Whether you are a contractor, bystander, or customer, construction site injuries may qualify you for compensation from a liable party. For example, if your injuries led to a permanent disability and keep you from working in the same capacity as you once did, you may qualify for reduced earning capacity.
If a negligent party failed to use precautions on a construction site, accidents and injuries can happen. If you were injured in a construction accident, it may not have been your fault. One of our accident lawyers can assist you by investigating your case, assigning liability, and pursuing fair compensation.
Damages for Victims
Victims of construction accidents are sometimes eligible for different forms of compensation. Every case is different, but if you were injured in a construction accident in Fort Wayne, you could be entitled to one or more of the following:
- Damages for emotional suffering
- Reimbursement for past and future medical bills
- Past lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Damaged personal property
- Wrongful death
- Much more
Proving another party was liable is important if you are seeking damages. A construction accident lawyer with our firm can help answer your questions about your potential compensation.
The Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer
Hiring a lawyer following an injury or accident on a construction site can help you in several ways. Our lawyers can assist with all the ins and outs of the legal process, such as handling the paperwork and other tedious tasks, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
We Can Help with Determining Liability
It is of the utmost importance that those responsible for a safe construction site take the necessary precautions. If an individual, company, homeowner, or other party involved in overseeing a construction site failed to act in an appropriate manner, they could have been negligent and liable in a way that led to your injury.
When a construction accident lawyer from our firm works on your case, they may find the following forms of negligence leads to another party’s liability:
- Equipment malfunctions
- Improper electrical wiring causing electrocutions
- Lack of necessary safety equipment
- Unsafe premises
- Lack of warning signs of potentially hazardous materials causing dangerous exposures
- Poorly trained personnel
- Vehicle accidents and pedestrian strikes
- Falling objects
- Slip and fall accidents
- Unsafe work environments including a rush to complete work
If you believe that your accident was preventable, it is possible that another party was responsible for your accident. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that over 10 million individuals in The United States work in construction.
We Can Evaluate Your Injuries to Calculate Fair Compensation
After a construction accident in Fort Wayne, the extent of your injuries will determine the amount of compensation you may receive. You could be suffering emotionally, physically, and financially, wondering how you will ever recover and return to your normal life. Construction accident victims may also suffer from emotional trauma, which can lead to depression, anxiety, stress, and other forms of suffering.
Your injuries could range from minor to severe. Some construction accident victims make a full recovery in a short amount of time, but not everyone is so fortunate. Serious construction accidents lead to long-term injuries that can last a lifetime. You could be stuck with ongoing treatment and even lose your ability to earn wages.
Our lawyers can evaluate your losses and determine if legal action is appropriate in your case.
We Can Negotiate with Third Parties
After we calculate what fair compensation would look like in your case, we can make sure you do not accept an unfair settlement offer. We will take both current and future losses into account, as well as economic and non-economic losses.
If a third party’s insurer does not want to offer you fair compensation, we can seek a court-awarded offer on your behalf in a trial. We will not hesitate to bring your case before a judge or jury, though once we file a personal injury lawsuit, we may not even have to. Some insurers settle before a case ever makes it to trial.
Regardless, we are not afraid to represent you in court if that is what it takes to pursue fair compensation.
How Much Time Do I Have to Act?
You could have a limited amount of time to act based on the statute of limitations, depending on when you experienced an accident. According to IC §34-11-2-4, you have two years from the date of the injury to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
If you were the victim and believe your accident was preventable, you could have grounds to take action. Do not miss out on your opportunity for the compensation you deserve. A lawyer with our firm can help you abide by the statute of limitations.
Contact Us Today
Construction accidents can lead to losses that may qualify you for compensation. Remember that you have options available that could help you during this time.
If you are ready to take back control and begin your fight for justice, contact the team at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. by calling (317) 636-7777. We can offer you a free consultation to help determine your legal options. You focus on your physical health and recovery; leave the legal fight to us.