What Do I Need To Know If I Was Involved In A Work Zone Car Accident?

Driving in work zone areas can be especially dangerous, not only to drivers, but also to construction, maintenance, and utility workers trying to do their jobs in those areas.  There are many dangers associated with driving in work zones.  These include:

  • Driver distraction due to increased activity going on within work zones.
  • Sudden changes in lanes, markings, and signage in work zones.
  • Sudden changes in traffic speed in work zones.  
  • Drivers ignoring slower speed limits in work zones.

After an accident in a work zone, it is even more important to collect information and evidence, if it is safe to do so.  This includes taking photographs and video of the accident scene and of the vehicles and parties, making sure to take photos of the signage and road work around you (including slow speed signs, warning signs, and any changes or abnormalities in the driving lanes).  Finally, if the wreck involved work vehicles or big trucks, make sure to take many photographs of them, including any markings they may have.  

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