Finding the liable party after a construction accident can allow you to seek compensation for your losses. So, how can a lawyer help determine fault in a construction accident?
A New York City construction accident lawyer from our team at the Morelli Law Firm can interview witnesses, visit the accident location, and review accident reports. We thoroughly investigate to determine what happened.
Learn more by calling or filling out our online contact form.
How do Lawyers Assess Fault for Construction Accidents?
Lawyers use several investigative techniques to find the liable party after a construction accident. In many cases, law firms will:
- Visit the location of the construction accident
- Interview all eyewitnesses (including other construction workers)
- Get access to surveillance footage from the accident
- Get a copy of the accident report
- Work with construction accident experts
Taking these steps can help attorneys develop a firm understanding of what caused the accident and all the events that led to a worker’s injuries.
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Why does Fault Matter in a Construction Accident?
Fault matters in construction accident claims because it determines who has to cover your financial losses and impacts the legal options available in your situation. In many cases, we look at:
Your employer may cause a construction accident by asking you to work in an unsafe environment. If your employer’s actions caused your injuries, you generally have to file a claim through New York’s workers’ compensation system.
Most states will not allow you to sue your employer, limiting your options to secure compensation in this situation.
Third Parties Involved in the Accident
Our team can also look at the potential involvement of third parties after a construction accident. Third parties can include equipment manufacturers, property owners, and even general contractors.
You may legally sue a third party for causing a construction accident, so it’s essential that your lawyer identify their potential liability.
Can You Hold Fault for a Construction Accident?
Many workers worry about getting blamed for a construction accident. The workers’ comp system doesn’t operate on a fault basis, so you may still receive compensation even if you made a mistake that led to your injuries.
However, fault may impact the amount of compensation you receive if you want to file a lawsuit. We’ll review your situation and determine if your actions influenced the accident.
What Compensation do You Get from the At-Fault Party?
We determine fault in construction accidents so we know who to pursue for compensation in your case. The party responsible for your accidental injuries may have to cover your:
Construction accidents often result in severe injuries. Your attorney can help you seek funds to cover your emergency treatment, time in the hospital, medications, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. You could also get funds for transportation costs.
We can help you seek compensation to cover the wages, bonuses, and raises you lost while off work after a construction accident. You may qualify for funds to cover your diminished earning potential if your accident left you with a disability.
Pain and Suffering
Finally, you may receive non-economic compensation after a construction accident. These funds help address the mental pain and emotional suffering you experienced after an accident on the job.
How Much Compensation Will You Receive?
We avoid focusing on the average construction accident settlement amount when helping clients. Instead, our team looks at your specific losses and strives to bring you funds that cover all of these losses.
We know that each client faces unique expenses after on-the-job accidents.
How Long do You Have to Determine Fault for Construction Accidents?
Your New York personal injury lawyer will move quickly after a construction accident to find the liable party and collect evidence. You have a limited amount of time to file your claim before the statute of limitations expires.
The deadline for your claim will depend on the method your lawyer uses to resolve your case. Typically, you only have a few years.
What do Lawyers Charge to Determine Fault in Construction Accidents?
Your law firm will use contingency pricing to handle your construction accident case. Therefore, the firm will receive a percentage of your final financial award as payment. The cost of hiring a lawyer varies on a case-by-case basis.
Speak to Us About Determining Fault After a Construction Accident
How can a lawyer help determine fault in a construction accident case? Lawyers can work with experts, interview witnesses, and dig into all the facts about an accident. They use this information to build strong claims for their clients.
You can learn more about this process with our team at the Morelli Law Firm. Call or complete our online contact form to learn more.