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Atlanta Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction sites can be very unstable. In fact, thousands of construction workers suffer injuries on the job every year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, construction workers are not the only people at risk of injury near construction sites. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians all may suffer injury in accident while passing by a construction site. If the accident occurred because the construction workers or company were negligent, the accident victim may hold them accountable for their actions and recover for any injuries sustained by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Call (980) 246-2656 or contact us online to learn more about your options after a construction accident.
Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries
There are many potential ways that construction site hazards can cause accidents to people near to the site. Some of the most common include:
- Falling objects
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Accidents with construction vehicles or equipment
- Collapsing buildings
- Unsecured fences or barriers
- Construction site debris
- Unstable ground
Common Accidents Near Construction Sites
Common accidents that may occur near construction sites include:
- Pedestrians, bicyclists, or motor vehicles struck by falling objects or tools
- Slip and fall accidents due to debris or other hazards left on the sidewalk
- Injuries caused by ground or trench collapses
- Electrocutions if someone comes in contact with an ungrounded wire or unfinished electrical system
- Motor vehicle accidents with large piece of construction equipment or other construction vehicles
- Falls into open manhole covers or other holes in the ground that do not have proper warning
When can I sue for construction site injuries?
In order to be able to recover for injuries caused by these and other hazardous conditions that may be present at construction sites, plaintiffs need to be able to establish that negligence caused or contributed to the accident.
Construction companies are well aware of the fact that they operate in a high-risk industry, and often have a legal team on call ready to defend against potential claims. In order to limit their potential liability, they may try and offer victims unreasonably low settlement offers or try and intimidate victims into not pursing the matter further. As a result, it is imperative that victims retain the services of an experienced attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
Do not wait to get advice if you were harmed in a construction accident and are considering taking legal action. Call (980) 246-2656 or contact us online to get started.
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