Construction Zone Accidents Attorney
Highway, interstate and city road improvement projects are commonplace in Louisiana. The federal government and Louisiana government are investing more in our transportation infrastructure. This is great news for future travel, which will be better and safer. However, it equates to inconvenience, delay and danger to drivers and passengers now.
The following conditions create delays and dangers in construction zones:
Reduced speeds: vehicles deaccelerating will result in more rear-end accidents in construction zones.
Lane closures: When one lane closes due to construction, vehicles are forced to merge into another. This merging often creates sideswipe accidents.
Construction work and activity: Construction work on lanes and bridges creates distractions for drivers. These distractions cause rubbernecking, which often results in rear-end accidents.
Detours: Unfamiliar alternative routes create confusion for drivers. Confused and angry drivers are more prone to accidents when they do not know where they are going.
Louisiana Roadways Often Subject to Construction Zone Accidents
Construction zones create traffic delays and lane closures. Although traffic signs usually alert drivers to approaching construction zones, accidents still happen. The following Louisiana roadways are often subjects of roadwork resulting in construction zones:
Interstate 10: This major highway connects Louisiana with Texas and Mississippi. Interstate 10 crosses Louisiana towards the bottom of the state and is subject of improvement projects throughout the year.
Causeway Bridge: This roadway connects the northshore (St. Tammany Parish) with southshore (Jefferson Parish).
Airline Drive: This roadway is also known as U.S. 61.
Clearview Parkway: Jefferson Parish roadway in Metairie that runs North and South.
Veterans Boulevard: This roadway is subject of construction in both Kenner and Metairie.
Williams Boulevard: This Kenner roadway is often the subject of improvements that create delays and hazards.
People at Risk for Accidents in Construction Zones
The following people are at risk for injury in construction zone accidents:
Road crews (performing the work in the construction zone)
Police officers and state troopers (directing traffic and making these zones safe)
The above at-risk people may have tort and workers’ compensation claims arising out of accidents in construction zones. It is important that people injured in construction zones speak with an experienced accident attorney because they have additional rights by virtue of being “on the job” when the accident occurred.
Damages Available in Construction Zone Accident Cases
An accident victim may be entitled to the following damages and benefits:
Pain and suffering (in tort cases)
Mental anguish (in tort cases)
Past and future medical expenses (in tort and workers’ compensation cases)
Past and future lost wages (in tort and workers’ compensation cases)
Property damage (in tort cases)
Loss of consortium (in tort cases)
Louisiana Construction Zone Accident Attorney
Donald D’Aunoy Jr. “Lawyer Don” is a Louisiana Construction Accident Attorney. His main office is in Metairie, Louisiana. However, he represents clients throughout Louisiana. He makes free house calls to all of his clients at no extra charge. If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident within or near a construction zone, contact Lawyer Don today for a free case evaluation.
Types of Accident
- Head-On Wrecks and Collisions
- Rear-End and Tailgating Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Uninsured Motorist (UM) Accidents
- Construction Zone Accidents
- Interstate and Highway Collisions
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Distracted Driver and Texting Accidents
- T-Bone Accidents
- Pileups and Mutlit Vehicle Accidents
- Collisions with Animals and Livestock
- Uber And Lyft Accidents
- Bus, Taxi and Limo Accidents
- Drunk And Intoxicated Driver Accidents DUI & DWI
- Frequently Asked Auto Accident Questions