Even though bystanders — including passersby who are on foot, biking, or driving near the site — are not part of the construction crew or a contractor working on-site, they can suffer injuries from falling objects, debris on the ground, and vehicles entering and leaving the site, to name a few.
When a bystander is hurt at a construction site in Oregon, the immediate confusion from the incident can lead to a chaotic scene. At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our personal injury attorneys know the legal and financial implications of these accidents can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the accident.
Here are some key points to consider if you are involved in a construction accident in Oregon.
Contact the Authorities and/or Construction Site Supervisor
If the injury is severe or if there is a significant risk to others, contact local authorities and/or the construction site supervisor to ensure that the area is safe and to report the incident.
Thoroughly Document the Scene
If your injuries allow, it is essential to document the accident as much as possible. This may include taking photos of the scene, obtaining the names and contact information of any witnesses, and noting the construction company or contractors involved.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
The most critical step is to seek immediate medical attention so your safety and well-being are the top priority. Allow medical professionals to assess your injuries professionally.
Establish Liability and Negligence
If negligence on the part of a construction company, contractor, or another party contributed to the incident, you may have a valid personal injury claim that allows you to pursue compensable damages. Establishing liability and negligence is a complex legal process and may involve investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. We can help show who is liable for your injuries.
Contact Our Experienced Oregon Construction Accident Attorneys for Help
Seeking legal advice is critical in these cases. Our experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate the circumstances of the accident, determine liability, and help you pursue the appropriate legal remedies without delay.
Contact our Multnomah County attorneys at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman at (503)-242-1440 or online today to schedule a free consultation and get the help you need to make informed decisions about the direction of your case.