Trenches are a familiar and necessary part of most construction sites. They are, however, dangerous unless specific safety precautions are taken to protect the lives of the workers using them.

Most states require that trenches be built with the appropriate shoring and bracing materials in place at all times. Methods of escape such as safety lines and ladders are also required. Trench accidents often occur when these requirements are violated or ignored. However, in less clear-cut cases (such as when an accident occurs despite safety precautions) experienced attorneys and experts are necessary to look for other causes of the accident. The construction accident lawyers at Sheridan & Murray are experienced in handling trench collapse cases and are familiar with the premises liability rules and regulations pertaining to trenches and soil conditions.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a trench collapse, contact the construction accident attorneys at Sheridan & Murray. Serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we are committed to protecting your rights and maximizing your recovery.