Los Angeles Construction Site Pedestrian Injury

Construction makes our lives better and more efficient, but what a mess it sometimes causes to our streets as well as our pedestrian sidewalks and walkways while it’s in progress.

pedestrian accident at construction site

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Here in Greater Los Angeles, where it seems like a skyscraper or new apartment building is going up on every corner, you as a pedestrian may often feel like you’re navigating an obstacle course walking past a construction zone.

General contractors and their various subcontractors have a duty to keep their construction sites and the surrounding areas in a clean, orderly, and safe condition to avoid pedestrians incurring a construction injury. In a perfect world, construction workers would have the time and sensibility to follow all the rules and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations so that no accidents would ever happen. Unfortunately, however, we don’t live in a perfect world.

Construction site debris and the injury causing scenarios associated with them come in all shapes and sizes, including:

  • Discarded materials on public walkways
  • Trash generally, around dumpsters, and/or falling from sloppy trash chutes
  • Runoff from concrete mixers and other machines that utilize water
  • Leftover materials
  • Scrap pieces of wood, concrete, and other materials
  • Demolition
  • Falling construction materials onto pedestrians below

Not only do construction site debris pose a very serious trip and fall and/or slip and fall risk, but they can also be very dangerous in and of themselves. A common example is a nail sticking out of a board or sharp piece of metal that can cut and puncture the body, even through a shoe. Another issue is dangerous chemicals that can be harmful to the touch or to breathe. Also, falling debris pose a threat from above when they fall from the sky onto you.

If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site, you need a powerhouse law firm that has aggressive pedestrian accident injury lawyers to take the fight to large construction companies and their insurance companies. The Dominguez Firm has been handling construction site accidents, including those caused by debris, for over 30 years here in Greater Los Angeles and beyond. Our construction accident injury lawyers are keenly knowledgeable of the ins and outs of the industry, the various regulations, how to prove liability, and will fight for your maximum recovery.

The Dominguez Firm has experienced construction accident injury lawyers to assist and get you the compensation you deserve. If there is no recovery, there is no fee! Call now for a free consultation at 800-818-1818.