Fort Lauderdale Construction Site Car Accident Attorney
Should you be hurt in an accident caused by construction, you can rely on this Fort Lauderdale Construction Site Car Accident Lawyer for help. Car accidents are frequently caused by activity related to construction sites. Construction sites are oftentimes placed near roadways. This is because roadways frequently need work, upkeep, improvement, etc.
While such work is oftentimes necessary, it can also be dangerous to passing motorists. When a construction site exists next to or in a roadway, the contractors doing the construction are supposed to create “Maintenance of Traffic” (“MOT”) plans. These MOT plans arrange for the safe movement of vehicles around construction sites. MOT plans may include cones, barrels, flares, workers directing traffic, etc.
However, MOT plans are not always created and, even if they are, they may not always be followed properly. When this occurs and an accident results, the contractor responsible for creating and following the MOT plan may be responsible.
Additionally, there are rules and regulations for how close to roadways construction is permitted. If active construction is allowed too close to the roadway, passing vehicles may come into contact with construction vehicles, construction equipment, etc. If this occurs, then the contractor responsible for the construction will be liable.
Finally, drivers of vehicles used in construction do not always pay attention to where they are going. For example, they may accidentally leave the construction site and drive onto the roadway, coming into contact with a passing vehicle. If an accident is caused in this way, then the driver of the construction vehicle and his or her employer will be liable for any injuries that result.
Additionally, construction vehicles may be considered to be “dangerous instrumentalities.” A vehicle will be considered a dangerous instrumentality if its use poses a high risk of injury to the general public. For example, cars and trucks are generally considered to be dangerous instrumentalities because they are operated on public roadways and frequently cause injuries.
A construction vehicle that is operated on or next to a public roadway will generally be considered a dangerous instrumentality because it, like a car or truck, can easily cause injuries to members of the general public.
The reason this is important is because the owner of a dangerous instrumentality is generally liable for any injuries caused by the dangerous instrumentality, even if the owner wasn’t driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. As such, if you were injured by a construction vehicle on a public roadway, the owner of the construction vehicle may be responsible for your injuries.
Additionally, if you were hurt in an accident caused by a construction site, then you may be able to pursue compensation from the general contractor of the construction project. The general contractor is the company responsible for the whole project. In order to get the job done, the general contractor will typically hire subcontractors to do individual parts of the job. However, construction is considered to be a “non-delegable duty.” This means that, even if the general contractor is allowed to “contract out” specific parts of the job, it cannot avoid liability if any accidents or injuries are caused by the project.
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