New York City residents are accustomed to a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds. The metro bustles and moves nonstop in a unique and pulsing way.
One constant is this: the frenetic activity that surrounds and defines construction work, which is unceasing in every borough and outlying area of the city. The term Big Apple centrally implies the building activity that never stops for a second in America's largest urban area.
That spells change, opportunity, and forward movement, of course. At the same time, though, legions of nonstop and behemoth-sized construction projects pose clear dangers to the public that must be duly guarded against.
City officials, regulators and conscientious employers duly make best efforts to keep things safe for walkers, bikers, passenger vehicle drivers, and children who live amidst construction and engineering projects of diverse types.
Despite their efforts, though, nothing can ever be done to erase the inevitability that is human negligence. Departure from a reasonable standard of care and practice frequently leads to serious injuries - and, too often, deaths - suffered by individuals victimized through recklessness or flat-out inattention for proper safety safeguards.
Construction workers themselves are obviously the immediate victims of that. The injuries/fatalities they suffer in an inherently dangerous industry stem from falls, crush injuries and electrocutions to vehicle accidents, machinery malfunctions, and many other causes.
Moreover, laypersons who are negotiating their way through construction areas are just as vulnerable - if not more - to the risks and downsides posed by their presence in work areas.
The bottom line: negligence-linked personal injury risks and premises liability considerations abound in areas where construction is ongoing.
Questions or concerns regarding construction-zone safety issues or injuries can be reasonably directed to a proven New York personal injury attorney well experienced in representing victims of third-party negligence.