Construction sites are dangerous grounds for pedestrians since they do not have the appropriate safety knowledge for such places. Liabilities arising out of such injuries can cost thousands (or even millions) of dollars. If you are in charge of a construction site, then you should prevent pedestrian injuries by: Erecting Barricades If pedestrians get too near to the construction site, then they may get injured by: Falling objects Stumbling on tools (such as spades) Slipping on slippery surfaces (such as spilt paint) Heavy machinery such as cranes One of the best ways of keeping pedestrians away is to erect barricades. [Read More]
Trucking Accidents: Who's Liable?
It can sometimes be difficult to determine who is the responsible party in a trucking accident. That's because there can be quite a few different entities involved in a trucking operation. Not only could the driver or the driver's employer be held liable for accident damages, but several additional parties could be held liable as well. Respondeat superior In the simplest of cases, the legal principle of "respondeat superior" will indicate that the truck driver's employer should be held responsible. [Read More]