As the weather begins to warm across Indiana, motorists can expect to see an increase in the number of construction projects along roads and highways. But the rising number of projects often results in an increase in the number of construction zone accidents. In fact, reports show that last year, 13 people died and another 450 were seriously injured as the result of Indiana Car Accidents in construction zones.
These numbers lead many to question the causes of construction zone collisions and what can be done to reduce them. According to a story WTHITV 10 News, there are two main contributing factors in Indiana are speeding and lack of awareness.
In an effort to reduce the number of accidents that are a result of these behaviors, officials are making drivers aware of the consequences they will face for committing an infraction. Speeders caught in construction zones will face fines of up to $1,000, and reckless drivers can face $5,000 in penalties.
The Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin ask drivers to do their part to stay safe on the road this spring and summer by slowing down and remaining vigilant when passing through highway construction zones.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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