If you or someone you love was involved in a construction truck accident, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may assess your case and find the best options for legal action. To get started with a free consultation, call our offices today: (800) 794-0444.
Legal Guidelines for Motorists and Construction Crews
There are work zone laws in place for motorists and construction crews that make driving and working on roads harmonious. Unfortunately, drivers and construction crews can be negligent in unique ways. The construction truck accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can review your case and advise the best plan of action. In any case, it is useful to have a good understanding of what’s required of everyone involved in working on or passing through a construction zone on the road. The following guidelines may be helpful to review if you are considering making a claim for your construction truck accident case.
What Motorists Need to Know
Urban roadways are more likely to experience a work zone crash with a construction truck, but they can happen in rural areas, too. Knowing the laws and regulations surrounding construction zone traffic may help you understand potential claims and liabilities.
- Drivers and passengers are likely to be injured or killed in a work zone accident, according to page 15 of the Illinois Department of Transportation 2018 Crash Facts & Statistics report.
- Drivers can only use hands-free electronic communication devices while driving so that their undivided attention is on the road and controlling the vehicle. It is illegal to talk on the phone, even a hands-free one, while driving.
- Workers do not need to be present to receive a ticket in a designated work zone.
- Regulatory speed limit and work zone signs will designate any area that increased fees may apply for speeding in a work zone.
- A person can be charged with reckless homicide for a fatal work zone crash, and may face felony charges with required prison time.
What Road Construction Workers Should Know
- When a work zone is created along a road, one- or two-way traffic must be maintained if deemed safe, and closed off if not.
- If there is one-way traffic, the contractor or an authorized agent is required to supply “no fewer than two flagmen, one at each end of the portion of highway or bridge” where traffic is permitted.
- Portions of highways or bridges closed to traffic must have safe, suitable warning signs as set by the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways.
- Any contractor who fails to follow road work regulations is responsible for “any person injured for any damages sustained thereby,” including damages sustained by the loss of life.
If you suffered any injuries or loss as a result of the negligence of a construction crew or motorist, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can build a case for you. Call us at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your legal options with a member of our team.
For a free legal consultation with a construction truck accidents lawyer serving Cicero, call (800) 794-0444
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Are Your Cicero Construction Truck Accident Lawyers
When you work with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we won’t just build your case, we will give you a thorough understanding of what you can pursue, and the best way to do it. Our lawyers are proactive in assessing every aspect of the case, and holding negligent parties accountable. Do not worry about building a robust case for yourself—leave it up to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
Determine All Potential Liable Parties
Our team will determine all liable parties and hold them accountable for your injuries. Here is a non-exhaustive list of claims you may pursue for your construction truck accident case:
- Personal injury claims (two years)
- Ambulance and transportation expenses
- Costs of hospitalization and immediate medical attention
- Costs of ongoing medical treatment concerning injuries related
to the accident
- Lost wages from missed time at work after the accident
- Potentially lost wages from an inability to find work due to injuries after
- Funeral costs (if the claim is being made on behalf of a loved one who died as a result of the accident)
- Property damage claims (five years)
- Damage to your car
- Rental car costs (not covered by insurance)
- Car seat replacement: Car seats must be replaced after any accident, in order to retain effectiveness.
- Replacement of any other valuables damaged in the accident
A Cicero truck accident lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm is capable of handling all your construction truck accident concerns, and we know the burden of proof in these types of cases is high. The only thing you should worry about is returning to normal life after the accident.
Build a Strong Case Against Negligent Parties
A lawsuit for injury cases involving commercial vehicle accidents must prove that the operator of the construction truck was negligent. It is best to give us a call as soon as the accident happens and you are safe. Here is what Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will do to build your case:
- Collect evidence, police reports, and insurance information from all parties
- Gather witness testimony
- Look into public records to see if the contractor has a history of accidents in or out of the area
- Research well-known accident areas, and determine if the location is commonly the site of construction truck accidents.
Our construction truck accident lawyers will do all of this, and more, in order to make sure that we explore every possible angle for the damages and losses that are at stake for you.
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Get Help from a Cicero Construction Truck Accident Lawyer Today
Each case is unique, and will require a thorough investigation into potential claims. Do not wait to figure out if you have a case, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today: (800) 794-0444
Our work with your case can begin the moment you give us a call.