Construction Area Accidents

Posted on January 26, 2019 in

If you regularly drive on Manhattan’s streets you are bound to come upon construction zones—it’s just a part of living and driving in the Big Apple. Construction is constant, ranging from new high rise buildings being erected, renovation of existing buildings and street repairs. However, these construction zones present serious dangers, not only for construction workers, but also for motorists and cyclists passing through the construction area.

Operate Your Vehicle Safely in Construction Zones

While navigating your vehicle through a Manhattan construction area, the first thing you should do is slow down. Obey reduced speed limit signs that may be posted in the area and be aware of construction workers or police officers directing traffic.

Keep a lookout for construction workers who may be holding signs. Be aware of how other motorists are reacting to sudden lane changes, speed reduction, or stops to avoid rear end collisions. Maintain extra distance between yourself and the car ahead of you.

Causes of Manhattan Construction Area Accidents

Construction Companies Have a Duty to Motorists

Driver responsibility is always required, but construction companies should also ensure that motorists  passing though their construction zones are kept safe. Signs should be posted, barricades erected, and everything must be done to provide enough space so that drivers can react in time to possible dangers as a result of the construction. Construction companies are in it for the money and if they cut corners to put profits ahead of safety, they may be liable for your car crash.

Defensive driving in construction zones

Defensive drivers anticipate what drivers next to them might do at any time to cause an accident, so they can avoid an accident. More information on the benefits of driving defensively can be found on our firm’s website here.

If you were involved in a car accident while passing through a construction zone, contact Manhattan Construction Accident Lawyer, Michael J. Redenburg at 212-518-2095 or go online.

Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C.

In over a decade of legal practice, Attorney Michael Redenburg began his career defending cases for the clients of insurance companies. Initially defending no-fault claims at a Long Island-based law firm, he then moved on to a Manhattan-based firm where he defended the clients of insurance carriers in auto accident and premises liability matters.

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