Highway Work Zone Accidents
Construction Zone Accidents Injury Attorney
Tennessee is a great place to live and we frequently make Top 10 lists for all kinds of reasons, like “best bar-b-que” or “best place to raise a family”. However, there is one Top 10 list that Tennessee is on that we should not be – Tennessee ranks 6th in the nation for the number of construction zone injuries and fatalities per year.
Construction and work zones are a constant presence on the interstates, highways and backroads of our area. With the equipment, workers, and closed lanes, they can be difficult for drivers to navigate. All too often, drivers neglect to take even the most basic precautions in work zones such as slowing down to the posted speed, not talking on their cell phone or sending texts, or yielding the right of way to construction vehicles. This refusal by drivers to follow Tennessee laws puts workers’ lives in danger. In addition to negligent drivers, unsafe work zones can contribute to injuries and deaths suffered by Tennessee construction workers. If the jobsite is unsafe, such as misplaced equipment, poorly or unmarked construction zones, or failure to follow state safety regulations, then the company or government entity in charge of the construction zone can be held liable for injury or death to a worker.
The Nashville injury attorneys at Keith Williams Law Group understand how to investigate work zone accident scenes and how to assess what caused the accident and who is responsible for it. We are familiar with Tennessee’s safety laws and have access to industry experts who can identify factors involved in highway constructions accidents, such as defective equipment, inadequate signage, or unsafe or illegal driving practices.
NIOSH (the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) reports that approximately 500 construction workers are injured or killed in workplace accidents every year. If you have been injured in a highway construction accident or have lost a loved one in a work zone fatality, you deserve answers. How did this happen? Who is responsible? How will you get the financial recovery you are entitled to due to your injury or loss? These are all questions that we can find out the answers to, please call or email us for a no pressure and no cost consultation about your case.
Highway Work Zone Accidents Frequently Asked Questions
Can a construction worker collect punitive damages for an on-site accident in Tennessee?