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October 22, 2019 | Gary Burger

Construction Site Debris and Accidents - Can I Sue?

If you live in a city or a growing suburb, chances are you see construction sites on a daily basis, and this is a good thing. We want our communities to grow, and we want businesses to thrive and expand. We also prefer it when their expansions are done safely, and the construction sites are cordoned off so that we don't get hurt by debris or falling objects. Sadly, not every construction company follows the rules like they are supposed to, and some don't care at all. They figure that if you got hurt on the construction site, or if debris from the site hurt you, that it's your fault and you shouldn't have walked so close.

Don't accept that answer, because we won't. Our Personal Injury Lawyers have held negligent construction companies liable for the actions before, and if you've been injured while walking near a construction site, or through it, we can fight for your rights. Call or contact our Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis today if you have any questions about your claim, or to see what our lawyers can do for you. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never charge any lawyers fees unless we win your claim.

Can I sue if I was injured by Debris or a Poorly Marked Construction Site?

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Construction companies are legally required to cordon off their sites and make sure that people passing near them are not in harms way. When they fail to do this, and you are injured either by an unsafe walkway, falling debris, or other obstacles in a construction zone, you can and should sue the company that is managing the construction site.

But how do you do this? Is this just like a normal personal injury claim where you send a letter stating your claim and damages, or do you have to sue the construction company and the owner of the property? These cases can be confusing because it isn't always clear who is responsible for the property. So what is the answer? You can start a claim against both parties. Both the construction company and the owner of the land are required to make sure that the premises is safe, and if it isn't they need to take the steps to make sure the premises is safe.

What if the accident happened when no one was around and you don't have any witnesses to prove your side of the story? What do you do? In the event that no one was there to witness the accident, you can still pursue a claim. The easiest way to do this is to call 911. When emergency vehicles arrive on the scene, they are required to compile a report based upon what happened. They will detail where you are injured, the severity of your injuries, how the injury happened, and other factors that contributed to the accident. With this report, your case will be substantially improved, and you'll be able to pursue a full claim against the construction company and the owner of the property.

Do you still have questions? If you aren't sure about your claim, or if your interested in knowing how a lawyer can improve your position in a personal injury claim, feel free to contact our personal injury lawyers in St. Louis. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we don't charge any lawyers fees unless we win your claim.