Seeking Justice for Road Workers: Understanding Liability in Atlanta

Roadwork plays a crucial role in Atlanta’s infrastructure, but it’s not without risks. Tragically, negligent oversight can lead to serious injuries or fatalities for road workers. At Gunn Law Group, we’re committed to holding responsible parties accountable for these incidents. Join us as we explore recent cases, potential liabilities, and the legal avenues available to victims and their families.

Recent Incidents Highlighting Risks

In Marietta on March 12, 2023, Jimmy Varraza and Oscar Agulair were setting up a traffic arrow board when a car struck them, leaving them critically injured. Similarly, in Doraville on June 21, 2021, Scottie Sherman lost his life when a driver swerved into a work zone, highlighting the dangers faced by road workers.

Identifying Liable Parties

Determining liability in road worker injuries requires thorough investigation. While reckless drivers are often liable, third-party workers and government agencies may also share responsibility.

  • Reckless Drivers: Drivers who fail to obey traffic signals or drive under the influence can be held accountable for injuries or fatalities.
  • Third-Party Workers: Contractors, subcontractors, and others involved in roadwork must ensure safe conditions and proper protocols.
  • Government Agencies: Negligence in road maintenance, signage, or work zone policing can lead to liability for government entities.

Navigating Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation provides benefits to injured workers and their families, regardless of fault. While it prohibits lawsuits against employers, it may not cover all damages. Surviving family members may pursue additional compensation through wrongful death lawsuits against liable third parties.

Seeking Legal Representation

Navigating the legal complexities of road worker injury cases requires seasoned legal expertise. Gunn Law Group’s wrongful death lawyers understand the nuances of these cases and are dedicated to advocating for victims and their families. With our guidance, you can seek justice and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact Gunn Law Group Today

Don’t face the aftermath of a road worker injury alone. Contact Gunn Law Group at 888-244-4866 for a free consultation. Let the big Gunn fight for your rights and help you navigate the path to justice.


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