The physical damages you suffer in a construction accident can lead to long-term, costly medical care. It can also leave you unable to work and support yourself during your physical recovery. When our personal injury team helps you file a lawsuit, you could recover compensation for lost income and the medical care your injuries require—without adding to your financial distress in an already difficult situation.
A construction accident lawyer on our team can work to prove the neglect that led to your accident and the value of your financial damages. Our firm can help you navigate the legal system that lets you hold the at-fault party financially responsible for your injury and injury-related expenses. We also negotiate on your behalf for a favorable financial settlement.
Who is Responsible for My Construction Accident Injuries?
When you hire our firm, a team member will interview you to learn the details of your accident and start preparing your compensation case. The dangers inherent to construction sites and work zones can lead to a variety of accidents and injuries.
Depending on the type of accident you experienced, multiple parties could be liable for your injuries. Construction sites tend to have several companies working together at the same time. Each of these companies is responsible for maintaining their employees’ safety, as well as the safety of other workers.
In some cases, the property owner could be responsible for injuries suffered during construction. Our team will review your case and the corresponding state laws to determine who we can hold accountable.
Recoverable Expenses and Losses
From vehicle collisions to dangerous burns, a construction accident can change your appearance and your life. Because of the heavy equipment and dangerous machinery involved, a construction accident can lead to catastrophic injuries. These will likely require extensive medical care and may keep you away from work for several weeks, if not longer.
Whether your injuries are minor or severe, you are entitled to compensation for their effects on your life when someone else was responsible.
Compensation for Your Medical Treatment
When you seek medical attention for your injuries, your treatment plan can be physically taxing. It can also be costly. When you file a lawsuit against the at-fault party for their negligence, you could recoup the costs of required medical care, such as:
- Hospital admission
- Long-term therapy
- Physical rehabilitation
- Assistive medical devices
Your injuries can affect your life in other ways, as well. Our team will explore the damages you qualify for beyond medical care.
Other Recoverable Damages from a Construction Accident
In addition to your health care expenses, we can also help you fight to recover compensation for:
- Lost wages and income
- In-home support services
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
If a construction accident led to the loss of a family member, you might qualify to recover the costs of their funeral and burial expenses. Other wrongful death damages may be available as well. We will help you assess your damages and fight for the financial recovery you deserve.
We Can Build a Solid Construction Accident Case for You
Pulling all the relevant evidence into a case that supports your right to compensation can be a daunting task. It can involve massive amounts of paperwork, interviews, photographs, and records.
Part of our services as your legal team will include gathering and organizing these items. We also submit them to the at-fault party’s insurer so you can focus on your recovery. When we build your evidence file, our goals are to:
- Read and review the accident, injury, and medical reports
- Prove the accident’s cause and contributing factors
- Determine your case’s financial value based on the scope of your injuries
- Handle insurance company claim forms and information requests
Our construction accident lawyers will help build a case file that tells the story of your accident and establishes your right to compensation for your injuries and other expenses and losses. We will then use it to steer settlement negotiations in your favor.
The Deadline by Which to File Your Case
When you seek injury-related compensation after an accident, New Jersey’s statute of limitations for civil lawsuits determines your filing deadline. You are required to file within the allotted time, or you risk having your case dismissed without being heard. You might also be unable to file at all if the allotted time expires.
If you experienced a construction accident and suffered injuries, you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, per NJ Rev Stat §2A:14-2. Similarly, if a construction accident led to the death of your loved one, NJ Rev Stat §2A:31-3 generally allows certain family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of their loved one’s demise.
Our personal injury team can help you comply with the applicable statute of limitations if you contact us early. Early involvement can also mean we have sufficient time to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause and cost of your accident.
Contact an Attorney on Our Construction Accident Team Today
Our firm can help you identify the at-fault party, build a strong case, and negotiate a favorable settlement. Let our construction accident lawyers build your case and advocate for your rights. Call (212) 751-9800 to get a free evaluation of your potential case from a member of Morelli Law Firm today.