BAD LIGHTING AT CONSTRUCTION SITE CAUSES TRIP FALL INJURY
We recently had a family member injured while walking near a construction site. She had been to Thanksgiving at our house earlier in the day and was taking her dogs for a walk. Long story short, she tripped and fell and broke a bone in her foot and has a big bruise on her upper thigh. She was walking the dogs towards Caribou and past the new apartment construction where it is very dark, with no streetlights, and parts of the sidewalk are either under construction or there isn’t any. She was walking on the street where there wasn’t a sidewalk, but it was very dark and cars were coming close to her and the dogs, so as soon as she could she got back up on the sidewalk. She could easily see the white curb so she lifted her foot up for that but there was also something black on top of the curb which in the dark you can’t see which is when she fell.
When a construction company tears up a sidewalk as part of their building project, they should block off the area and arrange for a safe walkway, or post warning signs and make sure there is good lighting until they are done. Our lawyers have represented many people injured in trip fall cases because of bad or inadequate lighting or lack of a warning sign. Fortunately this family member will just be in a boot for a short time and then should be fine. However, we have represented many people who have sustained a serious injury from a fall like this.
If you are injured from a fall because of bad lighting conditions, please call us and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation. We take cases throughout Minnesota and we will come to you.