California is a fault state, meaning that someone must be held liable for causing an accident. California is also a comparative fault state, meaning that more than one party can be found liable for causing an accident. However, what determines fault is the negligence that each party partook in that caused the accident.
A construction zone workers’ or company’s negligence that can cause an accident include:
- not providing the proper signage;
- having low visibility;
- lack of barrier tools such as cones and others.
A driver’s negligence that can cause an accident include:
- failing to slow their speed at a construction site;
- failing to merge lanes to avoid a construction site;
- and failing to come to a full stop upon coming to a traffic jam.