During the summer, drivers in Georgia likely notice the several road construction projects that are underway in the state. In fact, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation, summer is the busiest season for road maintenance and construction.
With this in mind, we want to remind readers that it can be crucial to be especially focused on safe driving habits in construction zones. Those who fail to do this can be held responsible for the often catastrophic damages caused in a construction zone accident.
Whenever drivers are in an area where there are construction crews working on a project, they are expected to strictly comply with speed limits, be especially mindful of workers and use caution in areas of congestion.
Unfortunately, many drivers don't take these precautions. They drive too fast, get distracted or follow other vehicles too closely which can lead to a crash into other vehicles, construction workers or equipment. The damage done in these scenarios can be extensive because several motorists and workers can be involved in a single crash.
We discussed the unique dangers that all types of construction workers face on the job in this article on our website, and when you add in the dangers of traffic, the risk to people's safety can be increased significantly.
If you have been injured in a crash in a construction zone, you are likely dealing with a great deal of pain, anxiety and financial strain. It can be important for you to remember that you may be able to seek compensation from a negligent party. This money may not be able to resolve all the issues you are struggling with, but it can help you cover your medical bills and other expenses stemming from the accident, which can make a difficult situation a little easier.