California Construction sites present an untold number of hazards, some of which may be clearly labeled, some of which may appear suddenly and unexpectedly. Whether you're a contractor on assignment to build, a resident of a condominium being remodeled, or a simple passerby, if you've been hurt in a California slip and fall or trip and fall related accident, you may be entitled to be compensation for your injuries. Of course, the degree of negligence on the part of construction site owners or contractors will play a large role in determining the viability of a lawsuit or injury claim. An investigation (careful) will need to performed and all relevant witnesses interviewed as soon as possible. An injured person who was on site for work purposes can claim liability in cases in which a mere social visitor might not be able to. Similarly, an invited guest might be able to claim liability in cases in which a trespasser to the site would not. These details need close review.
It is also a fact that all properties change over time. Construction sites, however, tend to change abruptly and without much advance notice given the fact that projects are being constructed. Hazards can appear and disappear as construction progresses. For instance, a sidewalk around the site might be partially removed so that a crew can access electrical and plumbing outlets. This presents an open pit type slip and fall accident hazard. Later on during the process, the sidewalk may be replaced and repaved. This new wet pavement can lead to other types of slip and fall disasters. Common Construction Type Slip and Fall Accidents and Injuries include broken bones (particularly of the hands and wrists, which are used to break falls), fractured vertebrates, head injuries, as well as neck and spine damage.
Mark C. Blane is a San Diego Slip and Fall Attorney, and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Premise Liability Law Firm devoted to representing families of injured persons of automobile accidents. If you or someone you love, has been injured or killed in San Diego County, or Southern California, due to the negligence of another, please order your FREE copy of Mr. Blane's book, The 10 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer. It is full of helpful information, insights, and secrets that will help you protect your legal rights. It normally sells for $16.95; however, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in a California accident.