National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) takes place from April 11 to April 15, 2022. Throughout Nevada, construction activity typically increases in April thanks to more sunlight and warmer temperatures. This also means an increase in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. To help you and your loved ones avoid Las Vegas construction zone accidents, the team at ER Injury Attorneys offers the following safety tips.
Tips to Avoid Las Vegas Work Zone Accidents
Longtime Las Vegas residents should be familiar with work zone activity throughout the Valley. After all, the area is one of the fastest growing in the country. According to the 2020 U.S. Census, the population in the Las Vegas metropolitan area (Las Vegas, Paradise, Henderson, etc.) grew 18.7% between 2010 and 2020.
While many cities, particularly in California, saw a population dip during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Las Vegas area experienced tremendous growth. Naturally, the population influx of the last decade has led to increased housing, shopping centers, office buildings, and more. To reduce your chances of Las Vegas work zone accidents, ER Injury Attorneys recommends the following:
Obey Hazard Signs and Stay Within Designated Boundaries
This seems like simple advice, but you’d be surprised by how many work zone accidents are caused by drivers that fail to obey the speed limit, ignore hazard signs, and disregard traffic cones. All of those things are there for your safety and the safety of other drivers. Following the rules is a simple but effective way of increasing your safety.
Slow Down When Approaching a Work Zone
Construction zones are filled with debris, heavy machinery, workers, and more. Slow down when you approach a work zone so that you can pay close attention to your surroundings. A construction site guarantees that you will encounter elements that are not on your typical drive or walk. Keep an eye out for objects that could cause you to lose control of your vehicle or lead to a slip and fall accident.
Turn Down the Music
In addition to paying close attention to your surroundings with your eyes, it’s important to make sure that you can hear any audio cues that can alert you to danger. Work zones have all sorts of equipment that generates loud noise, such as jackhammers, excavators, bulldozers, land graders, and more. Turning down the volume of your car stereo or headphones can make the difference between staying safe and getting into an accident.
Plan Ahead Using Your GPS
Naturally, the best way to avoid a work zone accident is to avoid work zones entirely. Modern mobile phone apps like Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze or infotainment systems such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can help you drive around construction sites. Even if you’re driving somewhere you go to regularly, our team recommends using a GPS traffic program so that you’re aware of any work zones and can drive around them.
Contact a Las Vegas Construction Zone Accidents Lawyer
The team at ER Injury Attorneys hopes that you follow the safety tips above to increase your safety. Please share them with your family and friends as part of National Work Zone Awareness Week. Learning these tips will keep you and your family safe throughout the year. Unfortunately, Las Vegas work zone accidents can happen no matter how safe you’re being. If you find yourself in such a situation then contact a personal injury lawyer from ER Injury Attorneys for immediate assistance.
Our staff is available to assist you in the event of an accident 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call at 702-878-7878 or contact us through the Internet via LiveChat or encrypted contact form. Whether you’re calling from Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, or Boulder City, ER Injury Attorneys offers free, no-obligation consultations. Furthermore, we do not charge any fees unless our lawyers have recovered money on your behalf. For high quality legal representation and a matchless commitment to customer service, give ER Injury Attorneys a call today.
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