Like most urban communities in California, Van Nuys sees a lot of construction. Typically that’s a good thing. That means another dog park, like Sepulveda Basin Park, or another restaurant to give Sweet Blessings on Sherman Way a run for its money.

Roads need fixing, stop lights needed to be put in or expanded and there’s always some storefront remodeling happening as stores try to stay trendy and popular.

Of course, most of this is a great sign for the Van Nuys economy: expansion, more jobs, better traffic flow, more choices, but there is a downside, and that is accidents. Unfortunately, construction sites are a  petrie dish of potential injury accidents just waiting for the right moment and person to come along.

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At the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, we love all the growth and construction in our LA communities, but we know that it also means that people will get hurt, and when they do, we stand ready to help them get the compensation they have coming.

What Happens When I Get Hurt at a Construction Site?

When people think about a construction site, they often picture a fence around the area to keep everyone out until it’s done. However, while that’s true of some of them, there are many more that are open to the public during construction.

This puts residents of Van Nuys at risk for serious injuries, and when one does happen, the owner or manager of the site can be held liable for any damages so long as the victim can prove that someone there was negligent.

California law saws the property owner has a duty to keep the area safe and reasonably free of dangerous hazards for both workers and the public. If someone is injured, the victim has a couple of ways to prove that the owner was negligent:

  1. The owner negligently created the hazard and did nothing to fix it, or
  2. The oner knew of a hazard and didn’t take reasonable steps to cure or fix it.

Only one of these is required to prove negligence. If an electrical cord was left out by a construction worker and someone was injured, then the owner could be negligent for creating a dangerous hazard.  Or if a hazard existed and the owner was made aware but didn’t fix it, then the owner could be held liable.

At the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, we understand how difficult it can be to make a successful construction accident claim. The owner can say that the hazard was caused by someone walking through the site, or that they knew about it and were just about to fix within a reasonable time.

We know how to counter these claims and get at the truth of what happened. If you’ve been injured, it wasn’t your fault that you were trying to get to a store or drive down a road to get to work and were injured. We will work hard and stand behind you so you can get the compensation you deserve.

Types of Construction Sites Around Van Nuys

If you live in Van Nuys, you might not realize just how many construction sites there are at any one moment. We’ve represented victims injured in a wide variety of construction zones and can do the same for you. Some of the more common construction sites in Van Nuys are:

  • Road and highway new construction sites
  • Storefronts
  • Sidewalks
  • Road maintenance
  • Curbs
  • New Traffic Patterns
  • Building maintenance
  • Façade Remodels
  • Building remodel
  • New building construction
  • Park construction
  • Bike lanes
  • Parking lots
  • Overpasses

At the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, we can help you with whatever type of construction site you were injured at. We’ve seen just about every type of injury as well, and we know how to make a successful claim for our clients.

Contact a Van Nuys Personal Injury Attorney

The best thing to do when injured due to someone else’s negligence is to talk to a Van Nuys Personal Injury Attorney. Even if you don’t hire one, you owe it to yourself to be advised of the law by an impartial professional. Then if you decide to get representation, then choose someone who is experienced and understands the law.

Call the Law Offices of Steers & Associates at 800 824 5416 or click here to contact us online. We have attorneys with years of experience dealing with every type of motor vehicle accident, and we get results against the insurance companies and their highly-paid lawyers. Call us now to even the playing field and get the compensation you deserve.