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Four Things Pedestrians Can Do to Stay Safe Near Construction

Whenever construction happens on or near Philadelphia streets busy with cars and people, the chance of a construction accident becomes an even greater concern to our team of Pennsylvania injury lawyers.

Here are three things that pedestrians in particular can do to avoid falling objects and other accidents that can happen when they pass a construction zone:

Pedestrian Construction Safety Tip No. 1: When walking past a construction zone, you should notice and heed any physical separation between the work space, traffic and onlookers.Accidents happen when this type of Traffic Control Plan (TCP) is confusing or difficult for members of the public. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, it’s important to consult with a construction accident attorney who can help protect your rights and seek compensation for your injuries.

Pedestrian Construction Safety Tip No. 2: Note any special signage designed to direct walkers and drivers. Alert authorities or site managers if this signage is difficult to see or falling apart.

Pedestrian Construction Safety Tip No. 3: Seek out detours when sidewalks are closed for construction.

Pedestrian Construction Safety Tip No. 4: Alert authorities and site managers whenever you spot construction debris in the pedestrian path or right-of-way.

As a construction worker or an innocent bystander, if you or a family member sustain an injury in a construction site accident in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, please contact us or call 800-969-4400 today to schedule a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer .