It may not be surprising to learn that every year in New York, hundreds of construction workers are injured or killed on job sites. What you might not realize is that many construction accidents also involve passing pedestrians or drivers who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Following this unexpected injury could include medical costs, lost wages, stress, pain, suffering and more.
If you or a loved one has been injured on or near a construction site, but were not a worker or laborer, you have have the legal right to get compensation. It is important to contact a Construction Accident Lawyer New York trusts to handle New York pedestrian construction accidents to ensure you recover maximum damages. At Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C., we focus on personal injury law which includes all types of construction accidents.
I was passing a construction site as a pedestrian and was injured, now what?
If you have been injured while working at a construction site, filing for workers compensation will likely be the most practical, and available, option. When this pertains to your situation, please see our other pages for more information.
If you were a pedestrian or innocent bystander injured on or near a construction site, a New York construction accident lawyer might advise you to file a personal injury claim. This is because in these types of cases, negligence on part of the construction site, is almost always a factor. Liable parties may include:
Responsibilities of a Construction Site
By law, construction sites must adhere to rules set forth by the state and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Unfortunately, these rules are not always followed. As a result people anywhere on or around the site can become injured. Some of the construction site’s responsibilities include:
Failing to adhere to these rules could be grounds for negligence and could open the construction site up to liability. Our team of Construction Accident Lawyers in New York have handled pedestrian construction accident claims that have involved:
What You Should Do Following the Accident
Following an injury as a pedestrian passing a construction site, you should:
Do You Have More Questions? Call a Lawyer NOW.
More than likely you have many questions and concerns about your legal options, the claims process, and how you can receive medical treatment now. The lawyers from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C., can address these matters and more during a consultation. You should not have to go through this alone. Contact the Construction Accident Lawyer New York calls first to help learn what your options are.