When is a construction company liable for an auto accident that occurs in a work area?

When is a construction company liable for an auto accident that occurs in a work area?

A construction company will be liable for the accident if:

  • The construction company negligently set up a work zone site or if construction equipment owned by the company causes the accident.
  • An employee caused the accident.
  • The employee put up the traffic warning signs for motorists in undesignated areas.
  • The employee failed to clearly state which lanes are open for use.
  • There was inadequate warning lights on construction vehicles and equipment that failed to warn drivers of their presence at night.
  • There was excessive or improperly placed lighting in work zones that affected the vision of the other drivers.
  • A construction worker strikes another vehicle while he or she is on duty.
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