Road work is an all too common occurrence these days, so drivers need to take care when driving through a road work zone or in the vicinity of other construction near the roadway. Construction zones present several dangers to drivers, including: debris in the road, narrowed lanes, and the presence of construction workers and construction equipment. Because of these potential hazards, we here at the Wolfe Law Firm want to remind drivers to stay alert and stay safe when operating a car near construction sites.
Even when operating a motor vehicle cautiously, accidents can still happen, and a recent accident illustrates the dangers of driving through a construction zone. The Register Herald reports that a seventy-four year old woman hit a back hoe in a construction zone on State Route 55 between Beaver and Calvin, West Virginia. The accident occurred around 2:35 p.m. in the afternoon on December first, and injured both the driver and back hoe operator. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.
After a car accident or an accident related to a construction zone, the ensuing medical costs and automobile repair expenses can be quite large. If you or a loved one has been in such an accident, you should contact a West Virginia accident attorney to learn your rights. Not every accident gives rise to a legal claim, but consulting a lawyer after any car wreck is always a good idea.