Road construction is officially underway in downtown Inverness, which is causing headaches for many drivers.
The plan is to resurface State Road 44 between Highland Boulevard and Cherry Avenue. Before that can happen, drainage improvements must be made.
State transportation officials say all the work should wrap up by the summer of 2016 and that the resurfacing work will be done at night. The cost of the project is about $1.8 million.
Speed and driver distractions are the main factors involved in traffic accidents occurring in road construction areas. When drivers fail to take note of reduced speed limits or the redirected flow of traffic, collisions involving traumatic injuries can easily occur due to the sheer fact that there is nothing a motorist can do to avoid the collision in the work zone.
Our Citrus County Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are very familiar with the dangers construction zones pose to motorists. Depending on the nature of the accident, a legal claim for damages may be pursued against various parties who may be responsible for the accident including:
- Driver of the at-fault vehicle
- Local governmental entities
- Construction companies
- Safety inspection companies
Our Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can evaluate the circumstances of your accident to determine who may be at-fault for your injuries. When it comes to highway repair accidents involving governmental entities, it is important to conduct a thorough investigation as soon as possible as these cases usually have a shortened time period for filing a lawsuit compared to other auto accident claims. For a free consultation, please call us today at 352-726-0078 or contact us online.