Construction zones are present everywhere on Florida’s highways and roads. When an area is marked as a construction zone, drivers have a heightened duty to pay close attention and safely navigate narrowed lanes or irregular traffic patterns. In spite of signs, cones and warnings, from 1982 to 2014, 24,745 people have lost their lives in construction zone car crashes. Many of these fatal motor vehicle crashes involve collisions that could have been avoided if drivers involved in the crash were more attentive or driving the speed limit.
Some construction zones may not comply with Florida Department of Transportation regulations related to marking work zones. Often, private companies may be responsible for a car accident due to failing to follow regulations that could prevent work zone car accidents. In these cases, a personal injury claim may be filed against the construction company for lost wages, pain and suffering and medical expenses due to a failure to provide reasonably prudent safety precautions.
In Florida, a person cited for exceeding the speed limit in a posted construction zone will pay a fine. It is typically double the standard amounts when construction personnel are present, operating equipment on the road or immediately adjacent to the road under construction.
If you were involved in a construction zone car accident and are concerned about your legal situation, then contact Milles Law Firm today at (855)553-3310 for a free initial consultation. Your Injury Your Rights Your Lawyer