Sacramento Construction/Dangerous Road Conditions Accident Lawyer

Although a wide range of federal and state regulations have been implemented to ensure that construction sites are safe, construction accidents remain far too common in California and throughout the United States. Unfortunately, thousands of construction workers and innocent passersby are injured and killed in accidents every year.

The team at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. has over twenty-five years of experience and will fight for the maximum compensation for victims of governmental or contractor negligence. Our attorneys know that poorly maintained construction zones can lead to serious accidents, both on and off the construction site.

Common Causes of Construction Accidents in Sacramento

Not surprisingly, the nature of the construction industry makes it inherently more dangerous than many other workplaces. Construction sites require heavy machinery, dangerous equipment, power tools, electricity, and working from heights. These elements can easily become deadly with even the smallest amount of negligence. When negligence is present, many different accidents can occur. The following are common causes of construction accidents in Sacramento:

  • Lack of proper safety equipment or protocols
  • Negligent or inadequate construction worker training
  • Lack of fall protection for workers
  • Construction site defects
  • Exposure to hazardous substances or chemicals
  • Negligent or criminal coworkers/contractors
  • Defective equipment

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), motor vehicle accidents, falls, electrocutions, getting struck by an object, and getting caught in or between equipment are the most common causes of death in the construction industry.

Non-worker Construction Accident Injury Claims

The dangers inherent at construction sites are not limited to workers alone. Construction, especially along busy roads and sidewalks, frequently leads to injured bystanders and drivers. An injured individual would need to file a standard personal injury claim. There are a variety of ways a bystander could be injured at a construction site. A person could be walking by and get hit by a falling object, or there might be a building demolition explosion that causes injuries to someone walking along the street. The injured party has a right to collect compensation from the party who was at fault for their injury.

An injured party would pursue damages from the construction company through a personal injury claim. With this type of claim, the victim would need to prove fault in order to receive any compensation.

Steps to Take Following a Construction Accident

The decisions you make following a Sacramento construction accident will significantly affect any future legal claims you decide to file. To ensure your safety, there are certain steps you should take after an accident. Also, there are certain steps you should take in order to make sure that you are fairly compensated for your construction accident injuries. Such steps include:

  • See a doctor
  • Report the accident
  • Document your injuries
  • Refuse early offers from insurance companies
  • Call a lawyer

Once you have received the necessary medical care, you should not hesitate to contact a lawyer to help you file a claim. An attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries.

Contact the Experienced Sacramento Construction Accident Lawyers at Eric Ratinoff Law Corp.

Have you been injured in a Sacramento construction accident? If so, you may be entitled to recover damages from a negligent third party. Call Eric Ratinoff Law Corp. today to learn how we can help you recover compensation after an accident. During your free consultation, we will review your claim and answer the questions you have. To schedule your free consultation, call (916) 970-9100 or complete our contact form