Lever & Ecker, PLLC January 10, 2022 Car Accidents
Drivers in New York are familiar with the many construction sites all over the state. With a populated area, together with frequent and significant weather changes, New York’s roadways need constant care and maintenance to make sure they are safe. However, construction sites cause and contribute to numerous accidents, due to the many distractions and heavy traffic they bring. Even the twists and turns at construction sites that drivers need to maneuver around and through can lead to severe accidents.
While it is the driver’s responsibility to pay attention to the road, the construction worker also needs to make sure that nothing in or around the road can cause an accident. Drivers have an increased chance of being involved in an accident in and around construction sites. The damage that you can suffer may cause significant changes in your life. To make sure you recover all the necessary compensation, contact a car accident lawyer immediately.
The aftermath of a car accident in a construction zone can be chaotic and dangerous. Most car accidents are unexpected and happen without a moment’s notice, but following the steps below can help you feel more prepared and calm during this extremely stressful situation.
If you or another individual requires medical attention, contact law enforcement immediately, and they can send over both emergency medical care and a police officer. It is still essential to call the police even if you do not sustain any injuries. They can prepare an accident report that can serve as a vital piece of evidence in your accident claim.
Whether it was another driver who caused the accident or the construction company, getting the information of those involved is critical. When you have the person or company’s information, your car accident injury attorney can continue to gather essential details about the accident for your case.
One of the most important actions to take after an accident is collecting evidence. Pictures and videos are extremely valuable and can provide a full account of the accident. Other great forms of evidence are eyewitness accounts and security camera footage.
After the accident, depending on the severity of any injuries you suffered, you will want to visit a hospital, urgent care facility or physician. Even if you believe you were not injured in the accident, you may have latent injuries that slowly become apparent, some of which can be quite serious.
The importance of seeking legal assistance and representation regarding your accident cannot be overstated. Not only can you ask specific questions regarding your case, but you can also rely on their knowledge and resources to protect your rights while you recover. A personal injury attorney can significantly alter the outcome of your case, to your benefit.
Construction sites can have equipment, tools and supplies that are dangerous to drivers. There are safety procedures that construction companies must follow to allow vehicles to safely pass. However, if someone disregards or fails to follow those rules, you have the right to seek compensation for the damages you suffer.
Accidents involving a construction site can inflict severe, life-threatening harm. In addition to the injuries, the medical fees, treatment costs, and other financial expenses caused by the accident can be overwhelming. Our award-winning lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC have over 65 years of combined experience working with clients to protect their rights and interests. We dedicate ourselves to keeping our communities safe and will do everything in our power to recover the compensation you deserve.