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Work Zone Auto Accidents
Orlando Florida Work Zone Accident Lawyer
Orlando is an extremely busy area of Florida and road construction is constantly being performed to keep the roadways, bridges and other public areas in usable condition. All of the construction is beneficial, it ensures our roads, highways, and bridges are in good condition and allow traffic to flow smoothly. New development and expansion brings even more construction to our Florida roadways.
With the maintenance and growth, come construction work zones which can be very dangerous for both the construction workers working within in the work zones and the motorists that are traveling through them. Local governments and federal governments have made collaborative efforts to attempt to decrease the number of work zone accidents throughout the country. Many safety efforts are put in place to prevent work zone accidents and the effort has been somewhat helpful. But it’s still is not enough. Construction workers and motorists continue be injured and killed in work zone areas.
According to statistics from workzonesafety.org in Florida for the year 2012, there were 2,424 motor vehicle fatalities, of that 2,424 deaths, 51 of them occurred in a construction work zone. The data shows that State of Florida has the third highest number of work zone fatalities in the country.
If you, a family member or loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in a work zone accident in the Orlando, Florida area you should contact The Jaspon Firm
At The Jaspon Firm, Jeremiah Jaspon provides free initial consultations for workzone related accident victims and takes cases on a contingency basis. This means you don’t pay a cent unless we get you money for your case. It is important to know that if you were injured in a work zone accident, you have the legal right to receive compensation for the full extent of your damages.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents in Work Zones
Many accidents occur in Orlando, FL work zones. Some of the common causes of these accidents include:
Distracted Driving – Distracted driving is a leading cause for many accidents throughout the state of Florida. Mainly due to the fact that our daily lives increase the use of electronic devices such as smart phones, GPS devices, and other electronic personal entertainment devices. Drivers that are texting or working with smart phones or a GPS will many times miss the fact that they are entering a roadway work zone.
Speeding – Speeding is a serious problem. But when a driver is speeding in a work zone, the risk for a crash or someone becoming injured increases. Fines for speeding in work zones many times carry higher penalties but many drivers fail to follow the lower work zone speed limits, heightening the risks of a auto accidents and also putting construction workers at risk of injury.
Impaired Driving – Even with the state of Florida’s heightened warnings about the dangers of drinking and driving and the use of drugs while driving, impaired accidents still occur at staggering rates. A driver of a car, SUV, motorcycle or truck who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs many not notice the need to slow down or change to a temporary lane in a work zone.
Aggressive Driving or Reckless Driving – Aggressive drivers in work zones poses a very serious threat to work zone workers and other motorists. Reckless actions such as speeding or following too close to other motorists, or passing other vehicles in work zone areas take place day in and day out.
Defective Paving – Incorrect paving practices such as a steep drop offs of the pavement or large bumps in the pavement could cause drivers in a work zone to lose control while driving.
Poor Work Zone Signage or Barricades – Accidents can occur because of improperly marked construction sites. Maneuvering through a work zone can sometimes be difficult but with improper guidance, accidents can and usually do occur. If a work zone site has improper signs, barricade placement or lack of traffic control devices this many times can cause accidents.
At The Jaspon Firm, Jeremiah Jaspon has the knowledge, experience and proven track record to properly prepare a work zone accident case. Our firm has relationships with highly respected experts that can bring solid meaningful reports that pertain to your situation. Each and every accident case is investigated thoroughly to determine the cause and formulate real expectations of a winning outcome. Jeremiah Jaspon will pursue compensation for medical bills, pain & suffering, lost wages and property damage. My track record for success in work zone accident cases is proven. Not only do we represent drivers and passengers in vehicles that were injured in work zone accidents I also will represent construction workers who have been injured doing their jobs in highway work zone accidents. Some common types of work zone accident that occur effecting workers are:
- Being struck by oncoming traffic
- Being hit by a onsite construction vehicle
- Rollover of a construction vehicle
- Injured by a bulldozer, backhoe, steamroller, or other excavating equipment
- Defective equipment injuries
- Trip or fall accidents
Construction & Work Zone Liability
Work zone accidents can be very tricky when it comes to determining the liability of a road construction accident. If a driver was impaired in some way, then it is the impaired driver who would be held accountable for your injuries. If you were to have an accident in a work zone and it was due to poor planning or a violation of regulations for developing a safe work zone, then whoever was responsible for the temporary traffic control plan might be held accountable for your injuries. These parties could include local and state transportation planners, construction contractors, traffic engineers or possibly other entities. In the state of Florida the work zone accident laws are very complex. This is why it is so important that you consult and engage a knowledgeable experienced Orlando auto accident attorney who can advise and represent you properly in a work zone accident.
Orlando Florida Work Zone Injury Attorney That Can Help
The work zone accident and injury attorney Jeremiah Jaspon at The Jaspon Firm understands that an injury that occurred in a work zone can be very devastating and confusing. Jeremiah Jaspon has the experience and resources to investigate your personal injury claim thoroughly. He will identify all the responsible parties and hold them accountable for their negligence and actions. If you have been injured in a work zone accident and require legal assistance contact us today.
Free Initial Case Evaluation for Automobile Accident and Personal Injury Cases in the Orlando, FL area.
At The Jaspon Firm, we never charge for a consultation for personal injury cases. As a matter of fact, we won’t charge you fees or costs unless we get a positive recovery in your case. We take all of our injury cases on a contingency basis. Therefore, it doesn’t cost you anything to hire us unless we are successful in getting a recovery for you in your case.
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