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Accidents in California Work Zones

There were 63 reported fatalities [1] in work zone accidents in the state of California during 2014. The California Department of Transportation [2] provides that, since 1921, 183 California Department of Transportation employees have been killed on the job with one of the biggest hazards being motorists who do not exercise caution while driving where highway workers are present.

California Work Zone Driver Safety

The U.S. Department Federal Highway Administration [3] provides that during the past 5 years in work zone crashes more than 4,400 persons died (85 percent of which was the driver or passenger) and 200,000 persons were injured. That administration further provides that drivers are the most frequent fatality in work zone accidents. In order to prevent work zone fatalities caused by traffic accidents, it is necessary for all individuals to drive safely and the Federal Highway Administration suggests the following:

Stay Alert and Minimize Distractions

  • Dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
  • Avoid changing the radio station, using a mobile phone, eating, or other distractions that can remove your concentration from the road.

Keep Your Headlights On

  • Pay Attention to the Road
  • Listen to the signs
  • Watch brake lights on vehicles ahead
  • Watch traffic around you and be prepared to react

Merge into the Proper Lane

  • Merge well before you reach the lane closure
  • Be aware that traffic patterns can change daily
  • Don’t tailgate
  • Follow other vehicles at a safe distance

Expect the Unexpected

  • Workers, work vehicles, or equipment may enter your lane without warning
  • Other vehicles may slow, stop, or change lanes unexpectedly

Be Patient

Contact a Los Angeles Work Zone Accident Attorney

If you or someone you love is injured in a work zone automobile accident, it is important to speak to a California attorney to discuss the specifics of your case and to determine who may be liable for the payment of your damages. At the Steven M. Sweat, Personal Injury Lawyers, APC, APC, our team of work zone accident attorneys understand the intricate legal issues that may arise in our case. Call Statewide at our toll free number: 866-966-5240 for your free consultation today.

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I have known Steven for some time now and when his services were required he jumped in and took control of my cases. I had two and they were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He went the extra mile regardless of the bumps in the road. I can not see me using any other attorney and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. Josie A.
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Steven was vital during our most trying time. He was referred by a friend after an accident that involved a family member. While he was critical and lying in the hospital, Steven was kind, patient and knowledgeable about what we were going through. Following our loss, Steven became a tough and aggressive negotiator and made sure that we receive a huge compensation. I would refer Steven in fact, this happened 2 years ago and I still speak highly of his service. Cheryl S.
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Mr. Sweat is a pitbull in the courtroom as well as settlement negotiations - You can't have a better equipped attorney in your corner! It is a pleasure working as colleagues together on numerous cases. He can get the job done. Jonathan K.
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Because of Steven Sweat, my medical support was taken care of. Plus, I had more money to spare for my other bills. Steven is not only an excellent personal injury lawyer, providing the best legal advice, but also a professional lawyer who goes beyond his call of duty just to help his clients! He stood up for me and helped me get through the process. I would definitely recommend. I couldn't think of any better lawyer than him. MiraJane C.
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I must tell anyone, if you need a great attorney, Steve sweat is the guy! I had an awful car accident and had no idea where to turn. He had so much to deal with because my accident was a 4 car pile up. Not to mention all the other cars were behind me and they were not wanting to settle in any way! He never stopped working for me and had my best interest at heart! Audra W.