Things to Know Before Filing | Construction Accident Lawsuit In 2024

Were you injured on the job? You have BOTH a worker’s compensation case and potentially a  personal injury case as well depending on the facts. learn more about Construction Accident Lawsuit

Can I file a lawsuit if I might be at fault?

Yes. It is up to the jury to determine fault. If you think you may have some fault on your side, it is free to get a consultation with an injury lawyer so there is not a downside to just speaking with a lawyer like Ethen. 

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Parties who are liable for the damages in a construction accident lawsuit

As a general rule, your employer and your colleagues can’t be sued for a work-related injury. However, certain exceptions allow you to sue your employer. 

If you’re injured by the construction equipment or tools that are defective or dangerous, you can sue the company that manufactured, distributed, or sold those tools. 

The construction sites contain several contractors working for different employers. Therefore, if you’re injured due to negligence by someone who doesn’t work for your employer, you can sue his/her employer. 

If the other driver is negligent, you can easily file a personal injury lawsuit against his/her insurance company. 

If you’re injured because of the unsafe conditions on the job site, you can file a construction accident claim against the property owner. 

Compensation for a construction accident lawsuit

  • Long-term care. 
  • Lost wages.
  • Lost future income. 
  • Physical therapy bills.
  • Medical bills. 
  • Emotional distress.
  • Loss of consortium.
  • Pain and suffering. 
  • Extreme recklessness.
  • Fraud or oppression.
  • Intentionally caused harm.
  • Malice.

Can a family member file a wrongful death lawsuit after a construction accident?

If the construction site accident results in death, the family of the victim can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Additionally, it allows certain family members to recover the damages when a loved one was killed due to the negligence of the other party. 

The family can seek compensation claims for negligence, product defects liability, and property owner’s liability.  Nevertheless, in most cases, only certain family members can seek damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. It includes:

  • Children.
  • Domestic partner.
  • Grandchildren. 
  • Surviving spouses. 
  • Anyone else who would be entitled to the property of the decedent. 

If you want a lawyer who cares about you and the outcome of your construction accident lawsuit, contact Ethen Ostroff. He and his networks ensure you get every dollar possible for what you went through. 

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