Every year, hundreds of lives are lost in work zone accidents across the United States. In Illinois, a state known for its constant road construction, the risk is particularly high. The consequences of these accidents can be devastating, often leaving victims with severe injuries and families traumatized. Understanding the causes, consequences, and legal implications of work zone accidents is crucial for anyone who travels through these areas. At Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., we advocate for those who have been injured in auto accidents. We are here to provide the guidance you need as you seek compensation for your suffering. Contact our attorneys to receive legal advice pertaining to your case.
Roadwork is a common sight in Northern Illinois, with significant federal and state funds allocated for roadway repairs and expansion. As a result, motorists, construction companies, and highway maintenance workers must take necessary precautions to limit the risk of accidents. Despite these precautions, work zone collisions remain a significant problem.
The Federal Highway Administration estimates that approximately two percent of all motor vehicle fatalities occur within active highway work zones. A staggering 80% of these fatalities are drivers and passengers, with the remaining 20% being pedestrians and workers.
Work zone accidents can happen for various reasons, but distracted driving, speeding, and impaired driving are among the most common causes. Failure to observe posted signs and signals, or misjudging the speed of other vehicles, can also lead to accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a work zone accident, it is essential to understand your rights. Illinois law allows victims of such accidents to seek compensation for their injuries if they can prove that another party’s negligence caused the accident. This can include motorists, truck companies, construction companies, and even government entities.
At Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the complex legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. We have a track record of helping victims recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs.
In the unfortunate event that a work zone accident leads to a fatality, surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. This can provide financial compensation for economic and intangible losses, including funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of love, comfort, companionship, and consortium.
Work zone accidents can have life-altering consequences. At Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., we are committed to fighting for the rights of accident victims and their families. Our attorneys have significant experience handling legal issues related to work zone accidents, and we promise to treat you with respect, keep you informed, and advise you on the best course of action every step of the way.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a work zone accident in Illinois, do not hesitate to contact us. Let us help protect your rights and seek the justice you deserve.