By: Brandon Stein
If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident near a construction zone, contact our Florida construction injury lawyers today.
Having a career in construction is a risky proposition. While some may say that construction workers assume the risk when they take the job, similar to football players that assume the risk when they strap on the pads, nevertheless it is a profession where every single day you go to work there is that small possibility that you may not come home.
As an Aventura lawyer that helps injured construction workers in Florida, frequently clients, or families of deceased clients, enter my office with tragic stories to tell relating to construction site accidents. Many times, the construction company is to blame for the injuries sustained by the Florida construction worker. Yet, as an attorney in South Florida, I find that sometimes the construction accident is unavoidable.
Just yesterday in Colorado, two construction workers were killed after a car traveling on a highway lost control. It is unclear as to the cause of this construction site car accident, but local authorities are only able to report that the driver of the vehicle was a 74 year-old man that lost control of his car while traveling through an intersection. Construction had been ongoing on the side of the roadway, which is precisely where the two workers had been located just before the car accident. According to reports, when the car lost control it careened off the highway and directly into the area where the men had been performing construction. The two workers died immediately upon impact.
While this accident remains under investigation, at this juncture it remains unclear whether any foul play is suspected on the part of the driver of the car or the construction company. Even if no fault can be placed on the shoulders of the construction company, this construction site car accident is a perfect example of the dangers of roadside construction.
Being a North Miami personal injury lawyer, I have come to realize that roadside construction work is perhaps the most dangerous type of construction to perform. You ultimately have two types of dangerous conditions — cars traveling on the roadway and the inherently dangerous task of construction work. A fatal car accident such as the one detailed above illustrates this very fact.