If you have lived in Los Angeles for a long time, or even if you just moved here, you probably know how frequently the roads around here close for maintenance and other work.
Your already busy commute can take even longer if you get stuck in a traffic jam or are forced to take a detour as a result of road closures.
Knowing about road closures around the city before getting in the car can help you navigate your way around traffic so that you are able to minimize the time you must spend on the road.
The Los Angeles County Public Works website lists all of the local road closures within the county. You can use the information on this site to help avoid heavy traffic jams prompted by road work.
While avoiding heavy traffic jams can save you a tremendous amount of time on your daily commute, it can also help you avoid the added risk of a car accident that is often posed by road work. Read on to learn more.
Road Work Is Necessary But Can Be Dangerous
While construction on Los Angeles roads is necessary to keep the streets in decent condition, closures as a result of road work can cause major disruptions to traffic.
Unless you know about a particular road closure ahead of time, usually road work comes as a surprise to you as well as most other drivers. This can cause people to panic and make mistakes they wouldn’t normally make.
In fact, from 2015 to 2019, there was an average of 782 annual car accident deaths that occurred in road construction and maintenance work zones.
When you drive through road construction zones, you are frequently presented with the following additional risks:
- You are forced to travel unfamiliar roads as a result of detours.
- You must focus on your GPS to re-route you, thus distracting you from driving.
- There may be construction debris in the roadway that can puncture your vehicle’s tires or force you to swerve to avoid colliding with the debris.
- You may feel pressured to make up for lost time as a result of construction delays and re-routes from road closures.
We’re Here to Help Injured Accident Victims
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident through no fault of your own because of road work or for any other reason, you may be owed compensation for your losses. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled team at Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation right away to learn more about how we can help with your case.
We have helped many other people in similar situations, and we will do everything in our power to help you recover the compensation you deserve too. Don’t delay—we are ready and willing to help you now.
Contact our office today by calling (310) 683-2300 or filling out the online contact form to discuss the details of your case and learn more about how we can help you.