Pedestrian Construction Accidents
Workers are not the only ones at risk for injury
on a construction site. Pedestrians walking by construction activity also face dangerous conditions.
On a construction site, the property owner, general contractors and sub-contractors have a responsibility to make sure pedestrians can safely cross the street and walk on sidewalks. Pedestrians must be able to travel safely through and around equipment and materials. There must be proper signage and traffic details to assist with pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic. Detours should be set up in cases when safe travel cannot be ensured.
can result when the property owner, contractor or sub-contractors fails to take the proper safety measures. Injuries
can occur when pedestrians are hit by falling construction debris or struck by construction vehicles and other cars. Pedestrian injurie
s can occur during explosions
, fires and entrapments. Injuries
may include skin burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, head injuries
, broken bones and paralysis.
If a pedestrian survives injuries
sustained in a construction accident
, they can expect substantial medical bills. They may be out of work for an extended period of time or be unable to return at all.
If you have been injured
in a pedestrian construction accident
, it is important to speak to an experienced Boston construction accident lawyer
to determine your rights. You may be able to recover damages for injuries, lost wages and pain and suffering. It is best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible because Massachusetts has a Statute of Limitations restricting how long you can file a claim.
The Boston construction accident lawyers
at Breakstone, White & Gluck have over 80 years combined experience handling cases involving personal injury
, wrongful death
and construction accidents
. If you have been injured, contact us today at 800-379-1244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form