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Are Construction Sites Dangerous To Pedestrians?

If you walk around nearly any big Texas city, you'll likely see evidence of various construction projects. From the cranes being used to construct the latest high-rise building to the scaffolding workers put up to paint an exterior wall, these sites are pretty easily recognizable. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for pedestrians to suffer serious injuries even when they are well outside the boundaries of the construction zones.

Slip-and-fall accidents are fairly common. From tripping over broken pavement in a parking lot to slipping on a wet surface in the produce section of your neighborhood grocery store, people can often suffer serious injuries when falling to the ground. Broken bones, torn ligaments, muscle sprains or even head trauma can result from a fall.

While a construction zone itself is a dangerous place, pedestrians can also suffer injuries due to the work being done.

  • Tripping over debris on the road or sidewalk
  • Tripping over uneven planks in a temporary protected sidewalk
  • Breathing fumes or material particles in the air
  • Debris or materials falling from scaffolding or ladders
  • Tripping over stacks of material
  • Slipping in spilled material
  • Slipping in puddles left by street cleaners on the job site

If you slipped, tripped or fell in or around a construction site, it is wise to visit a medical professional to learn the extent of your injuries. Some injuries might seem minor at first, but can lead to severe complications. If you have questions about your legal options for monetary compensation, an experienced personal injury attorney can provide the guidance you need.

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