Galveston is home to many state-of-the-art commercial and residential buildings. Every day, thousands of residents are employed to work in construction sites, allowing them to feed their families and provide quality housing or office buildings for Galveston residents. Although the construction industry is a source of livelihood for many, it would be unfair to assume that it is an easy job. Construction sites are often dangerous, not only for workers but also for pedestrians and other parties too. According to the Texas Department of Insurance, over 12,000 people are injured in construction site accidents every year.
If you are among the 12,000 people, your first reaction will probably be to file a worker’s compensation claim. But unfortunately, many employers do not have a worker’s compensation policy. Therefore, you are not entitled to any compensation through this channel. However, the Texas Worker’s Compensation Act gives you another option to secure compensation from your employer. This is by filing a lawsuit with the help of a Galveston construction accident lawyer. The experienced personal injury attorneys at our firm are here to guide you through the legal process.
If you have suffered harm while at the construction site, your employer, and possibly other parties, owe you a duty of care. If you are injured by a defective product, or by falling objects, you may qualify for compensation. You will need to navigate through several legal requirements as outlined in the Texas Code.
But as an average citizen, this may be difficult. On top of that, you may need to focus your energy on getting back on your feet, which can be extremely difficult if you spend your time investigating your case, attending court sessions, and facing off with the Defendant in court. This is where a qualified and seasoned attorney comes in.
Additionally, you may be confused about what decisions to make concerning your case, as you work your way through the personal injury claim. For example, you may not be sure about the best legal avenue to use between negotiations and going to trial for maximum compensation. If you make uninformed decisions, your case could fall apart. However, if you make the right call, with the help of our determined lawyers, you can increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation in your construction accident case.
When hiring an attorney for your case, don’t go for a law firm without a proven track record handling similar cases. Again, not everyone who presents themselves to you as a lawyer is up to the task of understanding the complexities of construction accident law. You should always go with the best legal minds to potentially increase your prospects of receiving full justice for your personal injury claim.
Having worked on similar construction site accident cases in Texas and beyond, our lawyers have what it takes to take your case to the next level. By choosing us, you not only avoid making costly mistakes, but you also get to work with compassionate people. Our primary focus is to help you secure maximum compensation for the suffering you have been subjected to.
To win any personal injury claim, including a construction accident case, you and your attorney must prove three things. They are:
Proving the above-mentioned facts requires tangible proof. Unfortunately, you may not have access to some pieces of evidence while you are focusing on recovering from your injury. Therefore, our local attorneys will collect, analyze and present the evidence on your behalf. With our skill, we will:
In other words, we will go above and beyond and do whatever it takes to prove your case at trial and help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
When filing a claim, you need to know the types of damages you stand to recover. Generally speaking, damages suffered in an accident vary from one case scenario to another. But normally, the compensation you stand to get may include:
And to ensure that you are adequately compensated for your construction accident injuries, our Galveston lawyers will also vouch for punitive damages on your behalf. These are meant to punish the party at fault for their wrongdoing and not to make you whole again. For this reason, the monetary value of this type of damage will vary.
Seeking compensation for a construction site accident doesn’t have to be an expensive and stressful affair. Our team of Galveston construction accident lawyers has handled similar cases before and understands what it takes to win your case. To help us serve you better, please call us to schedule a free consultation at our offices today.