Georgia Auto Accidents: Construction Zones Pose Serious Risks


October 25, 2010

Construction Zones: we know they are approaching as we begin to notice signs and flags. Most drivers assume that the special laws regarding speed and increased fines in construction zones are designed to protect those performing work. While this is one purpose of such laws, these laws are also designed to prevent construction zone automobile crashes and trucking accidents.

Many motorists do not realize that construction zones are a major cause of motor vehicle accidents. Almost 1,000 people are killed and another 40,000 are injured annually in construction work zones. Over 85% of those killed in construction zones are either drivers or passengers. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we represent those seriously injured or killed in car crashes and trucking accidents throughout the State of Georgia. If you or someone you love is injured or killed in a work zone car or truck accident, our caring team can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Construction zones often are confusing and distracting for drivers. Distracted driving is the leading cause of auto accidents so it is little wonder that construction zones, which offer a multitude of distractions, are so dangerous. There is no nationwide set of standards or regulations that govern construction zones. Individual state safety standards and regulations vary greatly. If you are injured in a work zone traffic accident, it is important to have a law firm represent you that is familiar with the specific Georgia regulations and standards that govern work zones. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, has over 25 years of experience representing clients involved in serious traffic accidents, including auto accidents in construction zones.

Depending on the circumstances of your Georgia work zone auto accident, there are a number of parties that may be responsible for your injuries including construction contractors, other car or truck drivers, sign companies or governmental entities such as cities, towns or the State of Georgia. Our team at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, has both knowledge and experience with work zone accidents and will carefully investigate the circumstances of your accident to identify all appropriate parties who may be at fault for your injuries.

The nature of the work that goes on in construction zones makes certain types of hazards common including the following:

  • Equipment parked so it obstructs the roadway
  • Road debris
  • Lack of signs, traffic controls or barriers
  • Unclear signs
  • Confused or distracted drivers
  • Failure to update signs

Georgia has hundreds of approved highway construction projects that are pending as a result of the $400 million in federal stimulus funds. Unfortunately, these funds will likely have the unintended consequence of also stimulating construction zone accident rates. It is very important if you are driving through a Georgia work zone to be very attentive and alert. Even if you are very careful, you can still be involved in a serious car crash. If you or someone you love is injured in a construction zone car crash, Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, can protect your rights and help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

Call Montlick & Associates today to see how we can help. Our Georgia traffic accident attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter where you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away and we will even come to you.

Category: Auto Accidents

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