Truck Accidents in Construction Zones

Miami Lawyers Advocating for the Rights of Motor Vehicle Collision Victims

Construction zones are dangerous areas due to many different factors. One of these factors is the presence of various types of trucks, like dump trucks or cement trucks, which require specialized skills to operate. These trucks must navigate to and from construction sites often, and when the drivers do not take proper care in these areas, serious accidents and injuries to others on the road can result. The Miami truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon assist victims who have been injured in a truck accident in a construction zone pursue legal action against those responsible for their harm. Trucking accidents often include many parties, and when there is a construction site at issue, the range of people and entities involved may expand even more.

The team are committed to making sure that victims understand their rights, and our attorneys aggressively represent clients in negotiations and any necessary litigation. Our firm offers legal representation to residents of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, as well as other areas of South Florida. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to a devastating trucking accident, contact our office to schedule a free consultation and talk to an attorney today about your legal options.

Truck Accidents in Construction Zones

South Florida residents encounter construction zones daily, since many roads and highways like I-95 and the Turnpike are consistently being improved. Unfortunately, these areas are also a common site for serious and sometimes fatal truck accidents. The Federal Highway Administration has reported that 30 percent of all fatalities in work zones have been due to a truck, with six times more fatal construction zone accidents occurring on a weekday as opposed to Saturday or Sunday. Truck accidents in construction zones can be caused by a variety of negligent activities by a truck driver, including:

  • Speeding, which is especially dangerous when a truck driver is traveling through a narrow passageway marked by orange barrels or cones
  • Distracted driving, which is most often caused by a truck driver’s boredom or fatigue after spending too many hours on the road
  • Tailgating
  • Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of accidents that occur in construction zones, but head-on collisions can happen as well. These crashes may leave victims with significant, life-altering injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries or paralysis.

Liability for Construction Zone Truck Crash Injuries

Although construction zones post reduced speed limits to increase safety, not all truck drivers adhere to those rules, and combined with lane closures, less room to navigate, and other hindrances to maneuverability, serious collisions can result. When a driver’s negligence contributes to causing an accident, they should be held accountable for the harm caused, as well as any other party that may have contributed to creating a hazard. Victims can pursue personal injury cases against a driver, a trucking company, or even a construction worker or company that has acted negligently, leading to an accident. A victim must show that the defendant breached an owed duty of reasonable care, which caused his or her injuries and resulted in damages. If these elements are met, a victim can recover damages for past and future medical costs, loss of income, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Certain relatives can also file a wrongful death case on behalf of a lost loved one when a truck accident has caused a fatality.

Seek Representation from a Truck Crash Attorney in Miami

Because of the extensive evidence that needs to be collected, and the information that needs to be sorted out regarding fault in these cases, it is important to contact a knowledgeable truck accident attorney as soon as possible following your collision. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon are available to help you determine your next legal steps in the aftermath of a construction zone crash. If you have been injured, or a family member has lost their life due to a negligent truck driver, call 877.499.4878 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help. We represent people throughout the areas around Miami, and West Palm Beach.

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