As a safe driver, you do everything you can to prevent accidents. Sometimes, they can be unavoidable because of negligent actions by another party. For example, if you’re approaching a construction zone that wasn’t marked properly and get into an accident, you could be in a position to make a claim.
Why should a construction zone be marked accordingly? Usually, these areas are marked to give drivers time to slow down or move into another lane. For example, if the right-hand lane is being worked on and there is no sign to say so, a driver traveling in that lane may collide with equipment or workers positioned there. Drivers who are unaware of a construction zone may also travel faster into the area than they would if signs were posted. That can mean injuries that are much more severe than if the driver was traveling at a slower speed.
While many focus on the injuries construction workers may face in these construction sites, the fact is that construction teams can be negligent, too. Unmarked construction zones, poorly parked equipment, or other dangerous actions could put drivers at risk on the highway. After an accident, getting a police report is vital. You’ll want to make sure your report indicates that there were no construction site warnings, so you can prove that the team was negligent when working on the roadways.
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