Road construction provides a number of dangerous obstacles to motorists, such as uneven lanes, confusing or missing signs, misplaced traffic cones or barrels, gravel and other debris on the roadway, poor lighting and other safety defects.
At Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney in Bridgeport, Connecticut, our lawyers represent people who have suffered serious injuries in car accidents due to defective road conditions. We also represent construction workers who are injured on the job. If you or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by road construction, call us at 203-335-5145 for a free case evaluation. Our lawyers handle personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Connecticut.
Who's Liable For Road Construction Accidents?
Determining liability in road construction accidents can be very complex and may involve multiple parties, including:
- The municipality responsible for maintaining the road
- The road construction company
- Another driver
- The manufacturer of equipment or supplies (such as defective guard rails)
In the aftermath of an accident, it's important not to discuss issues such as fault before you contact an attorney. A statement such as "I might have been driving a few miles over the limit" could result in the responsible insurance company blaming the accident on you.
In Connecticut, your recovery from a personal injury lawsuit can be reduced by any percentage of liability the court assigns to you. If you are found to be more than 50 percent responsible, you cannot recover damages.
For More Information About Road Construction Accidents
Before you talk to anyone else, talk to the attorneys at Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney if you have been injured in a road construction accident in Connecticut.