Who is responsible if I was injured on a city sidewalk, but the injury was a result of an adjacent construction site?
As a lawyer, I can tell you could be both, the city and it could be the construction site. Or, the property adjacent. Very fact specific analysis. If the city was in charge of making sure that for instance, the cones or the zone of danger was roped, or cut off and they didn’t do a good enough job of that so that you could get close enough that something that was foreseeable could get over there and hurt you. Or, maybe the city’s responsible. If, of course if something explosive stayed over on the construction site finds its way over to where it shouldn’t have been, then certainly they would be responsible. So, the quick answer is maybe both, but it requires an attorney to get in, quickly analyze it, look at all the facts, actually go to the site is really the most important thing in that kind of case and have a look at it. So, if that circumstance has happened or you’ve even been on a public street and been injured by something from some other piece of property. Give us a call at Bailey Javins & Carter, we’d like to investigate it.