construction zones are hazardous areas where caution should be exercised in order to prevent automobile accidents.
Many a times we come across drivers who are negligent, inattentive, or reckless while driving through a construction zone. These drivers pose a hazard to construction workers and other drivers who are following the rules of the road.
Construction zones may cause disorientation and confusion among drivers, resulting in severe car crashes. Motorists passing through construction zones have an obligation to follow the Missouri’s statutory Rules of the Road. The motorists are obliged to follow all the traffic signs and construction signs posted on the streets (Section 304 of the Missouri Revised Statutes). Failure in obeying these rules can result in a civil charge for negligence if another person, a worker, a motorist, or a pedestrian, gets injured or killed in an accident.
A reckless and negligent driver is a hazard on the roads and accidents resulting out of this recklessness can be extremely devastating. Dangerous or aggressive driving in construction zones can result in serious accidents like roll-over accident, T-bone collision, head-on or rear-end crashes, etc. These accidents can result in severe injuries to pedestrians, workers, and occupants of cars involved and can even result in the death of victims.
If you or a loved one has been victim of a construction zone accident, you are have the right to seek compensation for your damages and injuries. The compensation will generally have to be sought from the insurance company of the at-fault driver. The insurance adjuster will try to save money for his or her company and may make an extremely low offer. It will generally be in your best interests to speak with an experienced car accident attorney that can ensure your receive the full compensation you are entitled to.
Most of the victims of such personal injury cases are tricked by the insurance companies in accepting low offers. It is not uncommon for victims to sign the documentation in haste and then have to make do with the low amount of compensation. While this practice seems unfair, it is far too common. Insurance companies use interviews with victims and families, and even casual discussions against the victim to hold him partially liable for the accident, thus reducing the total payout.
St. Louis Car Wreck Attorney
The most important thing to do after a car crash in the construction zone, after seeking medical attention, is to speak with a car wreck attorney as soon as possible. The presence of an experienced lawyer will strengthen the case and the insurance company of the at-fault driver will not be able to take your case for granted. Since they are aware of the presence of your attorney, they will not try to trick you into signing any insurance or liability forms. This will ensure that your case is protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.