Properly and safely constructed highways are an essential part of the infrastructure of any city and town in the United States. While these highways are necessary for drivers to be able to get from place to place or transport goods and products, the proper construction of highways is even most important, as dangerously constructed or improperly maintained highways can easily cause devastating accidents. Additionally, because of the high amounts of traffic many roads see, it is essential that construction companies working on these roads take all necessary steps to ensure that their work does not endanger the lives or wellbeing of others.
Unfortunately, many Americans are injured in accidents each year caused by construction negligence. Because it is a main responsibility of construction companies to create safe roads and manage the hazards of their construction sites, they can be held liable when accidents involving innocent motorists occur.
While construction sites have inherent hazards and certain roads can be more dangerous than others, general negligence on behalf of construction workers or managers often exacerbates these dangers. Some examples of construction negligence on a highway or busy roadway include:
Any of these irresponsible acts can cause serious harm to other parties and are something for which a reckless construction company should be held accountable.
When a highway is obstructed because of construction negligence, or if it becomes dangerous due to such negligence, those who are injured as a result may be able to seek financial restitution for their injuries and losses. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, our legal team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims of such accidents. Call (414) 271-0900 today to discuss your situation and learn more about your legal rights.