According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were almost 30,000 crashes and construction zones in 2019 alone. Dealing with traffic and unsafe drivers can make driving stressful enough. But throwing construction zones in the mix can make driving even more challenging, because you're going to be facing things like:
- uneven pavement
- narrow lanes
- concrete barriers
- sudden changes in the speed limit.
Although roads are typically owned by city and state governments, the construction is usually done by private companies.
There are a couple of ways drivers can be seriously injured or killed in construction zone crashes. The first way is when they aren't warned about an upcoming change in the road condition. Now this is especially dangerous when they're driving at night. The second way is when construction zones are left without warnings at night. They may have signs up, but without lights and reflectors, it's not going to do any good to help drivers at night. Now, even if the construction companies do everything right, there's still going to be reckless drivers out there that cause wrecks by ignoring the warning signs and speeding.
If you or a loved one were injured in a wreck that happened in a construction zone, reach out to us. We're here to help guide you through this difficult process and keep you and your family moving forward.