Who Is Liable if a Pedestrian Is Injured on a Construction Site?

Construction site zones are inherently dangerous, which is why workers are highly equipped with protective gear and safety precautions. Even with these regulations and protocols in place, it is still possible for pedestrians and other passersby to become injured. This can be from a variety of sources, including falling debris or improperly monitored areas. 

If you have been injured walking past a construction site, there are many possible liable parties to hold accountable. This may include the workers, the construction site manager, or even the property owner. Every person there has a duty to protect themselves and others from the dangerous conditions of an active construction site and when they fail to do so, someone can easily get hurt. If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer can help. 

Common Parties Responsible for Construction Site Accidents

Depending on the unique circumstances of your accident and injury, there are many potential parties that can be held accountable for their actions. Common parties that are responsible for pedestrian construction site accidents include the following: 

  • Safety managers
  • Construction site managers
  • Safety managers
  • Any hired workers, including architects, engineers, contractors or subcontractors
  • Property owners
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of the materials, machinery, or equipment

To establish liability, your personal injury attorney will help you demonstrate negligence has occurred. For example, if you are injured walking past a construction site that has not been properly roped off, the four components of negligence would include:

  • The safety manager owed you a duty of care to properly secure the construction site
  • They breached this care by not following basic safety protocol 
  • This breach resulted in your accident
  • The accident directly caused your injury

Texas currently follows a modified comparative negligence law, meaning you can be found partially responsible for your accident and still recover damages. As long as you are not deemed over 50% responsible for the accident and your injuries, you can file a claim for damages. It is important to note that your compensation will be adjusted according to your percentage of fault. 

How a Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Your Case

Don’t try to navigate the aftermath of your pedestrian accident alone. The best course of action to take to ensure you get the compensation you deserve after your injuries is to partner with a dedicated personal injury attorney from Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, our team will get to work on the following important aspects of your case: 

  • Filing your claim with adherence to the statute of limitations
  • Gathering and analyzing any potentially relevant evidence, such as eyewitness accounts, security footage, and professional testimony
  • Handling all scheduling, communications, and negotiations with the insurance company

Our team is prepared to fight for you to receive a worthy settlement. If an agreement cannot be reached, we are even ready to take your case to court. 

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

In the aftermath of a pedestrian accident in Texas, the road to justice may appear daunting, but you are not alone. With the guidance of experienced personal injury attorneys, you can pave the way toward recovery.

At Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP, we stand unwaveringly with you during these trying times. Our track record of successfully advocating for numerous victims and securing the compensation needed to rebuild their lives speaks for itself. Your journey toward justice and healing after your construction site accident begins with a simple call to our office. Let us assist you in reclaiming your rights and tirelessly pursuing resolution in your case. Begin the process today by using our contact form or giving us a call at (512) 454-3751.