Trusted Sevierville Attorneys Help Construction Zone Accident Victims
Strong advocacy for roadway work zone victims in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg
Construction roadwork creates many hazards for drivers and those who work at the construction sites. Improper warning signs, lane changes, uneven road surfaces, objects around the site such as signs and barrels, create constant dangers. The statistics from the Centers for Disease Control confirm the seriousness of construction risks to both workers and drivers. Yearly, hundreds of people are killed in construction locations. Tennessee ranks in the top ten for the most fatalities.
The Sevierville construction zone attorneys at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC have the experience, resources, and skills to help injured victims and their families. Our seasoned trial attorneys understand the elements of liability, how to show the severity of a client’s damages, and how to hold responsible parties accountable. For more than 20 years, we have been helping clients in Sevierville, Seymour, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge get the recoveries they deserve, including many substantial jury verdicts and settlements—some worth millions of dollars.
Who is responsible for construction zone accidents?
Our attorneys understand that a crucial part of any construction zone accident case is determining who is at fault. The responsible parties are not always obvious. The people and entities that may be responsible include:
- The owners or supervisors of the construction site. Companies have a duty to protect their workers from harm and to control traffic near the site.
- The drivers of autos and other vehicles. Drivers and owners of the cars, trucks, and other vehicles should respond to construction warning signs by slowing down and getting into the correct lane.
- Government agencies. The state of Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and local county agencies have a duty to properly fix and maintain the roads they control. The same holds true for the federal government’s responsibility to maintain federal roads. Agencies that fail to honor this duty may be accountable.
Our Sevierville auto accident attorneys are prepared to help you determine who is at fault for your accident.
Who can bring claims for construction injuries and fatalities?
Improper construction sites can cause catastrophic injuries, death, and other serious problems for workers, pedestrians, drivers, and passengers. Construction workers rely on the company they work for and drivers to protect them while they are focused on their job’s tasks. Drivers rely on construction sites to keep the area around the site marked off, and free from debris, sinkholes, and other dangers. Different types of claims can be brought depending on the status of the person who was injured or killed:
- Employees. Employees may be required to file a workers’ compensation claim if they are injured. If you can show a third party was responsible, such as a driver or a state agency, you can normally bring claims against those third parties.
- Non-employees. Contractors who are not employees can generally bring a claim against any responsible party. The same ability to bring claims holds true for any drivers, passengers, or pedestrians that were hurt at the roadway construction site.
- Families. Families of deceased workers can bring a wrongful death claim against third parties. In wrongful death claims, the families can demand damages for the funeral bills and expenses, the lost income the deceased would have given the family, and the loss of support the deceased would have provided to family members.
Our Sevierville construction zone lawyers understand how and why these accidents happen and can help you determine who is accountable.
Speak with a professional Sevierville construction zone accident lawyer today
Delay can hurt your case. Construction zone accident cases are very complex. The reliable Sevierville construction zone accident lawyers at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC can answer your questions, immediately investigate the cause of the accident, and start the process towards a just recovery. For a free consultation with an experienced lawyer in Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Seymour, Tennessee, call our firm today at 865-428-8780 or complete our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation.