Construction Zone Accident

Being in an accident in a work zone is especially dangerous. Let Hassakis & Hassakis help you after your Southern Illinois construction zone accident.

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Construction Zone Accident Lawyers in Southern Illinois


Construction Zone Accident Lawyer Southern Illinois. Construction on roads and highways all throughout Southern Illinois can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it improves the streets and highways we use every day, improves connections between towns and cities, and is a sign that our community is growing. However, it can cause dangerous situations both for those working on roads as well as drivers and pedestrians who must go through them in order to reach their desired destination. All kinds of accidents can happen in construction zones, and they lead to life-altering injuries for everyone involved.

Construction zones change daily, therefore, the people driving through them have to make quick adjustments. Detours, traffic jams, reduced number of lanes, changes in speed, presence of people and equipment on the road—all of these things combine to make for risky conditions.

For more than seven decades, Southern Illinois residents have trusted the car accident lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis to represent them and get them the justice they deserve. We are proud to be rooted in Southern Illinois and truly believe that we are helping our own neighbors get back to their best. If you have recently been in a Southern Illinois construction zone accident or any other kind of personal injury accident that was not your fault, call (618)-244-5335 or contact us online today to speak with a lawyer and schedule a review of your case. All our initial consultations are free, and we promise: if you do not get a favorable outcome in your Illinois construction zone accident case, you won't owe us a penny.

What Are Common Causes Of Construction Zone Accidents?

  • No warning signs
  • No speed limit indicators
  • Unclear traffic signals
  • Lighting issues, both too bright or too dim
  • Tools/machinery left in the road
  • Steep drop-offs
  • Loose debris
  • Lack of cones or barriers
  • Slow moving/idling work vehicles

Construction Zone Accident Lawyers in Southern Illinois

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Being in an accident is an incredibly traumatic experience. If you or a loved one is ever in a car accident caused by someone else's negligence, their first call should be to a lawyer they can believe in. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

Here for you after an accident

Construction Zone Accident Lawyers in Southern Illinois


Construction Zone Accident Lawyer Southern Illinois. Construction on roads and highways all throughout Southern Illinois can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it improves the streets and highways we use every day, improves connections between towns and cities, and is a sign that our community is growing. However, it can cause dangerous situations both for those working on roads as well as drivers and pedestrians who must go through them in order to reach their desired destination. All kinds of accidents can happen in construction zones, and they lead to life-altering injuries for everyone involved.

Construction zones change daily, therefore, the people driving through them have to make quick adjustments. Detours, traffic jams, reduced number of lanes, changes in speed, presence of people and equipment on the road—all of these things combine to make for risky conditions.

For more than seven decades, Southern Illinois residents have trusted the car accident lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis to represent them and get them the justice they deserve. We are proud to be rooted in Southern Illinois and truly believe that we are helping our own neighbors get back to their best. If you have recently been in a Southern Illinois construction zone accident or any other kind of personal injury accident that was not your fault, call (618)-244-5335 or contact us online today to speak with a lawyer and schedule a review of your case. All our initial consultations are free, and we promise: if you do not get a favorable outcome in your Illinois construction zone accident case, you won't owe us a penny.

What Are Common Causes Of Construction Zone Accidents?

  • No warning signs
  • No speed limit indicators
  • Unclear traffic signals
  • Lighting issues, both too bright or too dim
  • Tools/machinery left in the road
  • Steep drop-offs
  • Loose debris
  • Lack of cones or barriers
  • Slow moving/idling work vehicles

Construction Zone Accident Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Injury Law Practice Areas


Being in an accident is an incredibly traumatic experience. If you or a loved one is ever in a car accident caused by someone else's negligence, their first call should be to a lawyer they can believe in. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

Work Zone Accident Attorneys

Finding Liability In A Work Zone Accident


Who is Liable in a Construction Zone Accident?

Whether you were involved in an auto accident or you were injured while innocently walking by a construction zone, someone should be held liable, and it’s a complex matter of determining who.

Depending on the size and scope of the construction project, there are usually multiple parties involved, and the intersection of one or more of these could be responsible for your injuries.

These parties include:

  • Construction company
  • The road crew or one negligent member of the road crew
  • Construction site owner
  • General and sub-general contractors
  • Manufacturers of construction machinery or equipment
  • Architects and engineers

If it is a government-sanctioned project, this creates another layer of complexity. Local entities may be liable for road construction negligence if there was municipality neglect. For example, if the city failed to adequately provide safe detours or post warning signs, the government may absorb at least partial liability for an accident.

It is up to your personal injury lawyer to not only determine who is at fault, but to also effectively build a case for why they are required to compensate you for the injuries they caused.

Construction Site Premises Liability Accidents

When pedestrians walk through construction zones to get where they need to go, they should have a reasonable expectation of safety as long as they are following designated pathways. For example, construction companies are legally required to set up proper blockades, make sure that people passing by are not in harm’s way, and to warn them of any dangers that may exist. When they fail to do this, you can suffer a variety of accidents, including:

  • Electrocution from exposed or faulty wiring
  • Being struck by heavy equipment or machinery
  • Falling debris
  • Explosions and fires
  • Machinery malfunctions
  • Falling from scaffolding
  • Exposure to contaminants like asbestos and toxic chemicals

If you suffered any of the above accidents, you may be able to file a claim for premises liability. In many cases, the construction company—and their insurance company—may claim that you are at fault for your own injuries because you made an error walking through the construction site.

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Helping Illinois Laborers After An Accident

Roads are dangerous places for Illinois construction workers, which is why measures to slow down drivers—speed limits, closed lanes or lane shifts, cones or barrels, and the like—are put in place. However, even these measures do not prevent injury to construction workers. According to the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders' Association, on average between 4,500 and 5,500 accidents occur each year in construction zones across Illinois. In 2017, 1,435 injuries occurred in 5,423 work zone crashes, with two laborers among the 30 total fatalities.

State government also recognizes the harm these crashes have on Illinois road workers, and as such have increased punishments for those who hit construction workers. As of 2020, the maximum fine for hitting a worker in a work zone has more than doubled, from $10,000 to $25,000. In addition, responsible parties in a work zone accident can be held liable in a civil suit.

The experienced Southern Illinois construction zone accident attorneys at Hassakis & Hassakis are here to help Illinois construction workers in every way following a construction zone accident. Our attorneys will hold all liable parties to account and get you just compensation for your injuries and suffering. If your employer does not believe your injuries are all that severe and witholds benefits you are entitled to, our firm's Illinois workers' compensation lawyers will help you receive everything that you are entitled to.

Southern Illinois Construction Zone Accident Lawyers | Hassakis & Hassakis

For more than 70 years, Hassakis & Hassakis has helped personal injury victims all over Southern Illinois get the justice they deserve following all kinds of accidents. When you have been involved in an Illinois construction zone accident, whether as a driver, pedestrian, or as a worker, our attorneys are here to help you throughout the legal process.

Call us today at (618)-244-5335 or contact us online today to speak with a member of our firm. We promise that your initial consultation will be free, and that if you do not win your Southern Illinois construction zone accident case, we will not charge you a fee.

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