Owners are responsible for ensuring safe conditions to prevent injuries on their property. This liability extends to construction projects on the premises.
If you get hurt at a business due to inadequate safety precautions during a remodel or building project, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Understanding your rights
The law requires that business owners and managers take every reasonable action to safeguard workers, visitors and customers from potential injuries on site. Premises liability law allows you to pursue a claim against owners when you sustain injuries due to negligence and applies to construction site accidents.
Identifying common causes of bystander injuries
People visiting or patronizing a business location that has construction underway can sustain injuries from:
- Slips and falls resulting from scattered materials, spilled liquids or broken pavement
- Falling objects like tools or construction debris
- Unmarked safety hazards
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Toxic chemical fumes or dust
- Extreme loud noises
Deciding who is liable in a construction site accident involves many factors. It is essential to understand the laws related to injury liability to discover the responsible party in your accident. When building your case, research if other people got injuries in the same location. Gather evidence proving the owner did not take proper measures to prevent accidents in the construction area.
Identify whether construction equipment is at the root of your incident. If faulty equipment is the cause, the manufacturer may be liable for your injuries. However, the contractor may be liable if your accident is due to improper use of construction machinery and tools.
If you have injuries from visiting a property undergoing construction, you have a legal right to seek compensation. Thorough knowledge of Texas laws will help you get the outcome you deserve.