We have all drove through construction on roads. Whether its a business remodeling their parking lot, or the city expanding the highway, we’re used to paying attention to traffic cones. We count on those traffic cones to tell us where it’s safe to drive. Especially in the cases of low visibility. The traffic cones guide us through danger, to ensure no one is hurt. The last thing we want is to drive into a big hole, created by construction. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to a California man. Driving late at night, he was passing through a construction zone. He saw the cones, and move to the next lane. After the cones ended, he got back into the right lane. However, soon after, he felt his car drop. His car was overturned. He, unfortunately, drove right into a 2 feet deep ditch.
According to other documents, this wasn’t the only person to fall into this ditch. Several other cars have made complaints about the large hole, and the city and the contractor did nothing. Luckily for the contractor and the city, no one else has filed a lawsuit, yet. However, those affected should, these accidents were completely avoidable. They were only caused by the negligence of the city and contractor, and their inability to properly mark the road. The contractor working for the city has recently settled the case with the victim. They agreed that $2.25 million will be paid out by their insurance provider.
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If you were harmed on someone else’s property due to the owner’s negligence, you need a lawyer. Someone has to protect your interests throughout your personal injury case. If your searching for a personal injury lawyer in San Antonio, Villarreal and Begum has the needed experience to fight for you. Call us today or contact us online for a free consultation The Texas Law Guns may be able to help