When road work is underway, it is essential that the work site is safe. Any failure in protecting workers or slowing or diverting traffic can lead to devastating injuries. If you have been injured in a roadway construction accident, contact the law offices of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff and Wolff LLP. Since 1922, we have been assisting residents in New York City pursue fair compensation for their injuries incurred due to negligence on the part of others.
Although there are many different ways accidents can occur on a roadway construction site, some types are more common than others:
In a roadway accident, multiple parties may be liable for a serious accident. The drivers on the road are responsible for being attentive in a construction zone – actions such as texting while driving and being inattentive behind the wheel can lead to an accident that holds them fully responsible.
Additionally, construction workers may also be held liable, if they are improperly operating on the site and creating danger by walking in and out of the road. In this case, construction companies may also be liable for any damages if their safety and training practices were not properly conducted.
Determining liability in a roadway construction accident can often be complicated, as it may involve multiple parties – and in some cases, even the construction company itself. In these cases, a strong, experienced lawyer is required to help initiate a thorough investigation to determine liability.
Additionally, dealing with insurance companies can often be a stressful endeavor – especially those covering large businesses such as construction companies. Often, these companies may offer a settlement that is far lower than initially thought, with the hopes that victims will take this quick settlement and not pursue the issue further. A skilled accident attorney can prevent any lowball offers, instead, negotiating for the maximum possible compensation needed for you to get back on track.
If you are the victim of a roadway construction accident, contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP today. You may have a right to compensation for your medical costs, lost income, ongoing care if needed and even damages for pain and suffering. We have the experience and knowledge on our side to fight for your right to fair compensation. Schedule a free consultation with us today.