As the weather warms each year, road users see an increase in both construction and motorcycle enthusiasts. Unfortunately, construction zones can be particularly dangerous for motorcycle riders. With uneven roads, loose gravel, and debris littering their path, it is not surprising motorcyclists need a heightened level of awareness in construction zones. One mistake could be devastating. If riders fail to pay attention to their surroundings, they could be injured in a construction-zone motorcycle accident.
All drivers are required to slow down and adhere to reduced speed limits in construction zones. Unfortunately, some drivers do not adhere to the posted speed limits through construction zones. This is particularly dangerous to motorcyclists who obey the posted signs but are often unseen by reckless drivers in these areas.
Preventing a Construction Zone Motorcycle Accident
For riders, any change to the road’s surface could mean serious consequences. Since construction zones roads are constantly changing, it’s important to keep an eye out for the following road hazards:
- Rocks, debris, or loose gravel in the road
- Drop-offs and uneven pavement
- Exposed manhole covers
- Shifting lanes
- Pooling water
- Traffic stopping suddenly
- Workers near the road
- Areas without shoulders
- And more
Poor road conditions, negligent drivers, and poorly marked road changes can pose serious dangers for motorcyclists. Road awareness is extremely important when riding through work zones.
Contact our Construction Zone Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact our Construction Zone Motorcycle Accident Attorneys today at 720.863.6904 or email us for your free consultation. Our lawyers handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Slip & Fall Accidents, and Dog Bites & Attacks. We service Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Commerce City, Lakewood, Littleton, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, and other parts of metropolitan Denver, Colorado.
Owner and Managing Attorney
Jerry Bowman, J.D., M.A., Owner and managing attorney of Bowman Law LLC, takes his responsibility to the legal profession seriously and dedicates his time and effort to providing quality and competent legal representation to clients in Denver and throughout all of Colorado. He holds an MA in Political Science from Wayne State University and earned his law degree in two and a half years from Michigan State University College of Law.