Understanding the myriad of players involved in a DOT Construction project and their distinct responsibilities when something goes wrong.
You have the owner(DOT), the engineer of record (designs project), the consultants (they oversee the project), the contractor (who builds it in compliance with bid documents) It’s common that attorneys don’t even realize that so many parties are involved and may or may not be responsible for accidents, mishaps, and defective construction.
The types of accidents, mishaps and defective construction that can occur.
The number of parties involved and their distinct responsibilities and accountabilities.
The documents (eg: daily work reports, project meeting minutes, MOT logs, rental agreements, etc….)
How to ask for and obtain the necessary documents.