I Was Injured While Passing by a Construction Site — Can I Sue?
If you are injured near a construction site due to the negligence of the people working there, you may be able to initiate a personal injury claim. You may also be able to initiate a claim based on premises liability if your injury is the result of negligence on the part of the property owner. As with any claim, the details are crucial, so it is important to discuss your situation with a capable Illinois personal injury lawyer.
What Kinds of Injuries Could I Suffer While Passing a Construction Site?
The types of possible injuries will vary according to the type of construction, but some of the ways you could get injured that could be suffered by passing pedestrians, nearby residents, and employees of businesses in the vicinity could include:
- Falling debris, such as scaffolding or construction materials
- Slips or falls on pedestrians paths or walkways that are poorly maintained
- Auto collisions resulting from a lack of signs indicated a construction zone
Against Whom Can I Pursue a Personal Injury Claim?
If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a nearby construction site, whom you pursue your personal claim against will depend upon a variety of factors. In most cases, your claim will be against one or more of the following parties:
- Owner of the Construction Site – The amount of liability the owner of the premises on which construction is taking place is dependent upon the amount of control he or she gives to an independent contractor. In instances where the owner gives a contractor significant control of the premises, that contractor may be considered the legal possessor of the land while the construction project is ongoing.
- General Contractors and Subcontractors – General contractors and subcontractors have a duty to ensure that work is being done safely, and that the project is in compliance with safety regulations.
As always, it is important to discuss the circumstances of your case with a capable Illinois personal injury lawyer.
Contact Rubens and Kress for an Illinois Personal Injury Lawyer You Can Trust
Cases in which you’re injured due to nearby construction can be complex, which is why it’s so important to have a capable Illinois personal injury lawyer on your side. Rubens and Kress is a law firm that concentrates in personal injury cases, and we charge no fee unless you collect. To request a consultation, contact Rubens and Kress online, at (312) 201-9640, or toll-free at (866) 890-9640.