If you’ve spent any amount of time driving around the roads and highways of Dallas, Carrollton, Irving, Grand Prairie, and Arlington, you’ve probably noticed how road repair and construction is a constant in this area. Roads that are under construction present a unique set of hazards for car, commercial truck, and motorcycle drivers. Oftentimes, the condition of the roadway contributes or causes a motor vehicle accident. As personal injury attorneys in Dallas, TX, we’ve handled numerous traffic crashes in construction zones. In many cases, the road construction company bears some liability for the crash and can be an additional source of compensation for crash victims.
One of the biggest challenges facing personal injury attorneys representing clients who have been injured in highway construction zones is the fact that the scene may be completely altered by the time that they get to examine it. Your crash may have been caused by barricades, machinery, or debris that just might not be there a few days later. That’s why it’s important to involve the services of a TX personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Once you retain their services, your personal injury attorney can dispatch accident reconstruction experts to take measurements and photographs. Many highways around Dallas have streetlights that are equipped with cameras. If your personal injury attorney gets to them soon enough, they may be able to collect video images of your crash scene. Evidence like this is invaluable when your lawyer is representing a civil lawsuit in a Dallas or Tarrant County courtroom.
If you are injured in a crash on a Texas highway, there are a few things that you should do to protect yourself in the event that you are injured and will later seek compensation: