Crane Topples Onto I-35, Injures 3

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Construction vehicle accidents can be catastrophic to passenger vehicles and pedestrians.


Highway Construction Crane Falls Onto Vehicle, Injuring 3

According to a KSAT News report, a construction crane fell onto I-35, hitting a passing vehicle and injuring 3 yesterday.

Police reported the accident occurred at around 11 a.m. on I-35 near Benton Road on April 1st. A 60-year-old TxDOT worker was attempting to adjust the crane on the grassy median when the crane toppled over onto the Interstate. A passing vehicle with two 30-year-old female passengers was hit on the hood. They were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, as was the construction worker. The report states that the likely cause of the tip-over was the uneven, grassy surface the crane was working on. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Did You Know?

There are roughly 3,100 work zones across Texas.

Answered: Frequently Asked Questions About Highway Construction Accidents in San Antonio

You can hardly drive anywhere in San Antonio without running into a work convoy these days.

Major construction projects across the city are flooding the streets with construction vehicles, lowering speed limits, shifting lanes around, and all manner of other headaches. Plus, work zone hazards make it much easier to be involved in a car accident.

This blog will answer frequently asked questions about car accidents in construction zones in San Antonio.

#1: Who Is Liable for a Car Accident in a Construction Zone in San Antonio?

Construction zones don’t just increase traffic fines. They can also increase the number of parties responsible for your accident.

Just like with every other kind of auto accident, multiple parties can be at fault for a construction zone accident. Construction zone accidents can also involve special parties exclude from other kinds of accidents. This includes:

Other Drivers

If another driver(s) caused an accident due to negligent behavior like:

  • Distracted Driving,
  • Speeding,
  • Aggressive Driving,
  • Erratic Lane Changes,
  • Or Tailgating,

They can be held legally responsible for the accident.

Construction Companies

Construction companies can be held responsible if their negligence contributed to the accident, such as:

  • poor signage,
  • road debris,
  • unsafe lanes,
  • negligent construction vehicle operators.

Government Entities

If the local or state government is handling the construction project, they may also bear some liability in a construction zone accident.

#2: What Damages Can I Claim for a Construction Zone Accident?

If you were hurt in a construction zone accident because of someone’s negligent actions, you could be entitled to compensation, such as:

  • Medical Expenses,
  • Doctor/Hospital Fees,
  • Ambulance Costs,
  • Property Damage,
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life,
  • Disfigurement,
  • Pain and Suffering,
  • PTSD/Anxiety,
  • Lost Income/Earning Capacity,
  • Lost Benefits,
  • and More.

Construction zone accidents often involve companies and government agencies. Trying to collect compensation on your own while you’re trying to recover from an accident is setting yourself up to fail. Fortunately, we can help.

#3: Who Should I Call for a Construction Zone Accident in San Antonio?

Expert legal counsel is crucial for collecting fair compensation after a construction zone accident in San Antonio.

Carabin Shaw has represented those hurt in construction zone accidents across Texas for over 30 years.  We’re a trusted name in San Antonio because we put our clients first. If you were hurt in a construction zone accident, call our auto accident attorneys today at 800-862-1260 or jump into the live chat to get started. We look forward to serving you.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw attorney is free and does not require you to work with the firm.

¹KSAT Report



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