A Louisiana construction injury lawyer notes that the terms of agreements between the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge and the construction companies they contract with will likely factor into a decision about who or what entity is liable in the death of a 4-year-old-child. People who have been injured, or the families of those who have been killed in construction accidents may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of an Louisiana construction accident attorney.
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Lawsuit: City and Construction Companies Could Be Liable for Child’s Death
The final decision regarding liability in the death of a 4-year-old child who fell in a sewer hole will likely come down to the terms of an agreement between construction companies and the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to The Louisiana Record, city government agencies were made aware of the open, unmarked sewer cover on at least two occasions prior to the death of the young boy, with the most recent warning issued only two weeks before the child’s death.
Among those named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by the mother of the child are the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge and two construction companies contracted by the parish to perform work on its pumping stations. Additional lawsuit details reveal that there was no fencing, signage or barricades indicating the depth of the sewer hole when the boy fell in, and that, due to flooding, it resembled a puddle as opposed to a deep hole. The amount of money sought by the boy’s mother in the lawsuit has not yet been made public.
How a Louisiana Construction Injury Lawyer Can Help
Construction accidents often cause severe psychological, financial, and physical pain for victims and their families. Extensive medical bills, permanent injuries, and dealing with the trauma of a serious injury can have a significant impact on one’s life.
People injured in construction accidents may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed in construction accidents may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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