Who is liable if a person is injured by debris from a construction site while walking on a public sidewalk next to that site?
If someone in Louisiana is injured by debris from a construction site while walking on a public sidewalk next to that site, the construction company who is overseeing the site is most likely liable for those injuries.
In these types of accidents, a Louisiana personal injury claim may be filed against the construction company for negligence, since in this scenario their actions led directly to your injuries.
The construction company has a responsibility to protect the public from any foreseeable dangers that may occur during the construction process, which includes ensuring debris and other materials are adequately stored and not blocking any walkways around the site itself.
Proving Construction Company Liability
In these cases fault must be proven in a court of law, so you will likely need the help of a Louisiana personal injury attorney to build a solid case. You will want to gather as much evidence as possible that supports your version of the events, including:
- Photographs of the conditions that resulted in your injury
- Statements from the witnesses to the accident
- Medical records and photographs of your injuries
- Information about similar incidents that may have happened on that property (if applicable)
The New Orleans personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of J. Price McNamara can look at the evidence from your construction site accident case, determine liability and help you file your Louisiana personal injury lawsuit. Contact us today to set up a free consultation of your case – (866) 248-0580.