Car Accident Attorney Representing People Injured in Auto Accidents in Brooklyn, NY and throughout New York City
New York is both the city that never sleeps and never ceases construction. Each year, nearly 32,000 people are injured as the result of car accidents in work zones. Further, over 43% of work zone crashes occur on urban interstates and arterials despite such roadways accounting for only 5% of the nation’s roadway networks. In accordance with these statistics, you can conclude that construction accidents are extremely common on New York urban streets and can prove to be fatal to both motorists and construction workers alike.
New York City Construction Zone Laws
Did you know that New York law requires drivers to obey posted work zone speed limits even when there are no construction activities going on? This is because many New York City work zones include lane shifts, reduced lane width, and one-way lane bridges that remain in place even when work ceases. Fines for speeding in work zones are doubled in New York City, as it is statistically less likely either a motorist or construction worker will be killed or seriously injured in an accident if a driver is traveling at a reduced rate of speed.
Driving Safely in New York City Work Zones
While New York City’s public transportation system allows the majority of its residents to avoid its work zones, hundreds of thousands of non-residents and tourists travel NYC urban roads each year. Driver distraction is the leading cause of New York City car crashes, and if you are distracted in a work zone, it can be easy to miss sudden lane changes, merges, and debris. Taking the following steps can help reduce the likelihood of getting into a construction zone car accident, but it can also help reduce your potential liability if you are involved in a multi-car auto collision:
- Drive within posted speed limits;
- Stay focused by waiting to change radio stations or utilizing your cell phone;
- Do not change lanes;
- Watch for potential work-related debris and construction equipment;
- Be patient.
It can be difficult to remain patient while on Brooklyn roads, but even more so if you are trapped in a work zone. Although New York City construction workers are doing their best to improve city roads, many drivers are tempted to speed through work zones at the earliest opportunity.
Consult New York Automobile Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a car accident in a construction or work zone, you may be entitled to compensation from multiple entities, such as the other driver and the City of New York. The Rybak Firm, PLLC., is your go-to New York Personal Injury Firm for work zone-related accidents. Contact our experienced personal injury attorney today for a free consultation at 718-307-5554.
Car Accident Attorney Near Me
We are located in Brooklyn, NY. Although our offices are in Brooklyn, NY we serve the whole NYC Metro Area and represent clients in every borough of NYC. Our Accident Lawyers are able to travel to you if you are unable to meet at our offices due to an injury. We also provide free transportation to and from our offices.
Our office address is:
1810 Voorhies Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235