Glendale Highway Construction Accident Lawyers
With over 10 million residents living and driving in Los Angeles County, it’s no wonder that the extensive street and freeway system is in a constant state of renovation and repair. The narrowed lanes, cones, temporary medians, and construction debris that are necessary when renovating and repairing streets and freeways can lead to hazardous conditions – and a serious or deadly accident.
If the legally-required signage is missing, if debris is left in the street, or other highway construction safety violations result in a collision, an injured person may have the right to file a claim or lawsuit with the responsible contractor or governmental agency to recover compensation for injuries, pain, suffering, and property damage. The lawyers at Aghabegian & Associates, PC have over 40 years combined of experience winning victims of construction accidents compensation for their damages. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a negligent construction area on the highway, contact us today and find out how we can help you.
A work zone is a portion of road or highway that is actively under construction or renovation. These zones are often left partially open to traffic, and are limited by reduced lanes, protective cones, temporary medians, and workers directing traffic.
Construction companies and city, county or state agencies establishing work zones on Los Angeles freeways are required to install signage to adequately warn drivers of work zone conditions ahead, providing them with warnings to slow down. Furthermore, there are legal requirements as to how tight temporary turns can be, and a range of other safety regulations associated with establishing a freeway or city street work zone.
When highway construction safety regulations are not followed, the risk of an accident increases. Some of the common causes of highway construction accidents include:
- Improper or inadequate signage to warn drivers of upcoming work zone conditions
- Sharp turns
- Dangerous road conditions, such as uneven pavement
- Poor post-construction road conditions due to errors in engineering or construction
- Equipment or construction vehicles entering the temporary roadways
- Construction debris left on the roadway
- Lack of proper design and marking of temporary lanes
- Lack of adequate lighting; and
- Utility holes left exposed
The inherent risks of work zones include collisions with concrete medians, rollovers, and other accidents which may lead to severe injuries or loss of life. Common injuries from highway construction accidents include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Nerve damage
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
The key to filing a successful claim is establishing that another party acted in a negligent manner, which directly caused your accident and injuries. In the case of construction accidents in Los Angeles and Glendale, the negligent party may be a construction company or a governmental agency such as Caltrans (the California Department of Transportation). Evaluating the conditions that caused the collision and identifying the responsible party is the job of your Glendale auto accident attorney – and our lawyers at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, have over 40 years of combined experience protecting the rights of the injured, including work zone accidents.
Determining the value of your case is a process that requires evaluating the economic and non-economic damages. Our purpose in determining the maximum compensation is to provide you with enough financial aid that you can put your life back together and be “made whole” as much as is possible, under the circumstances. Our clients are often compensated for:
- Immediate and future medical costs;
- Lost wages;
- Diminished earning capacity; and
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional anguish;
If you have a loved one who died in a construction zone accident, you and your family may have the right to file a wrongful death claim and recover compensation to assist in healing and supporting your family.
The complexity of work zone accidents makes filing a claim on your own very challenging, especially when it’s a government agency that’s responsible. Insurance and government agencies will attempt to place the responsibility on your shoulders to avoid legal liability, and when you’ve just suffered a severe injury, the last thing you need is to worry about legal deadlines – but when filing a claim against a government agency, you have very limited time. Our attorneys at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, take the burden off your hands, working diligently to recover the maximum in compensation while giving you the peace and freedom to focus on your health and recovery.
Our team at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, takes on cases with a personal dedication and passion for protecting the rights of our clients. We have over 30 years in practice and offer legal services in several languages including English, Farsi, and Spanish, and we have recovered over $125 million in compensation for the people we serve. We have the knowledge and over 40 years of combined experience to take your case through trial, and we don’t back down from a fight. All our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, and you owe us no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you through settlement or jury verdict. Let us help you today by scheduling a free consultation at (818) 507-4311.
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