Construction sites are full of dangerous hazards that have the potential to cause serious bodily injury to both people at the site as well as passers-by. The injuries that people can sustain in construction site accidents can be catastrophic, and may result in long-term disability or disfigurement. When these accidents occur to the negligence on the part of the construction crew or another party, victims may be able to obtain significant financial compensation for their injuries. Due to the technical and industry-specific issues that may arise in construction site accidents, it is advisable for victims to consult with an experienced Peachtree City personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
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
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 personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured at or around a construction site you may be entitled to substantial compensation. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping the victims of construction site accidents hold those responsible for their injuries liable. We offer free consultations, and will do not collect any attorney’s fees unless you recover for your losses. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.