Speak With Blake Today

Blake Jones Law Firm, LLC, is currently taking claims related to Hurricane Ida. Call 504-323-4314.  

Insurance companies won’t treat you fairly, even when you’ve paid premiums for years and have never had a claim. Attorneys at the Blake Jones Law firm have recovered millions of dollars for thousands of hurricane damage claims in Louisiana. When your home is at stake, make sure you have experienced attorneys fighting to get the money you need to rebuild your home.

In 2005, Blake Jones Law Firm successfully handled thousands of Hurricane Katrina claims. Hire experienced lawyers that are prepared to fight for you immediately against insurance companies. Let us take this burden from you. Blake Jones Law Firm will not delay in getting fair recovery for your losses from the Hurricane Ida devastation.

Legal Help For Maritime And Motor Vehicle Accidents
Legal Help For Maritime And Motor Vehicle Accidents
  1. Home
  2.  – 
  3. Injuries
  4.  – Missouri sees increase in truck crashes in work zones

Missouri sees increase in truck crashes in work zones

On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2022 | Injuries |

Last fall, KQ2 reported an increase in overall traffic accidents and fatalities in Missouri. The concerning trend includes a rise in truck crashes that occur in work zones.

Review the details about the data and take steps to protect yourself when driving through work zones.

Looking at the numbers

In the article, a public information representative from the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported these statistics for the period from September 2020 to September 2021:

  • 30% increase in traffic accidents
  • 2% increase in traffic fatalities
  • 25% increase in work zone crashes

MoDOT State Highways Safety and Traffic Engineer said the state saw a record number of truck crashes in work zones in 2021. These accidents most commonly occur when motorists collide with Transportation Management Association trucks.

Staying safe at work on the road

Construction site crashes on Missouri highways most commonly occur between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. MoDOT cites driver speed, reckless driving and distractions behind the wheel as the most common causes for these hazardous incidents.

You can reduce your risk of being in a truck accident in a work zone by:

  • Drive slowly through work zones and adhere to the lowered speed limits
  • Follow the lines in the road rather than the car in front of you
  • Slow down even more when trucks are entering and leaving the site
  • Do not eat, text, change the radio station, or perform any other action that takes your hands off the wheel

If you are involved in an accident with a truck on a construction site, you may have a case for a personal injury claim. Reporting the incident promptly ensures that you retain eligibility to receive compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and even loss of life.