Houston Construction Zone Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in an accident involving a truck in a construction zone, it is essential to take immediate action to protect your health, livelihood, and your family’s well-being. At Williams Hart, our team of compassionate and experienced attorneys knows the devastation that a large vehicle can cause during a wreck. That is why we have successfully fought on behalf of countless people in the Greater Houston area.
National truck accident statistics reveal that Texas has some of the highest rates of construction zone truck accidents in the country. With Houston’s infamous traffic problems and extensive roadway system, not to mention its many building construction projects, our area is unfortunately rife with construction zone truck accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured by a large truck while in a work zone, let our professional construction zone accident attorneys help you through the legal process while you recover from your injuries.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Accidents that happen in construction zones are different in that they require a greater level of care to navigate. Truck drivers who are negligent in construction zones can cause serious accidents, so truck companies have policies that drivers are obligated to follow while traveling through them. These policies need to be investigated and considered when determining the responsibility of the driver and trucking company, and who to name in a lawsuit.
Additionally, there may be more than one party liable for the accident. Highway and construction companies are also expected to operate under a set of standards that provide protection and safety to drivers and passengers traveling through the area. Proper warnings and security measures are supposed to be followed as a matter of policy during construction. Failure to follow those safety procedures could mean that they are liable for your injuries. These complex considerations require an investigation by a trained construction zone accident attorney to determine who the responsible parties are.
Individuals who are hurt in construction zone accidents may find themselves in a seemingly impossible battle against a large construction or trucking company and their insurance corporations. With the overwhelming resources and financial backing of such large companies, victory can seem impossible. An experienced construction accident attorney will hold the responsible parties accountable and recover the damages you deserve for your injuries.
Insurance, construction, and truck companies alike will try to prevent you from receiving fair compensation and leave you to bear the financial and medical burden alone. The complex Texas legal process may seem daunting, especially while you are still trying to recover from the trauma of your injuries. A qualified construction zone accident attorney will negotiate with them on your behalf for a fair settlement.
An experienced and detail-oriented legal professional will be able to conduct an independent investigation of your accident to gather all the necessary evidence and identify all liable parties. The attorneys at Williams Hart are familiar with insurance agents’ tricks, so they will not accept settlement offers that are too low. Furthermore, Texas carries a two-year statute of limitations for claims on accidents, so the sooner you contact an attorney, the easier it will be to secure the compensation you’re entitled to.
There is no reason to go up against truck and insurance companies alone. Our construction zone accident attorneys can help you through the entire legal process and allow you to focus on your recovery.
Why Choose Us
The experienced Houston-area legal professionals of Williams Hart are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve to help with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Our attorneys believe that the person or persons responsible for your accident should be held accountable.
Our team of diligent professionals will help you gather all of your medical bills, police reports, and other documents relevant to your injuries. We will also thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the accident, calculate your damages, and advise you as to the best path forward to full recovery.
The expert truck accident attorneys at Williams Hart will communicate with the insurance adjusters and teams of lawyers on your behalf while you focus on your recovery. We will negotiate a fair settlement, or build the best case to present in court if a fair settlement cannot be reached.
We are not afraid to fight on your behalf, through negotiating a settlement or taking your case to court, no matter how big or resourceful the opponent might be. Williams Hart has been handling injury cases for clients across the Greater Houston area and Texas for over 25 years and are ready to do the same for you.
Williams Hart is a nationally-acclaimed personal injury firm with vast resources and trial-winning experience. Our dedication and success have also earned us a Tier One Regional Ranking with Best Lawyers for Best Law Firms in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions. At Williams Hart, we are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve after your construction zone truck accident so that you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Cases We Handle
The team at Williams Hart are experienced in successfully handling a variety of cases that involve truck accidents in construction zones. Our skilled attorneys will fight to win fair settlements for all victims who were injured in construction zone truck accidents. We are committed to seeking justice in cases that involve:
- Other motorists
- Personal injury
- Wrongful death
Whether you were a construction worker in a designated work zone or a passenger in another car that was hit by a truck in a work zone, you have the right to receive compensation from the parties that are responsible for your injuries. Cases that involve commercial trucks in areas with special conditions can be complicated. Let the experienced professionals at Williams Hart carry the legal burden for you by seeking justice on your behalf.
Texas Work Zone Crash Facts
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) warns drivers that as the state’s population continues to boom, the price of progress can mean more work zones on more of our state’s roadways. The agency has gathered the following facts and statistics about accidents in construction zones:
- There are 3,000 active work zones across 80,000 miles of state-maintained highways.
- In 2018, there were 25,162 crashes in work zones which resulted in 161 fatalities and 684 serious injuries.
- Eighty-four percent of these fatalities were motorists and/or their passengers.
The most significant fact the agency noted in its construction zone studies was that the leading causes of work zone crashes statewide were speeding and driver inattention, which are both preventable.
If you or a loved one was injured due to a careless truck driver in a construction zone, let the award-winning team at Williams Hart represent you in seeking compensation from the party or parties responsible. We are committed to fighting for justice on your behalf while you recover from your injuries.
Construction Zone Hazards
Work areas around roadways present more difficult environments to navigate, as they have unique conditions that require drivers to have greater levels of awareness. Some of the conditions of construction projects can be dangerous and lead to accidents if drivers aren’t paying enough attention. Some common construction zone hazards include:
- Uneven pavement
- Narrow Lanes
- Concrete barriers
- Workers on or near the roadway
- Slow-moving heavy equipment
- Vehicles that make sudden stops
- Abrupt changes in speed limits
TxDOT encourages drivers to pay extra attention to hazardous conditions around construction zones. TxDOT recommends that drivers follow posted work zone speed limits, avoid tailgating slower-moving vehicles, look out for workers and heavy equipment, obey crew flaggers, stay alert, and minimize distractions while driving through these areas. The agency also reminds us to expect the unexpected and not get frustrated while driving through work zones. In addition, TxDOT reminds drivers that fines double in work zones.
Commercial drivers are trained to pay due attention to these hazardous conditions while driving through construction zones. If a driver was negligent while navigating through a construction area in which they were supposed to be extra careful, then they may be liable for the injuries caused by their negligent driving. The team at Williams Hart will ensure that these drivers and the companies that train them are held liable for your injuries. Don’t wait to call our professional construction zone truck accident lawyers.
Contact Us Today
There are statutes of limitations that create deadlines for you to file an injury claim, so call us immediately for a free case evaluation. With millions of dollars recovered for clients over the years, Williams Hart has an extensive record of success in achieving the settlements clients deserve. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Houston-area construction zone truck accident lawyers, call us at or send a text to (713) 352-7071, or use the live chat feature here on our website.