Las Vegas Construction Accident Attorney
Construction is a dangerous industry. Whether you’re a construction worker, a passerby, or someone who has to drive through a construction zone on your commute to work, you could be in danger of serious injuries. Construction projects in Las Vegas might be necessary, but they can pose safety hazards to all involved. Contact a Las Vegas construction accident attorney with Panish Shea & Boyle LLP if you need legal advice about a recent construction accident and injuries. We might be able to help you secure financial compensation.
Dangers of the Construction Industry
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calls construction the nation’s deadliest industry. Construction is responsible for one in five worker fatalities in the United States. As a construction worker in Vegas, you could face daily dangers from power tools, heavy machinery, heights, falling tools or debris, hazardous substances, fires/explosions, overexertion, electrical components, disease/illness, and transportation vehicles.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
The four main causes of construction worker death, according to OSHA are falls, struck-by objects, electrocutions, and caught-in/between. In 2016, almost 1,000 construction workers died in the United States. Construction accidents don’t only affect workers, however. Every year, hundreds of auto accidents occur in roadway construction zones.
Who is Liable for an Accident at a Construction Site?
During your complimentary consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers, you’ll learn whether we believe someone else is legally responsible (liable) for causing your injuries. We’ll listen to your side of the story and may send our investigators to gather more information. Then, we’ll identify who or what caused your construction accident. We may find that one or more of the following parties liable:
- Construction company. Construction companies are often responsible for accidents that another company could have prevented. These include workplace accidents that injure or kill workers, as well as driver/pedestrian accidents that result from an unsafe construction zone. It is the site manager’s legal duty to ensure the safety of others on the premises to the best of his or her ability.
- The city of Las Vegas. If the construction project is one that the city has jurisdiction over, or on city-owned property, the Las Vegas government might be liable. Claims against the government have the same two-year deadline as other personal injury claims, but they require special notices before filing.
- Third party. Other drivers, subcontractors, product manufacturers, or property owners could also share liability for a construction accident. Many cases involve the shared liability of more than one person or entity.
Pedestrian and Car Accidents at Construction Projects
Construction projects can make the roads more dangerous before they make them less so. Vehicles and equipment on the road, distracting signs and workers, dangerous detours, and uneven roads are all hazards drivers have to navigate when crossing through construction zones. Construction car accidents could be the fault of the construction company or the city in charge of the roadway project. A third type of construction accident is one that impacts pedestrians and passersby.
Having to walk through an active or dormant construction site on your way to work, home, or school can mean exposing yourself to unreasonable risks of harm. Protruding screws and nails, unstable platforms, failing walls, workers dropping objects from scaffolds, downed power lines, malfunctioning equipment, crane collapses, and vehicle rollover accidents can all endanger pedestrians. Whether you were a worker, driver, or passerby in a construction accident, contact our Las Vegas construction accident lawyers.
Contact a Construction Accident Lawyer From Panish Shea & Boyle
Getting a negligent or careless construction party to pay for your damages after an incident can help you create a stable financial future for you and your family. Our expertise as Las Vegas work injury lawyers can ensure you get the best outcome possible for your claim. Before you agree to a fast workers’ compensation settlement or another insurance offer contact us. Your claim might be worth much more with our team’s assistance. Call (702) 560-5520 for your case review.