Southern Illinois Work Zone Accident Attorneys
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.