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Construction Site Car Accidents

Respected Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers Aggressively Pursuing Compensation on Behalf of Accident Victims Across Southern California

It seems that roads and highways in Southern California are constantly under construction. Not only that, but construction sites are constantly changing, meaning motorists must pay extra attention to road signs and other cues indicating where they should go. Sometimes, construction crews make mistakes in placing signs or create unnecessary dangers for motorists, which can lead to construction site car accidents. At Power Trial Lawyers, our dedicated team of Los Angeles car accident lawyers has more than ten years of hands-on experience helping accident victims and their families pursue maximum compensation for what they’ve been through by holding negligent parties liable for their injuries.

Who is Liable in Construction Site Car Accidents?

In most car accidents, the party who is most likely liable for an accident victim’s injuries is another driver. And this is also the case in many construction site accidents. For example, drivers must take extra precautions when navigating construction sites, ensuring that they pay attention to all construction signs, lane markings, and other indications of how they should proceed through the construction area. Some of the most common situations where another driver is responsible for a construction site accident include:

  • driver rear-ended another motorist because they didn’t see that traffic was slowing down in advance of the construction site;
  • A driver hits a construction sign or another motorist, which causes a chain-reaction accident involving several other drivers; or
  • distracted driver doesn’t follow the construction signs and causes a head-on collision by traveling down the wrong lane.

However, construction site accidents may also be due to the negligence of construction crews. A construction crew (and the government entity overseeing the construction project) has a duty to clearly mark the site, provide warning to motorists of an approaching construction project, and make sure that motorists are not put in danger, for example, by creating lanes of travel that are too narrow. Construction crews should also be sure to place all signage far enough away from the lanes of travel so as to not interfere with drivers’ ability to safely travel through the construction zone.

Damages in Construction Accident Cases

Motorists who are injured in a construction site car accident can bring a personal injury lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for the collision. If successful, an injured motorist can recover for the economic and non-economic damages they incurred as a result of the accident.

Economic damages refer to the out-of-pocket costs an accident victim faces due to the accident. For example, the following are all types of economic damages:

  • Medical bills
  • The cost of future medical treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Decrease in earning capacity
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages compensate victims for the emotional and psychological injuries they suffered due to an accident. These damages are more subjective because accidents impact victims’ lives in very different ways. However, as a general rule, non-economic damages following a construction site car accident may include the following:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

It is imperative to identify the full extent of your economic and non-economic damages to ensure you are fairly compensated in the wake of any car accident.

Reach Out to an Experienced Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer for Immediate Assistance

If you or a loved one was recently injured in a Southern California car accident, contact Power Trial Lawyers to schedule a free consultation. At Power Trial Lawyers, our dedicated team of attorneys works diligently to help each of our clients obtain the maximum compensation they are entitled to. We have more than a decade of experience successfully handling all types of car accident lawsuits, including those stemming from construction site car accidents. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with an attorney today, call (888) 808-2179. You can also connect with us through our online contact form. We proudly represent clients in Los Angeles County and Orange County and have conveniently located offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach.

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