Protecting the Rights of those Injured in Construction Zone Accidents in Southaven and Beyond

More than 50 years of dedicated personal injury service for clients in and around Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch

Construction zones can become a maze of merging lanes, confusing signage and distractions in every direction. All of these distractions should force drivers to stay alert and drive with caution. However, when they fail to do so, it can cause a construction zone accident.

The legal team at Taylor, Jones & Taylor knows that there can be a lot of confusion surrounding construction zone accidents. Since 1964, the firm has represented the interests of Mississippi clients and pursued justice on their behalves. With offices in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch, there is always an attorney nearby when you need one the most.

Common causes of construction zone accidents

About 85% of highway construction zone fatalities involve drivers and their passengers, as opposed to workers on the scene. The leading type of accident in a work area is the rear-end collision caused by sudden changes in the flow of traffic, including shifting, merging and lowering speed limits without sufficient warning, according to the National Motorist Association.

There are so many different things going on in a highway or local road construction project, and any one of more of those factors may contribute to an accident. Some of the common causes of crashes at construction zones include:

  • Ignoring signs, traffic directions and caution signs
  • Speeding
  • Lack of barriers designed to prevent drivers from crashing into construction areas
  • Poor visibility due to weather conditions or blinding lights over the construction zone
  • Road debris
  • Distracted driving

Determining fault in construction zone accidents

Because of all of the chaos that is often the case at construction zone accidents, there may be several factors that contributed to the accident. Therefore, there may also be several parties that may be held responsible, including the construction company itself, the workers and other negligent drivers. Each of these parties owes a duty of care to provide adequate warnings for motorists who must drive through the construction area, operate their equipment in a safe manner and to drive in a manner that respects the safety of other motorists who share the road. If that standard of care is breached, the negligent person or entity could be held accountable for your injuries.

When a person has suffered an injury during an accident in a construction zone, the law firm of Taylor, Jones & Taylor will hold the negligent parties responsible and guide their clients through the process of obtaining compensation for their injuries. When you need someone to fight for justice on your behalf, look no further than the law firm your neighbors trust.

Learn more about your rights after an auto accident in a construction zone

If you had a car accident while passing through a construction zone on a highway or a local roadway, the attorneys at Taylor, Jones & Taylor want to discuss your case with you.  The firm serves clients from their offices in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch and throughout Northwestern Mississippi towns such as Clarksdale, Cleveland, Batesville, Grenada, Oxford and Tupelo. You are invited to call 662.342.1300, or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment. How may we help today?