What happens when you get in a car accident in a road work zone in Texas? Learn how this plays out in this article from Mullen & Mullen.
You never want to get into a car accident, but if there’s any place you really don’t want to be involved in an accident, it’s in a work zone.
That’s because fines double in work zones. However, work zones must have signs clearly designating them for that purpose, and workers must be present. That said, fines can easily skyrocket.
What’s the leading cause of accidents and citations?
That comes straight from the Texas DOT.
You’d think construction workers would most frequently experience severe injuries and fatalities.
However, that may not be the case.
85% of the 4,400 people who died in work zone accidents were actually the passengers or drivers of vehicles, says Federal Highway Administration data. And drivers lose their lives more frequently than passengers.
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