Construction Accident Lawyers
Accidents on the job can have life changing consequences.
Construction work is one most of the most dangerous occupations in America, because construction sites are inherently dangerous – they are filled with powerful machinery, heavy materials and incomplete structures that don’t yet meet standard safety codes. Simple mistakes in this dangerous setting can have disastrous and even fatal consequences.
If negligence by a coworker or your employer has contributed to serious injury that has negatively affected your life, you have the legal power to hold the responsible party accountable through financial compensation. The law cannot restore your health, but the damages you stand to collect can help defray medical bills, lost wages and other costs of a debilitating injury.
At The Gori Law Firm, we will help you assess your legal options and choose a legal strategy that will help you collect the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Experience In Personal Injury And Workers’ Compensation
Depending on the details of the accident that caused your injury, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit, a workers’ compensation claim or both. Our lawyers have significant experience in both areas of the law, so we are equipped to help you pursue your case no matter the circumstances.
In our years of practice, our attorneys have recovered billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients who have been harmed through the negligence of others. Our former cases include a wide range of personal injury claims, including many associated with construction site accidents and many other causes. We also represent families that have lost loved ones to fatal accidents in wrongful death lawsuits.
Speak With A Personal Injury Attorney After A Construction Site Injury
If you have been involved in a serious construction site accident or you’ve lost a loved one to such an accident, it’s important to understand how to obtain the full compensation you deserve. Because personal injury claims are complex, it’s in your interest to work with a skilled and experienced law firm to reach the best available outcome in your case.
To schedule a free initial consultation and to learn what legal options may exist, contact The Gori Law Firm, at 618-659-9833 or contact us online. From our offices in Edwardsville, Illinois, we represent clients throughout Illinois and Missouri.
Construction Zone Accidents
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, thirty percent of all work zone crashes involve large trucks with 1,000 fatalities and over 18,000 injuries over the past five years Each state’s Department of Transportation controls construction zones on roads and highways and all signage.
Roadwork and construction zones and can be very dangerous due to the change in traffic patterns, sudden vehicle speed decrease, delays and traffic back-ups, and motorist confusion and distraction.
Our accident lawyers understand that a typical work zone area has four distinct sections that can be dangers to drivers:
1. Advanced Warning Area – Up to several miles ahead of a construction zone, this area has signage at specific intervals to warn motorists of upcoming construction. Sometimes traffic congestion occurs in this area and rear-end collisions are common. Drivers are to slow down and use extreme caution as they proceed.
2. Transition Area – Construction cones, barrels, and markers move traffic out of its normal path to allow for the closure of a lane and construction. Merge and sideswipes accidents happen here.
3. Activity Area – Construction work is happening in this area and can cause head-on and rear-end collisions. Drivers can be distracted by the construction activity around them.
4. Termination Area – This lane of the construction zone that tapers to allow for normal traffic flow beyond the road construction.
Unfortunately, there have been multiple times when the truck driver did not slow or stop and slammed the truck into stopped traffic, taking many lives. In these cases, we always want to answer not only why the truck driver did not stop, but also why he was put in the situation that led to the crash.
You Are Not Alone After A Serious Accident
The inherent hazards in a road construction zone pose a great danger to the traveling public and construction workers. If you or a loved one is involved in a construction zone accident, please email or call The Gori Law Firm in Edwardsville, Illinois, for an immediate, attorney-led evaluation of your case: 618-659-9833 or 618-659-9833.
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