Highway construction or maintenance zones are dangerous both for the people working there and for the motorists passing through. At the Charbonnet Law Firm, we represent motor vehicle accident victims — workers, local drivers, and out-of-state motorists — who were injured in accidents at or near road construction sites. For a free consultation about your claims,contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in New Orleans or Metairie.
Most Louisiana highway projects, whether for new construction or repair, are performed by private contractors who are responsible for compliance with an exhaustive set of detailed safety regulations. These regulations cover matters such as signs, closed lane markings, flagman placement, construction vehicle parking, visibility clothing, and many other considerations essential to the safe construction and repair of our roadways.
Even under the best of circumstances, a moment’s carelessness by a fatigued equipment operator can turn a moderately hazardous road into a deadly one. Unfortunately, many of the contractors and crews responsible for the safe repair of our highways have an imperfect understanding at best of the safety regulations that apply to their work.
Road construction accident litigation therefore often turns on showing that the contractors most directly responsible for maintaining a safe work site either violated specific safety regulations or had inadequate training for carrying out the proper safety protocols. Our investigation of the liability issues will also focus on identifying all potential defendants and accurately characterizing their respective roles in the accident.
Our experience with the development and presentation of solid damages claims in complex accident cases can represent a real advantage in favor of our clients, whether you were injured while working on the road crew or while driving through the construction zone. To learn more about our ability to represent your interests effectively,contact one of our New Orleans or Metairie Louisiana accident lawyers at the Charbonnet Law Firm for a free consultation.