What Happens When a Pedestrian Is Hurt at a Construction Site?

If a pedestrian gets hurt at a construction site, they may be able to pursue damages. To do so, the pedestrian must file a premises liability lawsuit against the company responsible for the site. The pedestrian can hire a premises liability lawyer to help them file their claim and request the most damages possible.

At Tucker Lawyers PC, we help those injured at construction sites. Meet with a premises liability attorney from our team. When you do, our attorney can review your case and help you determine if now is the right time to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Why Choose Us?

We are a New York law firm committed to helping construction site accident victims in any way we can. Our team serves people across New York City and Long Island. With help from our premises liability lawyer, you are well-equipped to present a compelling argument in court.

To date, we have helped clients in premises liability cases and other personal injury lawsuits secure millions of dollars in damages. Regardless of the case, we put our best foot forward. We work in lockstep with you to ensure you can achieve the best possible case result.

Clients frequently rave about our work in personal injury cases. We have received many positive client reviews. Our team continues to look for ways to help our clients win or settle their cases in as little time as possible.

How We Can Help

We understand the costs of a personal injury can add up quickly. Our team makes sure you request adequate compensation for these costs. If you are injured in a pedestrian construction site accident, we will do everything in our power to help you secure a fair amount of compensation.

Our premises liability lawyer allocates sufficient time, energy, and resources to learn about your case. We ask you questions and get insights into your accident and injury. With this information at our disposal, we can start building your case.

We can file your lawsuit and guide you through the legal process. Our team encourages you to share your legal concerns and questions with us. As such, we can put you in the best position to secure the maximum amount of compensation.

Can You Sue for Injuries Sustained While Walking Past a Construction Site?

You can sue for injuries you incur while walking past a construction site. A construction company is responsible for maintaining a safe work site and keeping pedestrians safe. If the company fails to do so, the business can be held financially responsible for its negligence.

There are no damage caps for personal injury cases in New York. You can request any number of economic damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and other quantifiable expenses relating to a pedestrian construction accident. In addition, you can ask for non-economic damages for pain, suffering, and other subjective losses you incur.

If you want to file a personal injury lawsuit after a pedestrian construction site accident, consult with a lawyer. This allows you to provide an attorney with details about your accident and injury. If you have a valid claim, the lawyer will help you submit a request for economic and non-economic damages.

Who You Can Sue After a Pedestrian Construction Site Accident?

The construction company managing a work site may be the at-fault party in a personal injury case. If you get injured at a construction site, you can sue the company responsible for maintaining the space. There can also be other parties responsible for your accident and injury, including:

  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • A property owner
  • A product manufacturer
  • Construction workers.

Your lawyer can help you identify all at-fault parties in your pedestrian construction site accident case. Initially, your attorney analyzes your accident and injury. Your lawyer can then help you pursue damages from one or more negligent parties.

A Closer Look at the Injuries You Can Suffer in a Pedestrian Construction Site Accident

Pedestrian construction site accident injuries range in terms of severity. These injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Head trauma
  • Back injuries.

It is in your best interests to seek medical care after a pedestrian construction site accident. You may not experience immediate pain following your accident. Yet, medical personnel can evaluate you and identify any health issues.

If you are dealing with an injury during a construction site accident, continue to treat it. Some injuries require physical therapy or other long-term treatments. By tracking your medical treatments and the costs associated with them, you may be able to build a compelling case against any at-fault parties.

What to Do If You Get Injured While Walking Past a Construction Site?

If you suffer an injury at a construction site, try to stay calm. Here is how you can respond to the incident and get the help you need to recover.

Call 911

Reach out to 911 to report the construction site accident and any injuries. Medical personnel will come to the scene to treat you and anyone else that was injured. Police officers will also come to the accident scene to collect information from those involved.

Get medical treatment at the accident scene and go to an emergency room as needed. As you receive treatment for any accident-related injuries, track your medical costs. You may be able to use medical bills and any records relating to your treatment as evidence in a premises liability lawsuit.

Share information about police officers about your construction site accident as well. Police officers can put together an accident report. If you proceed with a premises liability lawsuit, you may be able to utilize this report as evidence.

Take Photos of the Accident Scene

Capture photos of the accident scene and any injuries you incurred. You can quickly snap photos on your smartphone. These images can reflect any poor construction site conditions that led to your injury and the severity of your injury.

Along with photos, you can capture video evidence at the accident scene. Each video you take can show several aspects of the accident scene and your injury. The videos you collect may be used as evidence.

Tucker Lawyers PC can evaluate any photo and video evidence you collect after you are involved in a pedestrian construction site accident. Our premises liability lawyer can help you identify relevant evidence you can use to support your request for damages. Plus, our attorney can figure out the best way to present your evidence during a trial.

Partner with a Premises Liability Lawyer

Do not wait too long to connect with a premises liability attorney. Per New York’s statute of limitations, you have up to three years from the date of a pedestrian construction site accident and injury to pursue damages. If the statute of limitations lapses, you lose the right to ask for compensation from any at-fault parties at a later date.

A premises liability lawyer starts working on your case right away. The attorney makes sure your lawsuit is filed by the statute of limitations. From here, the lawyer helps you win or settle your case.

Your attorney will keep you in the loop as your lawsuit moves forward. If your lawyer cannot negotiate a settlement that meets your expectations, your case will go to trial. At this point, your attorney will do their part to ensure you are awarded full damages.

Expect a Settlement Offer Following Your Pedestrian Construction Site Accident

An at-fault party or their insurance company may contact you the days after your construction site accident. They may do so in the hopes of getting you to accept a settlement proposal. It can be tempting to approve a settlement, but doing so can be problematic.

Accepting a settlement gives up your right to pursue additional compensation. This means you will be able to receive money right away from the at-fault party. At the same time, you may only get a portion of the compensation you need to cover the short- and long-term medical costs associated with your accident and injury.

A pedestrian accident lawyer can review a settlement offer with you. The attorney will not push you to approve an offer. Rather, the lawyer will encourage you to evaluate the proposal from all angles so you can make an informed decision about it.

When to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit after a Pedestrian Construction Site Accident?

If you are considering filing a premises liability lawsuit, consult an attorney. You can discuss your accident and injury with a premises liability lawyer. Next, you can explore all of your legal options.

A premises liability lawyer takes as much time as needed to evaluate a pedestrian construction site accident case. The attorney gains insights into understanding what happened and the compensation an individual can request. If the lawyer feels their client has a compelling argument, they can start working on their lawsuit.

At Tucker Lawyers PC, we offer legal help to individuals involved in pedestrian construction site accidents in New York. For more information or to request a free consultation, please contact us online or call us at (516) 399-2364.

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Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.

John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]

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