If you or someone you love was injured on a construction site, in a construction work zone, or due to a construction vehicle accident in Long Beach, you might be eligible for compensation. While you heal or mourn your loss, a construction accident lawyer from our firm can guide your legal fight for financial recovery.
At Morelli Law Firm, our goal is to collect evidence to prove that the at-fault party:
- Had a duty to provide you with reasonable care
- Breached or violated that duty
- Caused your physical injuries and financial damages
- Owes you compensation for their actions
Recovering Damages for Construction Accident Injuries
A construction accident might involve heavy machinery, falls from great heights, slippery substances, chemicals, and electrical hazards. The inherent danger of a construction accident might lead to severe injuries, including:
- Chemical and electrical burns
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones and amputations
These types of injuries can be life-changing and even life-threatening. If you were the victim of a catastrophic injury due to a construction accident, you might face both current and long-term financial costs.
The Cost of Current and Future Medical Treatment
When you seek compensation after a construction accident, you could recoup the cost of your current and future medical bills. Our team can use your medical records and prognosis report to prove the cost of care. Inaccurately calculating this portion of your case might leave you to pay for any future medical care your injuries require.
When a construction accident lawyer from our team represents you, we will make sure to calculate the costs of your medical care to date and any future care that may be necessary. Along with these expenses, you might be eligible to recover other financial and non-financial damages.
Other Injury-Related Expenses and Losses
Your injuries may cost you more than medical bills. They can interfere with your ability to work, enjoy life, and even handle daily tasks. As such, you may also qualify to recover compensation for:
- Current and future loss of income
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Long-term physical disfigurement
Complying with New York’s Statute of Limitations
If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, the law generally gives you up to three years to seek compensation via a personal injury lawsuit. According to CVP §214, your lawsuit must comply with the state’s timeline, or it will be at risk of immediate dismissal.
If someone you love suffered fatal injuries in a construction accident, you generally have up to two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to EPT §5-4.1. The state allows specific biological or adoptive family members to seek compensation in these cases. Our team can help you determine your qualification.
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Put Our Lawyers to Work on Your Lawsuit Right Away
When you get our team involved in your Long Beach lawsuit early, we will have time to:
- Conduct a thorough investigation of our own
- Review any internal or external accident reports
- Compile evidence of the at-fault party’s negligence and liability
- Document the monetary value of your lawsuit
- Handle the necessary forms and documents
- Give you responsive, supportive legal care
The sooner we get to work on your case, the more time we have to handle these tasks within the state’s filing window. Our goal is to support you through this difficult period and help you get the financial compensation you deserve due to someone else’s negligence.
Compensation We Have Recovered for Previous Clients
The value of your potential compensation package is dependent on a number of variables. When we assign a value to your case, we will make sure to include evidence of every damage you are entitled to receive. Examples of awards we have secured for previous clients include the following:
- $1.6 million for a faulty scaffolding accident
- $62 million for a fall-related accident
- $1.5 million for injuries from a circular saw
Scenarios that May Qualify You for Construction Accident Damages
Injuries can happen on construction sites in multiple ways, meaning several different situations may qualify you to pursue damages. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identifies the leading causes of construction area fatalities, which we can build cases around. The following safety violations are among the most frequently reported:
- Collisions with industrial trucks
- Faulty or unstable ladders
- Hazardous energy controls
- Flawed or faulty scaffolding
- Lack of protection from falls
- Lack of respiratory protection
- Limited hazard communication
If you were injured in one of these ways, you may have the basis of an injury lawsuit. You might also be entitled to financial compensation in similar scenarios not listed here. When our team helps you fight for compensation, we will gather evidence to prove what caused the incident and the financial cost of your injuries.
Let Our Attorneys Take Over Your Construction Accident Case
Getting compensation after a construction accident requires significant time, energy, and care. A construction accident lawyer from our team could get started on your fight for financial recovery today to ensure no time is lost while you cope with your injuries or loss. To discuss your potential Long Beach compensation lawsuit with our client intake team at Morelli Law Firm, call (212) 751-9800 now.