Indianapolis Road Construction Accident Attorneys
Answer Frequently Asked Questions


What is considered a road construction accident?

Indiana has a significant amount of highway and road infrastructure, and the need for infrastructure repair, maintenance and construction is greater than ever. Municipalities and highway departments devote considerable resources toward redirecting and slowing traffic. Nevertheless, drivers still have accidents in road construction sites. Some causes and types of accidents include: 

  • Person struck by vehicle
  • Road construction site fall
  • Person struck by debris
  • Person struck by equipment
  • Collision with barrier
  • Vehicle strikes pothole or debris
What are the safety hazards that lead to road construction accidents?

In addition to the unique close interaction of work crews and rapidly moving vehicle traffic, road construction zones are filled with safety hazards including: 

  • Abrupt lane changes
  • Demolished pavement
  • Moving trucks and vehicles
  • Heavy machinery
  • Barriers and dividers
  • Potholes and debris
When should I call a road construction accident lawyer?

Road construction companies have a responsibility to maintain safe conditions for their employees and the driving public. When they fail to adhere to this responsibility, accident victims may have a legal remedy. These cases are complex. Before speaking with an insurance company, you may want to talk to an attorney versed in how road construction accident cases work.

How do I pick a road construction accident lawyer?

These cases are complex, and an experienced lawyer will draw not only on their legal experience but also the experience of experts in the field of civil engineering, traffic safety and construction. In Indiana, it pays to have a lawyer with a deep bench who is well-versed in the state and local statutes as well as experience and success in these types of cases.

Who is responsible for a road construction accident?

When incidents occur, they often fall into the following categories: poor road design, inadequate signage, distracted driving, impaired driving, unsafe speed, improper passing, construction errors or equipment malfunctions. It is the responsibility of road construction firms to maintain a safe environment for employees and drivers. It is the responsibility of drivers to follow the rules of the road.


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