Orlando Highway Construction Zone Accident Attorney
On Orlando roadways, construction zones present some of the most challenging situations for drivers. Most of the roads are redirected from one section to another adding many curves and lane changes. When roads are temporarily modified, heavy equipment is in use and workers are sharing the same space with vehicles, it presents a potentially dangerous scenario.
If you’ve been hurt while driving through a construction zone in Orlando because of someone else’s negligence, you can file a lawsuit for damages. At Farah & Farah, our Orlando highway construction zone accident lawyer understands the physical and emotional stress you’re under and we are here to help ease your financial burden and help you get your life back on track. Call our office today at (407) 329-5054 for a free consultation.
How Our Orlando Highway Construction Zone Accident Attorneys Can Help
The legal team at Farah & Farah is passionate about your case and we will spend time getting to know you as we go over your legal options. We will always treat you with respect and dignity and will fight hard for your rights. Some of the ways we will help include:
- Finding the right doctor to properly treat, rehabilitate and document your injury.
- Handling property damage for free. Helping you obtain a rental vehicle if yours was damaged.
- Gathering evidence by performing a comprehensive investigation of the incident.
- Fighting for the maximum possible verdict or settlement without charging you a dime until we win.
Who is Responsible for Accidents Caused by Dangerous Roads?
In Florida, governments and appointed businesses are responsible for ensuring that roads are designed and built safely. For accidents caused by the road, or when the road is a contributing factor to the collision, compensation may be sought from the government or business representatives who breached their duty to maintain safe roadways.
Federal, state and local governments may specify duties of entities responsible for the roadways. The duties include providing adequate space on the roadway so that emergency vehicles can pass, displaying construction warning signs and maintaining areas where it is safe for drivers to pass.
Common Hazards in Construction Zones
Construction zones are dangerous for both the construction workers and the drivers traveling through the area. In many cases, drivers are usually the most frequent fatality in crashes that take place in highway construction zones. Common hazards include:
- Limited space between the work site and roadway.
- Speed limit restrictions, merging lanes and heavy traffic.
- Uneven ground, construction debris and other obstacles in the work area.
- Obstruction of signs due to reduced visibility from weather or larger vehicles.
- Equipment, vehicles, and supplies needed for construction.
Although there are a number of hazards beyond this list, acknowledging some of the potential risks can help you stay safe.
Individuals who are injured due to hazards in a construction zone can seek damages against the negligent party. Some cases are against other drivers, while some involve government or construction companies because of inadequate warning signs, dangerous equipment, and unmarked road hazards.
Unfortunately, the government or construction company will not send you a check just because you file a claim. Investigations of the scene, survey records and proving that the government was aware of the poor working conditions are a few of the challenges with your claim.
Contact Farah & Farah Today for a Free Consultation
At Farah & Farah, our contingency fee policy means there is no financial risk to you, no out-of-pocket fees, and we only collect legal fees when we successfully win your case. The Orlando highway construction zone accident attorneys are here for you as you work through your injuries and focus on your recovery, so contact our office today and we can get the process started.