Throughout the state of Maryland, you may see blocked-off construction zones on roadways and highways. But even though the Federal Highways Administration has enforced the National Highway Work Zone Safety Program to keep workers and passersby safe, we still see accidents occur. If you have been made a victim of a construction zone accident, continue reading to learn who the at-fault party is and how one of the experienced Baltimore County workplace accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Markey & Orsi can help you in identifying them.
Who is responsible for my construction zone accident?
There are many different possibilities as to whom the negligent party of your construction zone accident may be. For example, it may be a construction zone manager, a construction zone worker, or a passing automobile driver. And so, ways in which their negligence can be seen include the following:
- A negligent construction zone manager:
- Failing to follow federal safety regulations established by the National Highway Work Zone Safety Program.
- Failing to post adequate warning signs and signals, along with lane barricades.
- Failing to properly train workers before operating construction vehicles or heavy machinery.
- Failing to dismiss workers when they are visibly drowsy or fatigued.
- A negligent construction zone worker:
- Failing to operate heavy machinery with care.
- Failing to proceed with caution when driving a construction vehicle.
- Dropping debris from heavy machinery.
- A negligent automobile driver:
- Failing to abide by the posted warning signs and signals.
- Failing to drive within the established lane barricades.
- Speeding through a construction zone.
- Driving distractedly through a construction zone.
What damages can I recover for my construction zone accident?
If you wrongly incurred injuries and damages after a construction zone accident that was no fault of your own, then you mustn’t sit back and suffer these consequences. Instead, you should seek justice and receive financial compensation via a personal injury claim. So long as you are successful, you may be able to recover any or all of the following damages:
- The cost of your current and future medical bills (which include your hospital stays, surgeries, treatments, rehabilitation therapies, medication, handicap accessories, etc).
- The cost of current and future domestic services (which you were able to provide to your family before your injuries).
- The cost of your vehicle damages (if you were driving leading up to your accident).
- Your current and future lost wages (due to your inability to return to work or work in your field ever again because of your injuries).
- Your pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.
For legal assistance, reach out to one of the skilled personal injury attorneys in Baltimore County. We look forward to hearing from you.