Austin Road Construction Accidents Lawyer
Austin personal injury lawyer can assist you in getting the compensation you need to recover after an accident.
It seems there is always some type of road maintenance or construction going on in Austin and throughout Travis County. While these projects provide people in the construction field with steady employment, they tie up traffic and can put both workers and drivers at risk. Road construction accidents occur for a variety of reasons and can leave you suffering serious and potentially life threatening injuries. In these situations, Austin personal injury lawyer Stephen G. Nagle provides the aggressive legal representation you need to recover.
Protecting You Against Injuries Caused by Roadway Construction Accidents
Car accidents are an all-too-common occurrence, both here in Austin and throughout the state. On roads and highways under construction, the risks are even more significant. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), close to 100,000 of these accidents occur each year. On average, they occur roughly once every five minutes, injuring more than 70 people and proving fatal for roughly 10 others each day.
While these types of crashes can cause serious injuries to motorists, roadway construction workers are particularly vulnerable. With little to protect them in accidents involving motor vehicles, the injuries they suffer tend to be severe. Unfortunately, the FHA reports that while road conditions and adverse weather can make these accidents more likely to occur, the dangerous driving behaviors of motorists are often the underlying cause. Actions that can put drivers and workers in danger of roadway construction accidents include:
- Speeding and going too fast for conditions;
- Disregarding signs and signals directing traffic;
- Distracted driving, such as using cell phones or texting;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or even prescription and over the counter medications.
Get the Compensation You Need to Recover
Drivers injured in road construction accidents may be entitled to compensation through an insurance claim, depending on whether they or another driver was responsible for the crash. For roadway construction workers, there are several options in seeking the compensation you need to recover:
- File a claim against the at fault driver’s insurance company;
- File a claim with your employer to get workers’ compensation benefits through the Texas Department of Insurance;
- File a personal injury claim, seeking compensation through a lawsuit filed against the at-fault driver in court.
Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may be entitled to benefits through workers’ comp while also pursuing a personal injury claim. One of the advantages to filing a lawsuit is that you can seek reimbursement for any future medical costs and lost wages you are likely to incur, along with compensation for the pain, suffering, and mental anguish your accident and injuries result in.
Contact Austin Personal Injury Lawyer Stephen G. Nagle
Road construction accidents can leave you suffering permanent disabilities. To help ensure you get the maximum amount you are entitled to in a claim, contact Austin personal injury lawyer Stephen G. Nagle and request a consultation to discuss your case today.