Construction sites are full of dangers that can cause anyone in or around the area to sustain severe injuries. Even if everyone on the construction site follows safety protocols, accidents can still happen. If a construction accident injured you, you might still deal with the financial, physical, and emotional consequences. If so, our attorneys can help you.
Construction accident victims might recover compensation if someone else's negligence caused their injuries. A Roswell construction accident lawyer from Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group is ready to help you through the claims process. We will advocate for you to receive fair compensation, so you can focus on healing and moving forward after your construction accident injury.
Roswell Construction Accident Guide
How a Roswell Construction Accident Lawyer Can Help After You Sustain Injuries
At our law firm, we believe that construction accident victims deserve compensation for their injuries, especially when they cause long-term financial, physical, and emotional issues. Our guiding principles are to be accountable, proactive, efficient, compassionate, optimistic, customer service-oriented, and detail-oriented when representing injury victims.
After being involved in a construction accident, you might wonder if you need a construction accident attorney. We recommend hiring a construction accident attorney early in the process so you can avoid costly mistakes. Insurance companies often come to construction accident victims to offer a quick, lowball settlement. An attorney can help ensure that any compensation you accept isn't lower than you deserve.
While a Roswell construction accident attorney from our firm can walk you through the claims process, there are other ways that we can help you recover the maximum compensation for your injuries, including:
- Requesting the accident report from the scene to determine what happened and who is liable for your injuries
- Speaking to insurance companies and opposing attorneys on your behalf
- Reviewing the damages you incurred and negotiating with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement that compensates you fully
- Fighting your case in court, if necessary, to prove that you deserve to recover compensation for your damages
How Much Does a Construction Accident Attorney Cost?
We offer free consultations to anyone who sustains injuries in a construction accident. If you aren't sure you need an attorney, contact our firm to determine if you have a case and learn how we can help you.
Types of Compensation After a Construction Accident
After a Roswell construction accident, you may recover compensation for your losses—and our attorneys can fight for the most compensation possible.
For example, you could recover economic and non-economic damages in a construction accident case. These damages compensate you for the monetary and non-monetary losses you incurred.
Economic damages are tangible losses that our attorneys can easily quantify with documentation like receipts or bills. These damages make an injured person whole again by returning them to the financial place they were in before the accident.
After getting injured in a construction accident, there are several types of economic damages you could recover, such as:
- Medical bills - These include any out-of-pocket costs you paid for medical care, such as doctor’s visits, diagnostic testing, hospitalizations, surgeries, medications, and more.
- Future medical bills - In some cases, people who sustain injuries in construction accidents require medical care long after their claim or lawsuit settles. Our attorneys can calculate your projected future medical costs to determine how much compensation we should seek.
- Lost income - If you missed any work because of your injuries, you could include lost revenue in your claim. Many construction accident victims require ongoing doctor’s visits, rehabilitation treatments, or surgeries that will cause them to miss work. If so, we can fight for your lost income.
- Lost future income - If your injuries are so severe that you cannot return to work in the same capacity (or ever return), you could recover compensation for lost future income. Our attorneys can help determine the value of your projected future income loss.
Keeping all documentation for these losses can help your attorney calculate an accurate value for all your economic damages.
Non-economic damages are a form of compensation that takes the injured person’s pain and emotional distress into account. These damages are not associated with a specific monetary amount because the loss is subjective. However, our attorneys can determine the value of your non-economic damages after a construction accident.
You might recover compensation for:
- Pain and suffering - In addition to the physical pain you suffered from your injury, this includes any discomfort, anguish, or inconvenience you experienced from the accident. Some accident victims must live with pain and suffering for years to come.
- Emotional distress - Sometimes, the injuries caused by construction accidents are more than physical. Your mental suffering after the accident could include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or the loss of ability to perform specific tasks.
- Loss of enjoyment - If you can no longer participate in activities or hobbies you once loved because of your injuries, you could recover loss of enjoyment damages.
Once we review your non-economic damages, we can determine their value and fight for you to receive all the compensation you deserve.
What if Your Loved One Passed Away in a Construction Accident?
If your loved one passed away in a construction accident, surviving family members—typically the spouse or children of the decedent—can seek compensation for their losses.
The damages that surviving family members may be able to recover include:
- End-of-life medical care - This includes any out-of-pocket costs incurred for medical care to save your loved one's life or provide comfort measures.
