Why You May Need a Construction Accident Attorney in Dallas
- August 22, 2014
- Construction Site Accidents
The construction industry provides thousands of well-paying jobs to hard working men and women all over the country. While these might be good, honest jobs, they also tend to be some of the most dangerous. Workers suffer a range of injuries every day while working on construction sites and the potential damage spans everything from minor injuries to life-changing catastrophic injuries. For those who have been injured on a jobsite, it might be a good idea to contact a construction accident attorney in Dallas.
Who is liable?
A lawsuit that involves a construction accident can be a rather complex affair. One of the factors that can make these cases complex is the fact that multiple parties could be found to be responsible for some part of the accident. The range of individuals or entities that could hold full or partial liability in a construction accident include the property owner, the general contractor, sub-contractors, architects, engineers and the manufacturers of equipment and materials. That is a long list to begin with and in some situations, it can be even longer depending on the type of construction.
With so many pieces to the liability puzzle, it won’t be easy to determine who is responsible and to what level they own some of the liability. One thing you can be certain of is that none of these parties will volunteer to take responsibility. To determine these factors and build a case against the responsible parties it requires an investigation that will probably take a significant amount of time and resources. The team of construction lawyers at Guajardo & Marks has the experience, the know-how and the resources to fully investigate a construction accident claim and find the responsible parties.
When it comes to construction accidents, the level of compensation that the claimant can expect will vary greatly depending on a range of factors. Things like lost wages and medical bills will often be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. These policies provide payment to cover these expenses and they often work to limit the liability of the employer. However, there may be some situations where the claimant is due additional compensation. This can include situations where negligence was involved or possibly, where an additional party may hold some responsibility.
The company that provides the workers’ compensation insurance might offer to cover the medical bills and some lost wages soon after the accident, but it would probably still be wise to consult with a Dallas construction accident attorney. The lawyers for the insurance company are not paid to help you out; it is their job to limit the liability of their client and to save them as much money as possible. Before you accept any compensation package, you should talk to an attorney that has your interests as their primary concern.
Suffering a significant injury will be a trying time for just about anybody. Not only will you be dealing with pain and injuries, but you are also likely to experience some level of uncertainty. You might be out of work for a long time; you might never be able to work again. The injuries could be so serious that you have to deal with a significant degree of disability for the rest of your life. If you have been in a construction accident, who is going to look-out for your best interest? The Dallas construction accident attorneys at Guajardo & Marks, LLP have years of experience at dealing with this complex form of litigation and we will work hard to ensure that your case comes to a conclusion that is fair and just.