Highway Work Zone Accidents: Highway work zones can be extremely hazardous for motorists as well as construction workers. There are fatalities every year affected by work zones. Major roadways in New Jersey such as the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike often have construction areas throughout the year. Gill & Chamas is equipped with Turnpike lawyers and Parkway lawyers who have the experience of representing those who have been injured on those highways.
Some of the firms past cases involving injuries on a highway include:
A state employee permanently injured while working on a highway accepts $4.5 million to settle his Passaic County suit. The plaintiff of Paterson, 47, a state Department of Transportation employee, was operating a lawn tractor along the shoulder of Interstate 80 in Totowa when a speeding, fully loaded dump truck rear-ended a passenger car nearby, causing both vehicles to careen off the road and hit his tractor. The accident lawyer on the case was Raymond Gill Jr.
Another case includes the family of a traffic engineer who was killed by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer while working on a highway improvement project will receive $3 million. The accident occurred when the plaintiff was employed to supervise the layout of the construction sites on Routes 1 and 9 in Newark to ensure that the sites complied with state Department of Transportation diagrams. He was measuring traffic lines that made up the parameters of the construction zones when the truck struck him. The plaintiff died within minutes due to massive head and abdominal injuries, says plaintiffs’ wrongful death attorney Raymond Gill.
To read more about the firms highway accident and construction accident recoveries go to the construction site accidents tab on our website.
If you or someone you now has been injured while working on a highway or any other construction zone contact the personal injury attorneys at Gill and Chamas today for a free consultation (732) 324-7600.