Pascoe Law FirmConstruction Zone Truck Accidents
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Construction Zone Truck Accident Lawyer
Attorney For Truck Accidents In Road Construction Zones
Construction Zone Truck Accident Common Factors
Frequency of Construction Zone Truck Accidents in Texas
Construction zones truck accidents along a road or highway occur quite frequently. It seems like the construction on the roadways never ending at times. According to a recent statistic, 2010 had over 87,000 vehicle accidents that occurred in work zones and this resulted in an estimated 600 deaths. The truly alarming fact of this statistic is that around 25% of those 600 fatalities involved a large truck and a construction zone. When one considers that large trucks only make up about 10% of all registered vehicles it is staggering to know that this many construction zone accidents are attributed to a relatively small percentage of vehicles on the roadway.
Some of the most common aspects of construction zone accidents include:
- 60% of accidents occur during the day
- 40% of accidents occur at night
- 31% of construction zone accidents involved speeding
- 22% of fatal crashes happened on the interstates
Construction zone truck accidents can typically occur for several reasons. Part of the reason why construction zone truck accidents are so frequent is because of the lane closures, sudden braking, and narrow lanes. Many motorists just simply ignore the construction zone speed limit signs and fail to consider the great impact of their actions.