Tragically, a motorcyclist was killed yesterday evening as he was exiting an Iowa construction zone. According to witnesses, the motorcyclist collided with a minivan while trying to move out of the way of another car attempting to pass him when the roadway opened back into two lanes.
Car Accidents in Construction Zones
Unfortunately, accidents in and around construction zones such as this are all too common. According to the NHTSA, there were over 67,000 work zone crashes nationwide in 2013 alone, resulting in hundreds of fatalities.
Some of the Causes of Construction Zone Car Accidents in Iowa can include:
If you or a family member is injured in a motor vehicle accident in or near a construction site in Iowa, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine fault in the accident. It may be the fault of another driver or it could also be that the construction company or a subcontractor is responsible.
In the case of motorcycle accidents specifically, motorcyclists are rarely at fault in an accident as they typically operate with a heightened sense of awareness and safety. Working with experts, the Law Offices of John T Hemminger can help to reconstruct the accident to prove precisely how it was caused and who is responsible so that a just resolution can be obtained.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident in or around an Iowa construction zone, contact the personal injury, wrongful death Law Offices of John T. Hemminger for help. We have over 30 years of experience helping Iowans who are injured get the compensation they need.
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