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Houston Construction Zone Collisions Lawyer

For the benefit and safety of all motorists driving on state and federal roadways, undertaking routine maintenance work and construction is crucial. However, despite the numerous measures that construction workers take to notify oncoming motorists (posting signage, wearing bright-colored clothing, using flaggers, etc.), motor vehicle accidents continually occur in road work zones.

If you or someone you care for were seriously injured in a construction work zone traffic accident recently, you might have a viable claim to bring against the parties responsible for causing your injuries with help from a knowledgeable car accident attorney. For assistance with filing and pursuing your civil injury claim, call now to discuss your case with a Houston construction zone collisions lawyer.

Common Causes of Construction Zone Traffic Accidents

While numerous factors can contribute to a road work zone collision, certain causes of work zone accidents are cited more frequently than others. Some of the more commonly recurring causes of road work accidents in Houston include the following:

  • Distracted or inattentive driving
  • Speeding
  • Improper construction zone setup
  • Poor driving conditions (like inclement weather, low visibility)

Determining the actual and proximate cause of a construction zone collision is critical to figuring out which of the parties involved could be liable for damages. A skilled civil litigator with experience handling these cases could assess an injured party’s claim and pinpoint which at-fault parties you could recover monetary damages from.

Recoverable Damages for Work Zone Accident Injuries

When a motor vehicle collision occurs in an active construction zone, the potentially life-threatening injuries and extensive property damage caused can be truly devastating. An experienced Houston attorney could work to ensure the damages award a construction zone accident victim receives will sufficiently compensates them for their injury-related losses.

The claimant in a lawsuit may recover compensatory and exemplary damages for their injuries. Compensatory damages, as defined under Texas Civil Practices & Remedies Code § 41.001(8) are the economic and non-economic damages awarded to an injured party to compensate them for the losses they incur. Economic damages, defined under Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 41.001(4) provide compensation for pecuniary losses (medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repair costs); and non-economic damages provide compensation for things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship or enjoyment in life.

Unlike compensatory damages, exemplary (punitive) damages, as defined under Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 41.001(5), are disciplinary and act to deter others from committing similar deplorable acts rather than to compensate an injured party. Punitive damages are only awarded in cases where the claimant can prove by clear and convincing evidence that the harm the opposing party caused them resulted from fraud, malice, or gross negligence.

Speak With a Houston Construction Zone Collisions Attorney

Road construction zone collisions are a severe problem, evidenced by the hundreds of worker fatalities and the tens of thousands of road construction zone collisions that occur on the state’s roadways each year. In personal injury cases where a claimant sustains injuries in a work zone crash resulting from negligence, the wrongdoer(s) responsible may be held liable for the fallout.

When you sustain bodily harm in this way, assistance with filing a lawsuit is just a quick phone call away. To learn more about your potential legal recourse, reach out to a Houston construction zone collisions lawyer to discuss what you should do next.

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