Your recovery will inevitably require a great deal of expensive medical care, but getting the compensation you need after this type of crash isn’t easy—nor is determining who was at fault. From the construction company to the other driver, you can expect them all to deny liability.
So what do you do in this situation?
The best option is to contact a Baton Rouge road construction car accident lawyer from Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers to handle your case. The claims process in this type of collision can be complicated, especially when it comes to dealing with multiple parties who are at fault.
Cause and Fault in Roadwork Accidents
Determining fault in any car accident is complicated; however, this is particularly true when roadwork is involved. It’s the rare construction site that isn’t chaotic and disorganized, and this can be lethal when it’s paired with a nearby road or highway.
In some instances, the construction crew is at least partially responsible for what happened, which will allow you to seek compensation from their employer. Missing detour signs, machinery or debris left in the roadway, and inattentive traffic flaggers are just a few possible factors.
However, it’s just as likely that another driver was at fault. Distracted driving is always dangerous, but it can easily lead to a rear-end collision when a motorist is more focused on a cell phone than the traffic that’s suddenly slowing for roadwork.
Compensation for Your Accident Injuries
Whether a driver was at fault, the construction company was negligent, or something else was to blame, you deserve to be fully compensated for all of your crash-related injuries and losses.
The negligent party’s insurer will likely offer you a settlement early on, but you should be wary of these initial offers. Their goal is to get you to settle for as little as possible—and before you can get an attorney involved and discover the full amount you should be asking for.
We’re so confident that this initial offer will be a lowball amount that our firm promises a larger settlement than what they’ve offered, even after our fee is deducted.
These are just a few of the financial expenses and non-economic damages that will need to be considered when valuing your claim:
Current and future medical bills for treatments, medications, and equipment
Lost income and earning ability
Property damage and vehicle repair
Pain and suffering
Lost enjoyment of life
Contact a Baton Rouge Roadwork Accident Lawyer
Car accidents caused by road construction can become very complicated, very quickly. That doesn’t mean that getting compensated needs to be more stressful than the accident itself was, however.