Seeking Maximum Compensation for Victims
Construction sites are filled with potential hazards: heavy machinery, sharp and potentially dangerous tools, the scaffolding that raises construction workers and contractors to high altitudes, etc. If the individuals operating and working on these sites are not careful, serious accidents can easily occur. All it takes is one person’s negligence to cause another individual a life-altering injury or even death.
Were you seriously hurt at a construction site, or do you have a loved one who was killed from this type of accident? Was the accident caused by someone else’s negligent acts? If so, our highly qualified Katy construction site accident lawyers at Adams Law Firm can effectively represent you in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. We have an attorney on our team who is board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and board-certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We also have lawyers who are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, meaning they have successfully obtained settlements and verdicts that were worth millions of dollars. Our skilled attorneys want to help you seek full financial recovery for the losses that were incurred from your construction accident.
Do I Need a Construction Attorney?
The construction industry is complicated, with many rules and regulations governing construction activities and many parties having a stake in a construction project. Construction sites often involve a developer, property owner, general contractor, and numerous subcontractors. The equipment used on construction sites is complex, heavy-duty, and prone to causing injuries when not used properly. With all of these factors involved, you will want to be able to rely on an attorney to bring together all of the necessary facts and theories about what exactly happened in your accident and who may be liable. An experienced attorney will be able to guide you through the legal processes necessary to reach the highest level of compensation available for the injuries you have suffered.
With medical bills piling up and insurance companies that do not want to pay, it is in your best interest to retain an attorney to help you get back on your feet and to help make sure you and your family are taken care of for the long term. A lawyer can evaluate settlement offers and the prospects you face in going to trial. Any necessary negotiations and proceedings will be handled professionally so that you can focus on your own health and well-being. Do not hesitate to get in touch with an attorney right away to protect your rights.
Why Choose Adams Law Firm to Handle My Case?
It may seem as if there are too many lawyers to choose from to represent you. How will you choose an attorney with the necessary qualifications and experience to handle your case in the best way possible? The key to finding an attorney who will do a great job is to understand the qualifications that the attorney has and the experience they will bring to the table.
At Adams Law Firm, our team is devoted to serving your personal injury needs. If you were injured in a construction accident, one of our team members is board-certified as a personal injury lawyer and can assist with your case. Our team is accustomed to bringing in large verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. The attorneys at Adams Law Firm have been named Top Personal Injury Lawyers by H-Texas Magazine and have achieved an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell. With the experience and credentials, our team brings to the table, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
The brother team of Tad Adams and Will Adams is unique. They have dedicated their professional lives to assisting others and being a part of the Katy community. Having been in the area for over 40 years, the brothers and their families have deep roots here and are intent on looking out for injured members of the community who need their skills to recover to the fullest extent possible. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact Adams Law Firm at (800) 559-0593 and take advantage of a free consultation with a member of our team.
Types of Construction Accidents
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 849 workers from the construction industry died from work-related fatalities in 2012. In addition to the annual fatalities that occur, there are even more construction accident injuries that take place each year. A few examples of construction accident injuries include:
- Being struck by an object
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Accidents involving machinery
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
Who Can Be Liable in a Construction Accident
Depending on how the accident occurred in your situation, various different people or entities could be held liable. The property owner, general contractor, subcontractor, and manufacturer of equipment are all possibilities when it comes to who may be obligated to pay you compensation. In general, these parties are responsible for keeping the construction site reasonably safe. Safety measures and warnings are critical at all construction sites.
Typically, the parties involved in construction are responsible for warning workers of possible safety hazards on the construction site, hiring appropriately trained employees, managing all aspects of job safety and checking to make sure the job site remains safe.
Equipment manufacturers are obligated to design and manufacture equipment that is safe. If the equipment is dangerous due to a design defect, manufacturing defect, or failure to provide adequate safety warnings, they could be liable for injuries that result from the use of their products.
Proving Liability in a Construction Accident
Many construction accidents are based on someone’s negligence or carelessness. In order to prove that a person or entity owes you compensation for your injury, your attorney will have to show that they owed you a duty to maintain the construction site or equipment in a reasonably safe manner, that they failed to do so, and that this caused your injury.
It may seem easier to pursue workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured on the job. However, workers’ compensation is much more limited than the recovery that can be obtained through a personal injury lawsuit. Workers’ compensation benefits last for a limited period of time and cover only certain expenses you incur in dealing with your injury. In a personal injury suit, for example, you may be able to recover compensation for intangible harm such as pain and suffering you have experienced.
Construction Accident Compensation
After a serious construction site accident, you have long-lasting injuries that need attention. Fortunately, if you can make out a case that someone was negligent in causing the accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for all that you have suffered in a way that is designed to make you “whole” again. Although nothing can take away the fact that you have been forced to undergo the injury, compensation in these cases is intended to put you in as close to a place as you would have been without the injury. This means that you may be able to obtain compensation for economic damages, such as expenses, and noneconomic damages such as loss of companionship and pain and suffering. The following may be awarded in a successful personal injury lawsuit:
- Medical bills for surgeries, medication, and physical therapy
- Medical bills for doctor visits and hospital stays
- Medical care costs for the care you receive in your home
- Lost wages and lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium, or companionship
- Emotional/psychological distress
If you have been in a serious construction accident and believe you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, we are here to help. Contact us today on this website or by calling (800) 559-0593.
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Construction accident injuries and fatalities can lead to damages such as hefty medical bills, lost income from being unable to work, lost earning capacity (such as if the victim becomes permanently disabled), pain and suffering, emotional trauma and burial/funeral expenses. Our experienced legal professionals can assist you in your efforts to prove who is at fault and secure fair compensation in your case. Contact us for excellent legal representation by calling (800) 559-0593.
The Adams Law Firm Difference
Attorney Will Adams has fulfilled and maintained the rigorous requirements to become a certified expert in both personal injury and Civil Trial Law.
by H-Texas Magazine
Recognized as leaders in the field, we have been voted top lawyers in personal injury law for the Houston area. We are known for skilled, dedicated advocacy.
Our firm has garnered this top peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell® due to a reputation for meeting the highest standards in ethics and legal excellence.
Our lead trial attorney has been recognized as one of the top litigators in all Texas, known in the legal community as a leader in the personal injury field.