Cherry Hill Work Zone Accident Lawyers

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Cherry Hill Work Zone Accident Lawyers

Cherry Hill attorneys advocating for accident victims in South Jersey

Road work, whether it’s on Route 70 or I-295, can be dangerous for the workers and any drivers or passers-by who are near the construction site. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill work zone accident lawyers understand the best practices for construction work. We work with construction professionals, engineers, the police, and our investigators to show how construction accidents happen and why the responsible parties should be held accountable for your injuries or taking the life of your loved one. Our car accident lawyers are respected throughout South Jersey for our impressive record of jury verdicts and high settlements. Let us help you, too.

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Who can file a work zone accident claim in Cherry Hill?

Anyone who is injured in a work zone accident can make a claim for compensation. At Ferrara & Gable, we help:

  • Workers who are not covered by workers’ compensation, or who have a third-party claim
  • Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Cyclists
  • Motorcycle riders

We also represent families when a loved one is killed in a Cherry Hill work zone accident.

What damages are available for a Cherry Hill work zone accident?

When we file personal injury claims, we demand compensation for all your current and future pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income and work benefits, property damage, scarring and disfigurement, and any other personal or economic damages.

When we file wrongful death claims, we demand compensation for the funeral and burial costs, the loss of financial support your loved one would have provided, the loss of guidance and personal support your loved one would have given each family member, and the value of the household services that would have been performed.

Where do work zone accidents happen in Cherry Hill?

Work zone accidents can happen on every road in Cherry Hill, from I-95 to Route 38 to the streets in local neighborhoods. Work zone accidents may happen along stretches of the highway, at intersections, alongside exit or entrance ramps, and on the shoulders of the road. Many work zone accidents happen because cars are confused about where to merge.

Why are work zone accidents so dangerous?

Construction work is dangerous because workers are watching what they’re doing, not the local traffic. Drivers may not know where to go if the directions are unclear, which means drivers can strike any workers in their path. Drivers may crash into other vehicles as they try to merge or rear-end cars that are stopped. The road surfaces may be uneven, filled with debris, or treacherous for other reasons.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, 778 drivers and passengers, and 173 pedestrian and bicycle riders died in work zone accidents nationwide in 2021. Eleven people in New Jersey were killed in work zone accidents in 2020.

Why do work zone accidents happen in South Jersey?

Drivers may cause work zone accidents if they:

  • Drive while distracted
  • Drive while intoxicated
  • Drive while tired
  • Violate any traffic laws such as speeding
  • Fail to merge carefully
  • Drive too fast for the work zone traffic conditions

At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill work zone accident attorneys review every step that construction companies should take to protect drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicycle riders, and roadway workers.

Who is liable for a Cherry Hill work zone accident?

Our Cherry Hill work zone accident lawyers file claims against all responsible parties. The negligent defendants may include one or more of the following, depending on how the accident happened:

  • The construction company or roadway maintenance companies responsible for the work. These companies should have the correct permits. They should understand the best practices for the type of work they do. They should work with local officials, including the police to help ensure accidents don’t happen. They should prioritize protecting the workers, cars, and anyone who might access the roadway near the construction site.
  • Careless drivers. Drivers need to follow work zone signs and prioritize the safety of anyone nearby.
  • The New Jersey Department of Transportation or other New Jersey agencies or entities. Whether the work is done on public or private roads, the government may be responsible if it fails to plan, supervise, and monitor the construction work that is being done.

Other defendants may also be responsible.

How can drivers avoid work zone accidents?

Drivers should obey the reduced speed limits, be courteous to other drivers who are trying to shift lanes, follow any directions, look for workers who might be nearby, avoid tailgating, and be conscious of the type of road surface they’re driving on. Drivers should be patient especially if they need to take the same route every day.

However, construction companies and state agencies also need to take precautions to help residents and commuters avoid crashes. Some of those precautions include:

  • Warning everyone who comes near the site that there is construction work ahead. The warnings should include overhead signs, roadside signs, and signs along the shoulder of the road.
  • Designing the traffic routes so that drivers change lanes far away from the construction site
  • Making it clear when and where drivers are supposed to shift lanes
  • Posting reduced speed limit signs
  • Placing cones and using other systems to mark where drivers can and can’t drive
  • Placing barricades in a position to guide drivers and protect the construction workers
  • Using clear detour signs
  • Ensuring that trucks, bulldozers, tree-lifts, and other equipment have room to navigate
  • Ensuring that any work done at night is well-lit

Do you have a Cherry Hill work zone accident lawyer near me?

Ferrara & Gable’s office is located at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. There’s parking nearby. The Rt. 38 bus stops near our office. If your injuries are too severe to come to our office, we will schedule a phone call or a video consultation.

Our lawyers are respected by former clients, insurance companies, and other attorneys for our dedication to our client’s well-being, our preparation, and our advocacy skills with adjusters and before juries. We’ll answer all your questions and prepare you for each stage of the claims process.

Injured in a work zone in South Jersey? Call our Cherry Hill lawyers today

Work zone accidents are avoidable. When work construction accidents do happen, they can cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, traumatic amputation, and many other serious injuries. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill work zone accident lawyers have the experience and resources to hold wrongdoers accountable. If you were hurt or a loved one died in a work zone accident, call us or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.