Liability In Construction Accidents
Construction site accident cases present a variety of complex legal issues related to contractual indemnity, premises liability, and compliance with government or industry safety standards. All of these issues may affect liability in the case and should be discussed with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. In general, construction accident lawsuits will be governed by the law of negligence, premises liability, products liability or some combination of the three.
There are several parties that may be liable for the victim’s injuries. Depending on the facts of the case, these parties may include the owner of the site, the general contractor, subcontractors, government agencies, private security companies, design and engineering professionals, and material or equipment suppliers. A thorough analysis of each possible claim should be conducted in order to maximize the victim’s recovery.