Public works and commercial construction projects are increasingly proliferating throughout the nation as our slow but steady economic recovery continues. Public and private development projects are significant economic stimulators but can also contribute to an increased risk of public hazards. In many cases, city streets, highways and other public areas must still be somewhat accessible to the public while construction is ongoing. This creates the potential for personal injury from construction site accidents being suffered by private citizens who are going about their daily activities.
Construction sites generally come with some level of risk for accidents and injury, some more dangerous than others. While construction workers must contend with the inherent risk factors in their jobs, pedestrians should be aware of the possible dangers that come with construction activity in public spaces.
Public at Risk for Construction Site Accidents
Construction workers must often use heavy equipment, both large and small, that has the potential to malfunction or to be used improperly and result in a construction accident that can injure pedestrians as well as workers. A harrowing incident took place last spring in Manhattan when a huge sawblade sprung loose from its saw casing and went flying dangerously down 9th Avenue near 48th Street, sending pedestrians scurrying for safety and injuring a woman by cutting her legs.
Similar construction site accidents involving industrial equipment mishaps are common throughout the country. In Seattle recently, eight people were injured by a falling overhead roadway sign that crashed onto the top of the Metro bus. The investigation conducted by the Washington State Department of Transport found that a pile of pipes that were being lifted off of a flatbed truck came into contact with the sign, knocking it from its postings, causing the struck by an object accident.
Personal Injuries from Construction Accidents Impact Families
These two incidents are by no means isolated incidents. Unfortunately, construction projects are an everyday occurrence and so are personal injury construction accidents stemming from the worksites. Personal injury accidents put a stressful burden not only on the victim but also on their family. While the victim is contending with pain from injuries, potential surgeries, rehabilitation and rapidly mounting medical bills; both work and family routines are disrupted. If you are injured in a construction accident remember to:
- Seek medical attention right away;
- Do not communicate with any representatives of insurance companies or their investigators;
- Contact a construction accident lawyer who handles third party liability claims as soon as possible.
Cherry Hill Construction Accident Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Help Construction Accident Victims Recover Damages
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a construction accident, you may be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim to receive compensation for your injuries. Cherry Hill construction accident lawyers at DiTomaso Law have extensive experience representing people in personal injury claims in New Jersey. We are well versed in the insidious deny, delay and defend tactics employed by New Jersey insurance companies. We always work to ensure that our clients can focus on rehabilitation and getting their lives back on track while we defend their rights.
Contact DiTomaso Law online or call 856-414-0010 to schedule a free consultation with one of our top South Jersey personal injury lawyers. Our offices are located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to serve clients in Cherry Hill, Mount Holly, Camden County, Burlington County and throughout South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.