Kingston Premises Liability Lawyers – Frequently Asked Questions – Video

What If I Was Injured While Walking Past a Construction Site?

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If you are, say, not a construction worker, but were injured while walking past a construction site, that actually becomes a regular premises liability case, and the property owner – or the person or the party who is in control of that property – has a responsibility to you to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition.

We recently had a case come in where a woman was staying at a hotel that was under construction. She tripped and fell on a roll of plaster tape. And, in that situation, the contractor was responsible to her because they basically kept a sloppy workplace.

But, there are situations where you might walk past a construction site and tripped on a sidewalk – and in that situation – the property owner would be responsible to you.