This news may seem shocking, but those seemingly freak accidents that occur when an innocent bystander walking or driving by a construction site is seriously injured or killed happens on average at least once a month! This could be caused by anything from workers dropping hammers and other tools from above, windblown plywood or fences, collapsing scaffolds, and falling debris such as planks or bricks. Unlike workers, bystanders have no protective gear or hard helmet to protect them, and usually have no warning or reason to believe they are in danger.
Most of these accidents are due to negligence by one or more parties involved in the construction.
The most common accidents to bystanders are caused by:
These injuries are often serious, as victims are caught off-guard and often do not have a chance to avoid the danger.
If you or a family member were injured near a construction site, you may have questions about your legal rights. Our construction site accident lawyers can help. We provide free, no-risk consultations to help make sure all your questions are answered, let you know your legal options and the best course of action.
We have worked hard to win construction site cases for our clients. We work with a team of top-notch investigators, accident re-constructionists and medical experts to get the evidence needed to win these cases and get you the compensation you may need to pay for medical bills, lost wages and any other expenses that resulted from the accident.