HSM Case Featured in New York Times
A significant Henry Spiegel Milling LLP automobile accident case was featured in a front page article in The New York Times on December 22, 2009, entitled "Work Zones, Danger Zones." The article, written by veteran New York Times author, Mike McIntire, discussed the potential danger to motorists using the highway system and traveling through construction zones due to the lack of clear safety guidelines and standards. Mr. McIntire worked on the article for over eight months, and spent a considerable amount of time consulting with Henry Spiegel Milling LLP partner, Clay Milling, regarding construction zones and the regulations that go along with them. Mr. McIntire reached out to Mr. Milling for assistance with the article after he and The New York Times became aware of a significant case Henry Spiegel Milling LLP litigated for two young boys who were rendered paraplegic after a construction zone automobile accident on Interstate 75 near Macon, Georgia.
"I think Mike’s article is right on point, and is a message that everyone needs to understand. Construction zones are inherently unsafe, and because they are not regulated with any real degree of structure, motorists can easily become confused, which leads to more wrecks and more severe wrecks," says Milling. "The simple fact is that automobile and trucking accidents that occur in construction zones are completely different than standard accidents, and it is absolutely vital that the construction companies be held fully accountable if these zones were set up in an unsafe manner, which contributed to the wreck."
Henry Spiegel Milling LLP is proud of its knowledge of construction and work zone safety, and very proud of the fact that The New York Times relied on the firm’s expertise to assist it with the publishing of such a significant and important article. The entire article can be found at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/22/us/22workzone.html.