Highway Construction Safety

The Charleston Gazette reported that one highway worker and six people were injured on Route 50 in Parkersburg, WV on Friday June 12, 2015, when a tanker tractor trailer went out of control in a highway construction zone and struck the worker and 4 other vehicles. Construction crashes are much more complex than the public realizes. Obviously, all drivers must slow down, obey the rules of the road, and keep their vehicles under control in construction zones. However, lawyers with experience in road construction cases also know that sometimes the department of highways and the road construction companies do not follow the road construction safety rules and put highway workers and other members of the traveling public at an increased and unnecessary of risk of death or serious injury. Therefore, when choosing a lawyer, make sure the lawyer you have has experience in roadway construction safety and has the expertise and experts in the area to fully evaluate your case. The Federal Highway Administration, the US Department of Transportation and OSHA have specific safety rules in place to prevent highway workers and others from being injured in construction zones. Therefore, any death or injury in a highway construction zone requires that the lawyer working the case do a full investigation to insure that all wrongdoers are held accountable to help make sure it doesn’t happen again.