At this time of year it seems like construction zones are everywhere, especially on Ohio highways. While they can seem to be a nuisance to drivers as they attempt to get to vacation or weekend destinations, the work being done is necessary to maintain the safety of the roadways. The reduced speed limits in construction zones are there to protect the safety of both workers and drivers. Sadly, a fatal car accident occurred recently that ended in the death of a construction worker.

A car was traveling eastbound on US 24 in Waterville Township in a construction zone. The car changed lanes and veered into the lane under construction. The vehicle struck a construction worker and a truck. The worker died as a result of his injuries.

The area has been under construction for a couple of weeks and there are signs warning drivers that they are entering a construction zone. It is not believed that speed was a factor in the accident. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

The sudden death of a loved in Ohio always comes as a shock. The shock may be accompanied by deep feelings of grief and even anger. The family and loved ones typically want answers as to why and how the tragedy happened, and while nothing can bring the loved one back, consulting with a personal injury attorney may be able to provide some answers — about workers’ compensation survivors’ benefits and the civil justice system. A knowledgeable lawyer can review the facts of the case and help determine if a civil lawsuit is an option against the party deemed responsible for the car accident. A successfully litigated claim can provide compensation for medical costs, final costs and other verifiable losses.