Construction sites are dangerous by their very nature. Because of the danger that is posed to the general public and employees, the site managers and construction companies have a duty of care to make the site as safe as possible. One way they can do this is to erect sufficient barricades to keep non-essential personnel and workers as far from the danger zone as possible. This might not always be possible, such as when the worksite is on an interstate or highway. Still, if an accident from something like falling debris does occur, the injured victim may be able to sue the construction company for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and decreased quality of life.
WTOC reports that a driver has been injured after a concrete beam fell on I-16.
Earlier this week, Edward McAfee ran into a concrete beam that had fallen just in front of his car on I-16. The impact smashed the front of his vehicle.
McAfee said that at first, he thought that the beam was attached to a crane that was at the job site. By the time that he realized it wasn’t. It had fallen in front of his vehicle, giving him just enough time to brace for impact.
The car came to a stop 20 or so yards after impact.
It may be a bit of irony that McAfee is a personal injury attorney. Now, he is aware of what his clients go through. He had to get treatment at an emergency department and schedule appointments with orthopedic doctors.
McAfee suffered from a head injury and a fracture in his lower back. The Georgia Department of Transportation directed questions about the worksite to the construction company, McClendon Enterprises.
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