Dallas, TX-Road construction often causes delays, winding stretches, and traffic, but most of all they are creating deadly hazards for motorists across the United States. Leading personal injury accident lawyer, Amy K. Witherite, reports that over the last five years highway construction zones have injured at least 200,00 people and led to 4,700 fatalities, which accounts for over two a day, , as reported by the Dallas Morning News.
An easily corrected construction hazard, pavement-edge drop-offs, have contributed to the deaths of 160 people, and injured 11,000 others every year. On September 15, 2005, Bryan Lee, 26, was on his way to work, while traveling on FM51 west of Forth Worth, when he came around a curve in the road and the wheels of his motorcycle slid off the asphalt edge. Contractors, who didn’t finish the roadway, just two days before Lee had his accident, left the drop-off in the asphalt there. The pavement contractors reportedly did not have the equipment to finish the road, which left a steep drop-off in the asphalt that continued for miles, and didn’t plan to finish the road for a few days. Lee fell from his motorcycle and was struck by a pickup truck.
Construction zones produce dozens of hazards like concrete barriers in the wrong position, old lane markings, lack of warning signs, and unfortunately there is a lack of regulations that mandate safety measures to be implemented. Contractors often face fines when guidelines are violated, or they are fined because of ignorance, carelessness, or to save money. The problem is that contractors continuously are being hired, and the dangerous and often fatal practices stand uncorrected.
Top personal injury attorney, Amy K. Witherite, maintains when motorists are injured or even die because of the negligence of road construction contractors who leave road construction incomplete and in a dangerous and hazardous condition, you may have a personal injury claim in the state of Texas. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed because of a contractor’s carelessness you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Contacting a Dallas personal injury lawyer who is experienced with personal injury accident claims may help you recover any damages you maybe entitled to.
Texas personal injury claims new for Dallas automobile accident victims by Amy K. Witherite, a Dallas personal injury lawyer.
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