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Cape Cod Construction Accident Lawyer

A Brief Summary of the Following Article

  • Liability Range: Identifying liable parties is crucial in construction accidents, potentially including contractors, manufacturers, other employees, and property owners for negligence leading to accidents.
  • Safety Standards: Contractors and subcontractors must adhere to safety standards related to fall risks, equipment safety, and site maintenance, with their failure potentially resulting in liability.
  • Equipment Failure: Manufacturers could be held liable for accidents caused by faulty construction equipment, emphasizing the importance of proper design, engineering, and manufacturing practices.
  • Legal Assistance: Experienced lawyers, like those from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, play a vital role in investigating accidents, identifying liable parties, and proving negligence to secure compensation for victims’ medical expenses and lost wages.

Accidents can happen virtually anywhere, and construction sites, with their inherent dangers, are particularly high-risk areas. Common construction accidents might include falls from heights, burns, or injuries from equipment mishaps. If you have been injured in a construction accident, it is important to know that you are not alone and you have legal options as you look to pursue justice for your injuries and losses. Our Cape Cod construction accident lawyers are here to offer compassionate and expert legal advice, helping you craft a strong construction accident claim. We are committed to supporting you in your pursuit of the fair compensation you rightfully deserve after a negligent party caused an accident that left you harmed.

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our team of personal injury attorneys has more than 45 years of experience protecting our clients’ rights and interests in various types of cases, including those involving construction accidents on Cape Cod. We will handle each step of your construction accident case as you heal and recover. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your Cape Cod construction accident case with one of our trusted Cape Cod construction accident attorneys, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Construction Accident on Cape Cod?

Understanding who is at fault is a crucial aspect of your personal injury claim following a construction accident. Proving liability is essential, not only to ensure that you receive the compensation you need for your injuries and losses but also to hold accountable those whose negligence caused your construction accident. This is because it is about seeking justice as much as it is about recovery.

In construction accident cases, several parties could potentially be responsible. Identifying the liable party is key, as it directs where your claim should be focused as you seek justice for your losses. This could include a range of entities or individuals involved in the construction site’s operations and management such as the following parties:

Contractors and Subtractors

When other contractors on the site do not adhere to safety requirements, they may endanger those who are on the construction site and anyone else in the general vicinity. Contractors and their subcontractors must follow numerous safety standards. These standards often relate to fall risks, equipment safety, and site maintenance. If those standards are not adhered to and someone suffers an injury, these parties may be responsible for victims’ losses.


Manufacturers may design, engineer, or manufacture the vehicles, tools, or frameworks used on these sites. If manufacturers are negligent and produce faulty equipment, this can lead to accidents if this equipment malfunctions or does not perform properly. 

Other Employees on Site

If another employee working at the construction site is negligent, their reckless actions can cause an accident that can lead to serious harm to others.

Property Owners

A property owner may be liable for a construction accident if they neglected their duties regarding property management. This can include not keeping the property reasonably safe or if they are aware of a construction hazard and do not resolve it.

Our team of experienced Cape Cod construction accident lawyers will launch a full investigation into your accident to help them understand and identify who the liable party is in your Cape Cod construction accident case.

Proving Liability After a Construction Accident Case

Once the at-fault has been identified in your construction accident case, the next step is to prove their liability. To prove liability in a construction accident case, your lawyer will need to provide evidence of the four elements of negligence.

The four elements of negligence in a construction accident case are as follows:

  • The liable party owed you a duty of care
  • The liable party breached the duty of care
  • This breach of duty led to your construction accident and injury
  • You suffered a loss as a result

Our Cape Cod construction accident lawyers can help you collect all the necessary evidence to build your claim. It is our goal to help you pursue the damages you are owed like medical expenses and lost wages and ensure you get justice for your injuries and losses.

Get Help From a Cape Cod Construction Accident Attorney Today

If you were injured by a negligent party in a construction accident, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers. When you partner with our firm, you will receive trusted legal counsel from our team members like co-managing partner Peter M. Merrigan. Attorney Merrigan has been recognized for his trusted representation of personal injury clients through outlets like 2015 through 2018 “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney” and a 2015-2018 “Rising Star”. 

To schedule a free consultation with one of our construction accident attorneys, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form.

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