Construction Injury Lawyers
UPDATED: June 19, 2018
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Construction accident attorneys can be critical to recovering the money you deserve after suffering an injury on a construction site. Because construction accidents result in complex and detailed investigations before the injured party can receive insurance money or pursue a lawsuit, it is often difficult for a non-lawyer to take on the process. Hiring an experienced attorney can make the difference between the success or failure of a construction injury insurance claim, or a lawsuit against the parties responsble for a construction injury.
TIP: Many personal injury attorneys with experience in construction law offer FREE consultations that have no obligations. Speaking with an attorney is a cost-free option, and can give you an advantage in your construction accident case.
Construction Attorneys and Insurance
If you have filed a construction injury claim with your insurance company, you will likely be offered a settlement to close out the claim. Before accepting the money, keep in mind that an insurance adjuster’s first offer is rarely their best offer. Though the money may be enticing and you may not feel like waiting any longer, or you may think you have exhausted your options, taking the time to consult an attorney may result in a higher offer. An attorney can review your policy, examine the circumstances of the accident, and press the insurance company to dig a little deeper into their pockets because he has a better sense of what they are holding back. Experienced attorneys can also use the threat of a lawsuit - typically an undiserable option for insurance companies - to encourage more favorable negotiations.
Keep in mind if you do deal directly with the insurance company without the aid of an attorney, the adjuster owes you no duty to see that you are fairly compensated. As a consequence, you run the risk of devaluing your case and agreeing to settlement terms that give away your rights. An attorney will be able to tell you what your claim is worth, and lead you through the legal process without leaving you wondering what to do next.
Construction Attorneys Know the Value of a Case
An serious construction injury might have a significant long-term impact on your life. If you are unable to stand all day or lift anything heavy, you could be facing more than just lost wages. You may have lost your means of livelihood, and have lost the ability to engage in hobbies or other interests you once enjoyed. If you have suffered life-threatening injury or loss of a limb, or any challenging, painful or life-changing situation, you deserve the best financial outcome. It should include projected loss of future wages and opportunities for advancement, plus the shock of losing your independence, inability to interact with family in the same way, and accompanying deterioration of your state of mind. An experienced personal injury attorney will take all of the above factors into account, and calculate a proper damage amount accordingly.
Construction Attorneys and Lawsuits
As a last resort, a construction attorney can pursue legal action to recover money that pays for your injuries. Construction accident lawsuits are incredibly difficult to file and win, and it is almost impossible for a legal lay-person to successfully persue the responsible parties in a courtroom. Personal injury attorneys with experience in construction law will be able to identify the responsible parties, calculate the damages you are owed, and use the relevant local law to file a construction lawsuit on your behalf. If you have been seriously injured in a construction accident, working with an experienced attorney will give you the best chance to get the money you deserve.