Read More: Have you been injured in a construction accident? Learn more from experienced construction accident lawyer, Aaron Blank, below.
The accident took place just past 1PM on Thursday, October 10th after an SUV and a Toyota Tundra truck crashed at the crossing of Burhans Blvd and West Washington Street. The wreck then “spilled over” into the south parking lot of the Hagerstown PD which was being repaved.
Gould was one of the workers impacted by the SUV, as was 36-year-old Ryan Lee Wentzell of Knoxville, Md, both of whom were employees of local paving company Craig Paving.
A third worker, 46-year-old Hagerstown resident Michael Steven Lindsey, was also involved as he was sitting inside a construction vehicle, though he is not believed to have suffered injuries. Both Lindsey and Wentzell were taken to Meritus Medical for treatment.
The driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash was also taken to the hospital for treatment, while the other was not harmed.
Aaron Blank, had the following insight to share with victims of construction injuries and deaths:
“It takes a dedicated person to go to work every day with the knowledge that any mistake could result in a severe injury or even death. Yet, this is the reality that construction workers face every day.
In the terrible instances in which they are injured while on-the-clock, construction workers should understand that they have the same rights as all other employees who suffer workplace injuries.
This means that they, too, can put forth a worker’s compensation claim to help pay for medical treatment and other expenses. Yet these claims can often be insufficient, as they don’t always consider future expenses that could arise from the injury or its treatment.
For this reason, it can be helpful for victims and their loved ones to enlist the help of an experienced construction accident attorney throughout the process. They will assess the facts of the case and present all of the options that can aid in achieving a full compensation.
Indeed, they will also be able to determine if a lawsuit can be filed, though this can only be decided after careful consideration. Therefore, those looking to explore all of their legal options should consult with a legal representative as soon after an accident as possible.”