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If you have traveled Florida’s roadways, you are familiar with the sight of work zones along the highway. Unfortunately, these zones increase the risk of an Ocala car crash. Drivers traveling through work zone areas need to slow down and pay close attention in order to navigate narrowed lanes, read new traffic signs, and avoid workers who may be standing in dangerous locations. If you were injured in a work zone crash, contact an experienced Ocala car accident lawyer who can help protect your legal rights.
According to data produced by the Federal Highway Administration (a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation), the following statistics apply specifically to work zone car crashes:
- Over 87,600 work zone crashes occurred in 2010.
- Approximately 70% of work zone crash fatalities occurred between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during the time period of 2003 to 2007.
- Common work zone accidents include rear-end crashes, sideswipe collisions, and fixed object collisions.
- In 2010, 30% of work zone crashes resulted in injuries to victims.
- In 2010, 69% of work zone crashes involved damage to property.
- Work zone crashes accounted for 1.6% of all roadway accidents in 2010.
- Rear-end crashes are the most common type of work zone vehicle accidents.
- Nearly 580 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in work zones in 2010.
- For the year 2010, the number of work zone car crash fatalities equates to 1.6 deaths each day, or one fatality every 15 hours.
Injuries resulting from work zone crashes may create substantial financial burdens as a result of medical bills, lost income, and property damage. To help receive the compensation that you deserve, it is vital that you contact an experienced Ocala car accident attorney as soon as possible. Call our office today for a free consultation at our toll free number, (800) 373-8000.