It is possible to obtain a construction accident settlement without a lawyer but it is usually not a good way to protect your rights. Hiring an experienced and dedicated team of lawyers who are familiar with personal injury litigation could be a major asset when going through a legal process. A lawyer from our firm can help you:
- Evaluate how New York’s laws affect your case
- Provide you with legal support and advice
- Investigate your accident
- Locate and preserve evidence
- Gather all medical and hospital treatment records
- Hire experts to strengthen your claims
- Understand the true value of your injuries
- Ensure that all deadlines are met
- Handle all contact with the at-fault party or parties
- Prepare and build your claim for trial before a jury in Court, if necessary
You have legal options after getting hurt in a construction accident. Speak to our lawyers to protect your rights during a free consultation. If we accept your case, you will not be required to pay any money upfront. We only earn a legal fee when you recover compensation.
What Does a Construction Accident Lawyer Do?
A construction accident lawyer handles nearly all the tasks of bringing a claim or lawsuit against a party responsible for your losses. For instance, if you were hurt at a construction site, your employer could be liable for your injuries and the damages you suffered.
Maybe your injury has caused you to miss out on work wages. You could be entitled to compensation for lost income. Your lawyer can help you understand the entire process and work to get you justice for what happened to you and the financial resources you need to compensate you for each and every damage you sustained.
Evaluate the Laws to Determine Your Options
Your attorney starts by looking at the laws that apply to your injury case. We examine every angle to ensure you know your options and how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Provide Legal Advice
We also provide legal advice so that you do not have to walk blindly through the aftermath of an accident, guessing as to what steps you should take and what you might be owed. Legal advice helps you make decisions for yourself and your family after being injured due to a construction accident.
Investigate Your Accident
Whether you were hurt in a slip and fall, an equipment accident, or a vehicle accident, your lawyer investigates what happened and determines who is liable. We go after all at-fault parties so that you can receive fair compensation.
To win compensation for an accident, you may need to prove your case. This requires the collection of evidence. For example, to prove how extensive your injuries are, you may need medical evidence, photo evidence, or video evidence. Your lawyer helps you gather all the evidence you need.
File Legal Paperwork
Legal paperwork is part of the process of bringing a claim or lawsuit against an at-fault party. This paperwork must be completed correctly and filed within all time frames mandated by law. A lawyer can help ensure paperwork is completed accurately and submitted on time.
Communicate with the Insurance Companies
Many parties that could be liable for a construction accident will have insurance. For instance, an employer or contractor will likely have insurance to protect them from financial responsibility if a worker is injured on the job. Your lawyer can handle insurance negotiations so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Represent You in Court
Lawyers can represent you in court should you decide to file a lawsuit. A lawyer can handle filings in court, represent you during hearings, and litigate your case if it goes to trial. Lawyers can also tell you what your rights are, protect your rights, and fight for your best interests.
For a free legal consultation, call (212) 732-2929
What is Fair Compensation for a Construction Injury?
Under New York law you have the right to recover fair and reasonable compensation for each and every type of damage you sustained due to another’s negligence. Though every case is unique, some of the types of damages you may be entitled to include:
- Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional injuries
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent injuries
- Lost income
- Future loss of income or loss of benefits
- Medical bills
The Attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Are Ready to Help You Fight for Your Rights
The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have been fighting for the rights of construction injury victims since 1988. If you were injured at a construction site we are ready to fight for you.
Don’t delay, however. There are deadlines that limit your rights. If you fail to bring your claim by the deadline, you could be prevented from receiving the compensation you deserve.