On March 2nd, 2023, falling debris from a high-rise construction project struck and killed nearby bicyclist Michael Delgado in Austin’s West Campus neighborhood. As Austinites know, large-scale construction projects are on the rise in our city as the population continues to grow and Austin continues to expand. These projects bring with them new risks for devastating accidents, as Mr. Delgado’s tragic story illustrates.
Construction companies owe a duty to manage and operate their projects in a way that ensures safety—not only to their employees and workers, but to passersby and pedestrians as well. Safety regulations, statutes, and contracts create these duties and allow means for injured individuals to hold companies accountable when their projects are unsafe. The personal injury attorneys at Nix Patterson have extensive experience navigating these rules and demanding justice for our clients when construction companies cause harm—or even death—through their negligence. As an Austin-based firm, we know well the rising risks associated with increasing construction projects. We are seeing these types of cases in other growing cities too.
If you have been injured in a construction-related accident, you should speak to an experienced attorney who can help you enforce the applicable laws and regulations. The initial consultation is free, and you don’t pay any attorneys fees unless win. While you focus on your recovery, we will dedicate ourselves to holding the construction company accountable and receiving the compensation you may be entitled to.