- End-of-life services - You could recover the costs of laying your loved one to rest, including funeral or celebration of life services, burial, or cremation.
Important Facts About Construction Accidents
A construction accident is any accident that occurs in or around a construction site. These accidents often result in injuries caused by the carelessness, recklessness, or negligence of someone else on the construction site.
Typical construction accident victims include:
- Construction workers
- Machine operators
- Engineers working on the construction site
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Many types of accidents can occur on a busy construction site. The more you know about construction accidents, the more you can try to avoid getting injured this way.
Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:
- Slips and trips - These accidents can occur when someone slips on wet ground or trips over a hazard.
- Falls - These accidents can occur if someone falls from a scaffold, ladder, roof, or other height.
- Fires or explosions - Fires or explosions often cause catastrophic injuries to the people around them. Gas leaks on construction sites are hazardous.
- Trench accidents - If a construction worker works inside a trench that collapses, they may become trapped inside, causing catastrophic injuries or suffocation.
- Electrocution - Any exposed wires on a construction site or wiring installation can risk electrocution.
- Chemical exposure - A harmful chemical on a construction site can cause illness, disease (such as cancer), or even death.
If you sustain a construction accident for any of these reasons—or even one not listed here—the Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group team can help. If a construction site does not operate safely, accident victims have the right to fight for justice. We will work to prove that the liable party's actions caused your injuries and help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Common Construction Accident Injuries
Because of the tools and heavy machinery frequently used at construction sites, severe injuries occur.
Some of the most common construction accident injuries include:
- Burns - Construction accidents can lead to burns, especially if someone is near an explosion, fire, or touched something hot.
- Electrocution injuries - Someone who touches an exposed electrical wire or works with electricity could accidentally electrocute themselves.
- Broken bones or fractures - People who slip and fall from heights can suffer broken bones or fractures.
- Brain and spinal cord injuries - People who slip and fall from heights can also develop a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a spinal cord injury. These injuries often cause long-lasting impacts and can significantly change the victim’s life.
- Exposure to toxic chemicals - If someone gets cancer or lung disease caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, they may die from their illness or endure lifelong treatments.
At the Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, we understand how these injuries can impact your future health and well-being. You and your family do not have to navigate the aftermath of your construction accident alone. Our team can aggressively advocate for you and hold the liable party accountable.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Safety is essential on a construction site. If workers do not follow proper safety procedures, they could cause a construction accident. If an employer tells their workers to hurry to get the job done faster, this could cause them to ignore safety instructions and be less careful—sometimes leading to painful injuries. Construction workers who don't take their time and rush through their tasks are more likely to be hurt.
Common causes of construction accidents that result in injuries include:
- Lack of fall protection equipment - Anyone working on an elevated surface or structure should have proper fall protection equipment, which lowers the likelihood of a severe injury if they fall.
- Lack of protection from falling objects - People in or around a construction site are at risk of being struck by falling objects. These objects often travel at high speeds and can seriously injure anyone they hit.
- Unsafe working conditions - You can hold a construction company liable for accidents if it creates dangerous working conditions.
- Harmful chemicals - Toxic chemicals can sicken construction workers. Many are ultimately diagnosed with cancer, lung disease, or other life-threatening diseases.
- Hazards on the construction site - Workers or others at the site can easily trip over hazards on improperly marked ground.
You Have a Limited Time to File Your Case in Court
After a construction accident, you have a limited time to file a lawsuit. While we can negotiate with the liable party's insurance company to help you reach a fair settlement, you may need to file a lawsuit. You want to keep a lawsuit as an option during settlement negotiations—especially if you don't receive a fair settlement offer.
Georgia law allows you to file a lawsuit against the liable party for two years from the accident. Contacting an attorney soon after your construction accident can give us time to prepare a solid case and fight for the compensation you deserve. We will file your lawsuit on time if we cannot reach a settlement that adequately covers your losses.
Contact a Roswell Construction Accident Attorney Today for a Free Consultation
If someone else's negligence injured you in a construction accident, the Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group's attorneys are ready to assist you. We have helped many construction accident victims just like recover compensation for their economic and non-economic losses.
Our attorneys are skilled negotiators. We can fight against insurance company tactics to convince construction accident victims to accept far less than they deserve. Let us help you fight for justice.
Contact our Roswell office today at (404) 609-1724 for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can discuss the details of your construction accident and how your injuries have impacted your life. You only pay attorney’s fees if and when we win your case—so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling us now.
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