Virginia construction zone accident attorneys
Virginia’s population has grown by more than 1.5 million since 2000. Our Commonwealth’s roads and highways need constant maintenance in normal circumstances, and this surge has put even more strain on our infrastructure.
Road crews are the price we pay for having such a robust economy in Virginia, but there’s also a downside to all this roadwork. Construction zones are cramped and dangerous places. Almost 1,000 people were killed, and more than 42,000 were injured in construction zone accidents in a recent year, according to the National Safety Council.
If you were harmed in any type of motor vehicle accident, call us at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. We have a long and successful track record in winning settlements and verdicts for our clients.
We will file a claim against the people who harmed you to get the money you need to recover, such as paying for medical bills, physical therapy, and time off from work.
Call us at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777 to learn more. We will meet with you for free to hear all about your case, and if we take it, you won’t pay us unless and until we recover money for you.
Construction companies here are required to follow Virginia’s guidelines to eliminate hazards and make construction zones as safe as possible. Unfortunately, poorly designed construction zones, insufficient oversight, inadequate employee training, and careless work crews can make it unsafe to enter a constriction zone.
You may encounter the following hazards if you drive through a poorly administered work zone:
- Equipment blocking the road
- Inadequate warning signs
- Vague or misleading directions
- No cones or barriers to mark off hazards
- Workers standing in the roadway
- Insufficient lighting at night
- Falling objects
- Sudden detours
- Uneven road surfaces
- Poorly marked potholes and drop-offs
- Flaggers who give bad directions to drivers
- Construction vehicles pulling into the roadway without warning
- Lack of signs telling drivers to slow down before entering a work zone
Many drivers get frustrated when they have to slow down in a construction zone, especially when they’re in a hurry to get somewhere or late for work. We’ve all seen the guy tearing through a construction zone at full speed with no thought for anyone else’s safety. This behavior often endangers other drivers and passengers.
When it comes to car accidents, Virginia is an at-fault state. If your accident was caused by another person’s careless actions, you have the right to seek damages. In addition to negligent contractors, unsafe drivers can also be held liable for your injuries.
Unsafe driver behaviors that cause construction zone accidents include:
- Failure to slow down when approaching a work zone
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to merge
- Failure to follow directions
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
Insurance companies can increase their profits by denying claims or offering accident victims a lowball settlement. Insurance adjusters may even try to blame you for an accident caused by their client, or they may pressure you into saying something that could damage your claim.
At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we’ve been taking on the insurance companies for years, and we know how to work wisely to get you the full compensation you deserve.
After all, our partner John Singleton learned his trial skills working for a large insurance defense firm, so he has special insights to use against them. At the same time, our partner Ken Gibson honed his trial skills as an award-winning State and Federal Prosecutor, so he is highly effective in the courtroom as well.
Our investigators will interview witnesses, review surveillance video, and scour the police report to find out who’s responsible for your injuries. We’ll also examine forensic and physical evidence and subpoena construction company documents to get a clear picture of what happened.
When our investigation is complete, our Virginia car accident attorneys will file a claim against all parties responsible for the wreck.
A personal injury claim for a construction zone accident includes these types of damages:
- Current and future medical costs
- Time missed from work
- Pain and suffering
- Medical devices
- Reduced enjoyment of life
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Wheelchair access for your home and vehicle
- Reduced earning capacity
- Wrongful death
Construction zone accidents often involve collisions with large trucks or heavy machinery. Afterward, you may be unable to return to work for a considerable period of time. You may be suffering from an injury like whiplash that causes debilitating pain or a spinal cord injury that causes physical disabilities. Your life may never be the same, and you may not be able to resume your normal day-to-day activities.
Frequent injuries that result from construction zone crashes include:
- Bone fractures
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Severe burns
- Crush injuries
- Internal organ damage
At GibsonSingleton, helping our friends and neighbors get the resources they need to get better after an accident is not just a job for us. Both of our partners are former U.S. Marines, and we consider it our calling to fight tirelessly for the justice that accident victims deserve.
We always treat you and your family with respect and compassion, and we are here to take your call any time if you have any questions or concerns. We understand what you’re going through because we’ve been there ourselves.
And remember, when you put your trust in GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. We call it our Zero Fee Guarantee.
Call us at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777 to schedule a free consultation. Let’s see how we can help you.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.