“Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.”
Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter
Indianapolis v. Chase Nation Bank
Construction Problems – Common Problems
Construction is going on all around you. It is a necessary evil in the growth of our communities. Buildings going up in record time mask many accidents and problems underneath their beauty and functionality.
Accidents in the form of falls, equipment failures, falling debris, scaffolding failures, crane accidents and the like are injuring and killing employees and devastating their families. Companies are required by the United States Department of Labor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to establish safety precautions and take steps to ensure that proper procedures are followed. When a company hires negligent managers or buys equipment without ensuring its safety and reliability, serious injury or death may result. These types of loss can and should be addressed with a lawsuit against the responsible party.
In order to secure a positive future financially and medically for you and your loved ones, it is important to find a lawyer who will perform appropriate due diligence about the accident and the potential parties, assert a strong position for you and dominate at trial or settlement negotiation.
Negligence at Construction Sites Cause Accidents
A lawsuit after a construction accident is usually one based in negligence. In a construction accident negligence suit, a plaintiff must show that someone who had a duty to ensure the safety of the people on the construction site was negligent in the performance of their duties or in failing to do something, that this negligence proximately caused the plaintiff’s injury and that the plaintiff experienced injury and incurred damage as a result of the negligence.
If you or your loved one is a victim of a construction site accident, then you must find a good lawyer immediately who will protect your interests by suing the person or company responsible. Your costs could escalate much later if not fully addressed legally right now. Finding someone who knows how to handle insurance companies and their lawyers, and what to address medically and legally, will not only protect you from missing out on fair compensation, but may also protect you from long-term or latent health problems.
Statute of Limitations and Money Damages for Construction Site Accidents
The cause of action, or lawsuit, for a construction accident case must take place within two years of the date of injury or death. This is called a statute of limitations.
Financial recovery can include present and future medical bills. Other potential areas of compensation, depending on the facts of the situation, are mental pain and suffering damages, lost past and future wages, permanent impairment/disfigurement, punitive damages, wrongful death damages and loss of enjoyment of life.
Finding the right lawyer is the key to your being able to recover compensation for your injuries so that this one accident does not determine your financial or medical status for years to come.