If your Dallas-Fort Worth motorcycle accident was caused by poor driving conditions in a construction zone, you should know that you have rights under Texas law to sue the construction company or other motorists who contributed to the wreck.
Construction zones are dangerous for all motorists, but motorcyclists especially. Narrow lanes, uncertain speed limits and uneven road surfaces are risky to navigate on four wheels, let alone two.
In order to ensure public safety, the State of Texas has adopted national guidelines set forth by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) that includes standards on striping, traffic cones, signage and more.
If your collision was the result of an improperly set up construction zone, the general contractor may be responsible for your damages. However, compensation isn’t guaranteed. You’ll need to hire a good DFW personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure proper legal action is taken to safeguard your right to compensation.
What kinds of things will an attorney do for your construction zone motorcycle accident? First, just because a general contractor fails to abide by the MUTCD rules doesn’t mean they’ll automatically be charged with your bills. Your attorney will need to collect further proof – say, a video of a vehicle driving through the construction zone – to show how bumpy and unclear the road was when you wrecked.
Of course, construction zones can change on a daily basis, and if the contractor knows what’s going on, they might try to cover up their mistake. For this reason, time is of the essence. The sooner you hire an experienced Dallas-Fort Worth lawyer to handle your claim, the greater the likelihood is that as much useful evidence can be collected as possible.
For a free, no obligation consultation on your construction zone motorcycle accident, please call the Anderson Law Firm toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900 or in Dallas at 214-327-8000.
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