Consequences of Vehicle Damage on Your Construction Site
Although construction companies hope that accidents and damage never occurs on the site, accidents do happen. In any construction site, there are a number of risks and liabilities. To protect your business from potential litigation and damage redress, take a look at what you should know about accidents on site.
There are various incidents that motorists can suffer as a result of construction sites, including collisions with construction vehicles, falling debris, tire damage from debris, windshield damage from gravel, and accidents resulting from unclear traffic directions. Each case is unique, and should be handled as such. However, as a result of thumb, the Standard of Care law is applied to construction and similar practices. This law refers to the degree of attentiveness, caution, and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would exercise. Essentially, it sums up that the damages caused by negligence will be the construction company’s liability.
Fear not, construction businesses cannot be held liable for every accident. They will only be held liable for the damages and negligence if it is proven that they should have reasonably foreseen the possibility of that consequence, if they should have guarded against the incident, and if they failed to take steps to prevent the incident.
Safeguarding your construction business is essential for its livelihood, funds, and success. Talk to the team at Nahai Insurance Services to receive custom insurance solutions to businesses like yours. We understand the various risks in your industry, and know just how to protect you with reliable insurance. Contact us today to get started.