Taking Legal Action to Fight for Compensation in East Tennessee
Our Morristown construction accident lawyers at The Terry Law Firm know what can happen when you drive into a work zone. Suddenly, you are surrounded by heavy equipment and work crews. The road quickly becomes an obstacle course. If the work zone lacks warning signs or clear instructions, car crashes can easily occur.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction zone accident, you may be entitled to compensation, and we are well-prepared to take all legal action available in order to ensure that this happens.
Work Zone Accidents Are a Problem in East Tennessee
According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, more than 2,000 work zone accidents occur every year in construction zones, short-duration maintenance or utility zones and other types of road work sites. Tennessee is so concerned about car accidents in work zones that the state initiated the “Between the Barrels” construction zone awareness program for teenage drivers. The most recent Tennessee data shows that nearly 200,000 teen drivers were involved in car crashes between 2003 and 2007, including wrecks that occurred in work zones.
Many different factors can combine to cause a work zone accident, including:
- Insufficient warning signs
- Negligently placed or missing barriers
- Confusing temporary lane markings or striping
- Equipment or debris blocking a lane
Determining Liability for Your Accident Case
Government entities or their contractors may be held liable for losses that work zone accident victims suffer. Our Morristown construction accident attorneys have investigated hundreds of work zone vehicle accidents throughout East Tennessee. We know how to perform the detailed research and analysis necessary to establish who was responsible for the hazards at a work site and how they directly contributed to your accident and injury.
Guiding You Through Every Step of the Process
If you have been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident in a Tennessee construction zone, we may be able to help you recover compensation for expensive medical bills and other losses. Each case is unique, but we can determine the legal options available to you and guide you through every step of the process toward a sound recovery that meets your needs.
To schedule your free initial consultation, call us at (423) 586-5800 today.