(LegalLaw247.com, February 20, 2013 ) TULSA, OK – If you have been traveling eastbound on Interstate 44, you would have noticed the road construction. Recently crew members have moved the center median on the eastbound lanes shortly after Harvard Avenue. This move created a curve in the road that was not there before and can sneak up quickly if a driver is not paying attention.
As the process of widening Interstate 44 at Lewis Avenue continues, we must remember to abide by all traffic laws for these construction zones and all construction zones alike. These areas are not only dangerous for drivers, but are also dangerous for construction workers. Construction zone accident victims may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. The Edwards Law Firm is available to assist those that have injured in construction zone accidents with their legal claims.
In 2011, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office reported nearly 2,000 crashes in work zones, injuring 675 people. Accidents in construction zones are often caused by a number of factors including; exceeding the speed limit, disobeying temporary traffic signs, merging issues, and drivers being distracted.
The overall $360 million road construction project is expected to be completed by the end of 2013. The structure is 1.25 miles long, extends 30 feet underground, and contains almost 35,000 cubic yards of concrete and nearly six million pounds of steel. This serves as a huge drainage structure for the complete corridor.
Individuals injured in Tulsa construction zone accidents may be eligible for financial and legal recourse. Accident victims may be entitled to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering. An experienced Tulsa personal injury lawyer can advise individuals on their legal rights and options.
The Edwards Firm offers free case reviews for construction zone accident victims and their families. To receive a free case review from a knowledgeable Tulsa personal injury attorney, please visit www.edwardslawok.com.
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The Edwards Law Firm serves clients throughout the state of Oklahoma. With offices located in McAlester and Tulsa Oklahoma, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for justice for injury and accident victims. We believe that every person deserves access to top legal counsel, regardless of their financial situation. Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential case evaluation.
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February 20, 2013 Posted By: admin
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