The construction industry in Texas is a multi-billion dollar enterprise that continues to grow day by day. Thousands of households depend on the construction of roads and buildings to put food on the table. And while this growth is good for the general economy of Texas and neighboring states, it has its fair share of shortcomings. Construction workers are exposed to an array of dangers while in a construction site, and when an accident occurs, they are often left grappling with a huge financial and emotional burden.
What’s even more unfortunate, pedestrians and bystanders are also caught up in these accidents. And unlike general construction site workers who are protected by the worker’s compensation, nothing much is in place to compensate them for harm suffered. The only way out for most construction accident victims is filing a personal injury claim for compensation. Even so, not all victims get the justice they rightfully deserve.
If you were injured in a construction site accident, or your loved one was killed in a similar situation, you may qualify for compensation. Numerous federal and state laws protect the interests of construction site accident victims, allowing them to sue the parties at fault for settlement. Unfortunately, recovering a settlement is not that easy. You must meet basic legal requirements to have your case heard, leave alone being compensated by the potential Defendants. This is where most injured persons go wrong, but you can avoid making similar mistakes by allowing our seasoned and dedicated Conroe construction accident lawyers to fight for your legal rights. Our skilled personal injury attorneys could help you fight for the compensation your need.
Following a serious construction accident, you are probably wondering what type of claim to file for compensation. This depends on the type of harm you suffered, as well as the conditions that led to the accident. This is often a complex matter, but you shouldn’t worry when our construction site injury attorneys in Conroe are readily available to offer unmatched legal counsel and representation.
Some of the most popular claims you can file after sustaining serious injuries in a construction accident include product liability, wrongful death, and personal injury claims.
Product liability claims are very common in personal injury cases involving defective tools and products. If you were injured due to the malfunction or defect of a tool while at work, you can sue the manufacturer, retailer, and distributor for compensation. The Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 16 Section 16.012 defines the specific scenarios where product liability laws apply.
When a construction worker or any other person is killed while on a construction site, their surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim. But unlike other types of lawsuits, a wrongful death lawsuit is more complex and difficult to comprehend. For a starter, there is regular disagreement on the right amount of money to value the loss of a human life.
On top of that, the family members may demoralized trying to monetize the death of their loved one. But since there is no specific amount that can undo the damage already done, our dedicated lawyers will fight to get you maximum compensation for your loss.
A personal injury claim allows you to sue the party at fault for their negligence. Generally, you and your Conroe attorney must prove the basic elements of negligence which are:
You can file this type of claim for injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, injured spine among others.
Like any other personal injury case, filing a construction accident claim allows you to sue for economic and non-economic damages. And depending on your state and how well your attorney presents your case, you can also be awarded punitive damages. So be sure to discuss the likelihood of securing this type of damage when discussing your construction accident case with a qualified lawyer.
Some of the damages available in a construction accident lawsuit include:
Apart from presenting your case in court, our Conroe construction accident lawyers will build up a strong case by collecting, evaluating and preserving crucial evidence concerning your case. From our investigations, we can hold any of the following parties responsible for your injuries and damages:
If you have been involved in a construction site accident and are wondering what to do, please call our Lone Star Injury Attorneys offices today to learn how our team can help you bring closure to your case.