Construction sites are dangerous locations that can threaten the well-being of any person who comes near them. This applies to pedestrians walking by, drivers who enter road work areas, and employees performing job duties. If you have suffered an injury due to negligence on a construction site, you may be able to hold the at-fault individual or entity liable with the help of a hard-working personal injury attorney.

Call a Derby construction accident lawyer from Richmond Vona, LLC, to learn about how our many years of experience can be put to use advocating on your behalf.

Construction Site Owners Must Take Steps to Protect Passersby

There is no doubt that construction sites are hazardous locations. Responsible owners will limit access to the general public as well as take reasonable steps to prevent known dangers from impacting pedestrians and drivers. Unfortunately, this due diligence is not always adhered to, and serious injuries can occur.

Tools may fall off scaffolding and land on pedestrians. Equipment may fail and damage passing vehicles. It is even possible that workers may engage in reckless behavior and cause injuries to passersby. In these cases, it is likely that the construction company is liable for the resulting damage.

However, injured parties must still prove negligence. They must also be sure to satisfy the statute of limitations for personal injury cases. According to New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214, this may be as short as three years after the event. A Derby construction accident attorney can help individuals better understand their rights and collect fair compensation for their losses.

Demands for Compensation Evaluate the Full Impact of an Event

Demonstrating liability for an incident is only one part of a successful case. It is just as important to be able to show how this event has changed one’s life. This means evaluating an accident’s physical, emotional, and financial consequences.

Claims will always revolve around the impact of physical injuries. Regardless of whether the harm is mild or catastrophic, an at-fault construction company is responsible for paying for all needed medical care. These events can also have a devastating impact on a person’s quality of life. Emotional trauma, pain, suffering, and PTSD are common results of construction site accidents for which the injured party can seek compensation.

Additionally, the event may impair a person’s ability to support themselves and their family if they miss time at work while recovering or lose their capability to work altogether. Our construction accident attorneys are prepared to listen to understand the ways in which an injury has impacted one’s life to place an accurate value on a case and demand all appropriate compensation.

Let a Derby Construction Accident Attorney Protect Your Legal Rights

Construction sites contain a myriad of potential hazards that can impact the health of passersby. Pedestrians and drivers always have the right to demand compensation if a site’s owner fails to take proper precautions to prevent an injury. These damages can include the payment of medical bills, lost wage reimbursement, and compensation for a diminished quality of life.

A Derby construction accident lawyer can help you pursue these payments by working to determine fault for an incident and evaluating how that event has impacted your life. Reach out to Richmond Vona, LLC, today for a free consultation and to begin reviewing the details of your case.

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With over 25 years of combined personal injury experience, our co-founding attorneys, John E. Richmond and Keith R. Vona, have helped injury victims and their family members recover more than $150 million in financial relief.
John E. Richmond
John E. Richmond
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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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Keith R. Vona
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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