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Dangers Near Construction Zones


Many construction projects are being conducted on a daily basis as more and more people move to Austin weekly, creating a need for bigger roads and more housing. Unfortunately, at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., we are all too aware that these construction zones are not always exactly safe for passersby. In fact, construction workers or site managers all too often fail to ensure the site is safe and does not present unnecessary dangers that could cause innocent people serious injuries and devastating losses.

Common Dangers of Construction Zones

Construction zones typically have heavy and complex machinery, unstable substances, many dangerous objects, and unstable products. Of all the dangers present on a construction site, some of the ones that most commonly cause unsuspecting people serious harm include:

  • Uncovered manholes
  • Falling objects
  • Dangerous operation of construction vehicles
  • Poorly constructed scaffolding
  • Failure to contain toxic chemicals
  • Uneven pavement / potholes
  • Wet or slippery walking surfaces

All of these dangers could lead to serious injury for people who are passing near a construction zone. However, because these dangers should have been avoided in the first place by those who are responsible for maintaining a safe environment, those injured may be able to hold them legally responsible.

Contact a Construction Accident Attorney In Austin

If you live in the Austin area and have been injured by a dangerous construction zone, our lawyers at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., may be able to help you. Call (512) 710-0931 to talk about your legal options for taking action and the possibility of getting financial compensation.