Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston
Highway construction can be dangerous for many drivers, whether in the middle of the day or night. It requires drivers to navigate a complex and often confusing system of cones, signs, workers with hand signals, barrels, and lane changes. Workers are managing flashing lights, noisy vehicles, heavy equipment, and sometimes even hazardous materials. All of this contributes to a very distracting environment. If you or a loved one was injured in a construction zone, contact a local personal injury lawyer in Houston to discuss your case.
The dangers of highway construction
Some drivers don’t pay attention or speed through construction zones, putting themselves, other drivers, and the construction workers in danger. At the same time, some employers don’t establish a safe work site, follow best practices, or enforce proper safety procedures, creating a hazardous environment for their workers. Work taking place at night, even with flashing lights and brightly lit work zones, can be particularly dangerous.
Injuries in a construction zone
Workers injured while working on highway construction can sustain significant injuries: broken bones, head injuries, lacerations and more. Because of the nature of their work, these workers often find themselves with weeks or months of lost wages, and medical bills adding up.
Drivers can also sustain significant injuries. If the work zone is not properly identified or illuminated, if workers aren’t paying attention, a driver can easily end up hitting a barrel, a tree, or a piece of heavy equipment while attempting to avoid hitting a worker. These can lead to severe injuries, as well as vehicle damage.
Why you need a lawyer
Whether you’re a worker or a driver, someone else may be at fault for your injuries. A reckless driver, a work site that isn’t set up safely, or even a manufacturer defect in a vehicle could all be responsible for your injuries. Hiring a personal injury attorney in Houston can help you recover financially if someone else is at fault.
Handling it on your own may mean settling for less than you deserve. Attorney Hinkle is here to make sure that you are compensated fully for your injuries.