In Florida, good weather allows road work and construction projects to be completed year-round, but this can cause delays and even crashes on the streets of Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, and other communities.
Claims arising from road work or construction sites tend to be more complex than other traffic accidents. If you’ve been injured, schedule a free consultation with Flaxman Law Group. Our offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami are conveniently located to serve you and our family-founded law firm brings compassion and years of trial and negotiation experience to every case.
How Are Road-Work Related Crashes in Florida Different Than Other Traffic Accidents?
Road work can create unsafe driving conditions due to increased traffic, uneven roads, and missing signs. The busy nature of construction sites and road work can block visibility and can create unusual traffic patterns. For example, two-way roadways can suddenly become single lanes, which can increase the likelihood of collisions.
Motorists are expected to slow down and use extra caution when driving near or through work sites. Even so, crashes can happen, especially if the work site operators don’t take adequate care to keep traffic flowing safely. Unfortunately, if you’ve suffered broken bones, a head injury, or any kind of injury in a road-work-related crash you may face additional challenges in getting financial recovery for your losses for a few reasons:
- Road work conditions may have caused your accident, but you still need to prove it.
- There may not be another car involved in the crash, making the claims process more complicated.
- There may be multiple parties, including the municipality, subcontractors, a construction company, and others involved in the claim, leading to finger-pointing and difficulties.
- Municipalities who contract road work are often protected from liability by Florida’s laws.
- The insurance companies construction companies use can be powerful and can pressure you to sign away your rights.
For all these reasons, if you’re in a car crash in a road work site or because of road work, contact a Florida car accident claims attorney. He or she can work with you to overcome some of these challenges so you can pursue the compensation you deserve.
Why Do You Need Hollywood Car Accident Attorney?
If you’re injured in a car accident in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, or anywhere in South Florida, you already have enough to worry about. You’re likely distressed about the crash and facing pain because of your injuries.
You don’t have to go through the claims process alone. Working with a Hollywood car crash claims lawyer means there is someone on your side, taking care of the details of filing a claim. An attorney also has the experience to gather evidence and build a strong case, working to increase your chances of fair compensation.
To learn more about what an attorney can do for you after your car crash, schedule a free consultation with Flaxman Law Group. Our team has more than 60 years of combined experience and our father-son attorney team has worked for insurance companies before devoting themselves to the law. They understand claims from both sides of the aisle and can use this to your advantage at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. Your fist consultation comes with no obligation and no cost, so you have nothing to lose by reaching out to us today.