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With road maintenance, widening and construction comes confusion for local drivers. While the benefits of new roads can increase safety, the construction period can be confusing and often dangerous for commuters.
The unforeseen obstacles and hazards that come with unfamiliar lane changes, closed or relocated exits and the addition of D.O.T. equipment and personnel on the roads will require extra attention from all drivers traveling through these areas. Reduced speed limits help you to pay attention, but everyone must be vigilant. Sudden stops can leave you in the position to be hit from behind. You may not have a safety lane to pull over to in the event of an emergency like a flat tire or overheating engine.
Everyone around is put at risk by distracted drivers, even more so in a construction zone. Phones, food and other distractions need to be set aside where traveling through construction zones. It typically does not take long to pass through these areas. Keeping an eye out for the upcoming traffic changes needs to be top priority for anyone driving through construction zones
Everyone that goes to work has the right to work in safe conditions. This is especially important to those men and women that work constructing and repairing our roads. They deserve your undivided attention. Protections have been written into CT law to ensure that anyone endangering a highway worker will face additional charges in the case of an accident that causes physical injury.
AN ACT CONCERNING HIGHWAY WORK ZONE SAFETY.
Road Construction Car Accidents victims can suffer a range of injuries, from broken bones to brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Whether the injury causes temporary or permanent disability, you may need compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. To recover adequate compensation, you will definitely need representation from an experienced attorney.
When an accident in a road construction area is caused by a reckless, drunk or distracted driver, you may be able to collect double, treble or punitive damages.
If you are injured by an uninsured/underinsured driver or if you do not have health insurance, you will still be able to pursue a claim under applicable law in Connecticut.
If you are a road construction contractor that has suffered an injury on the job The Workers’ Compensation Act of the Connecticut General Statutes provides medical benefits and wage replacement for injured workers. On-the-job injuries are typically covered by workers’ compensation, even if the worker is at fault.
Workers’ compensation provides compensation for a percentage of the worker’s lost wages, permanent disabilities, impairment of earning capacity and certain types of scarring and disfigurement. It also provides medical benefits for treating the injury/illness and to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses.
If a negligent third party was responsible for your injury, you may be able to collect additional damages in a separate personal injury suit. Third-party suits can provide compensation that is not available under workers’ comp such as pain and suffering or loss of life’s enjoyment.
Regardless of the nature of the vehicle accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney about your injuries as soon as possible. You should also seek medical attention immediately after an accident, even if you think your injuries are minor. Even if you do not have health insurance, you can get treatment with workers’ compensation benefits and/or with letters of protection in third-party suits. Do not let lack of insurance prevent you from filing a claim.
At Tindall Law Firm we take personal injury cases very seriously and devote the time and resources necessary to bring your case to a successful resolution. As an experienced lawyer with 24 years of specialty in the field of injury and worker’s compensation law, Attorney Tavis Tindall understands the importance of working closely with clients from beginning to end. From car accidents to slip-and-fall accidents and spinal cord injuries, attorney Tindall and his staff provide zealous advocacy and quality service, while maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards.
In addition to personal injuries, we also provide workers’ compensation representation to Connecticut workers in numerous occupations, including, but not limited to, construction, nursing, truck driving and industrial work. We can assist you with your worker’s comp claim as well as any third-party negligence suits.
For a free consultation with a Waterbury personal injury attorney, please call 203.755.0018 or contact us online. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, you pay no fee unless we recover damages for you.