Do I Need to Work with a Lawyer After a Construction Site Accident?

Michael GrossmanApril 06, 2021 4 minutes

If you were injured in a construction site accident in Texas, you could be facing a substantial challenge for recovery. Severe injuries—such as those that are common in the construction industry—can take weeks, months, or even years to heal.

In some cases, victims sustain permanent injuries or disabilities, leaving them unable to ever return to normal. Meanwhile, without a way to earn a living or pay your bills, you could be facing an economic crisis as well as the physical and emotional challenges you already are up against.

Whatever the circumstances of your accident might have been, you deserve justice and fair compensation for your injuries and other damages. An experienced construction site accident attorney understands how to help.

The Texas personal injury attorneys of the Grossman Law Offices assist victims who sustained injuries in any type of construction site accident. We fight to protect your legal rights and recover the compensation you deserve for the damages you suffered.

Common Causes of Construction Accidents in Texas

Construction site accidents happen frequently in Dallas and throughout Texas. Although these potentially serious incidents can occur for any number of reasons, these are some of the most common types of injury accidents on construction sites:

  • Being struck or colliding with construction vehicles;
  • Slip and fall accidents on the ground;
  • Falls from roof, scaffolding, ladders, etc.;
  • Being hit by falling debris from above;
  • Structural collapse;
  • Equipment malfunctions; and
  • Faulty equipment or tools.

Virtually any type of dangerous incident can—and does—happen on jobsites. Sometimes victims are fortunate enough to walk away unscathed. Many other times, however, they suffer serious injuries with potential for long-term impact on their lives. In most cases, someone has liability for these incidents and for the damages sustained by the victim.

Construction site injuries can have any number of causes, including carelessness and negligence. These are some of the most common:

  • Safety violations,
  • Hazardous jobsite conditions,
  • Neglected equipment maintenance,
  • Defective equipment or materials,
  • Insufficient supervision,
  • Insufficient training, and
  • Design or engineering flaws.

Whatever the cause of your injury accident might have been, hiring a construction accident law firm can provide the resources and assistance you need right now.

Common Types of Construction Site Accident Injuries

Construction sites typically have a constant level of activity involving heavy machinery (earthmovers, cranes, etc.), potentially hazardous materials and chemicals, and hundreds or thousands of workers. Site workers can be employed by the project’s general contractor, subcontractors, material suppliers, third-party consultants, etc.

With so much going on, companies may not provide adequate training or supervision for their staff. Accidents often happen with little warning but dire consequences. Some of the most common types of construction site injuries include the following:

No matter what kind of injuries you suffered, you deserve compensation. Even if the accident might have been your fault, you could still be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. The challenge is proving who had fault for your injury accident and determining the right approach to pursuing a legal claim.

Who Is Responsible for Construction Site Accident Damages?

The party who has responsibility for your injuries and other damages depends on several factors. If you were employed to work on the site—by a prime or subcontractor, for instance—you may have to pursue your claim through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. If you weren’t a site worker but you were there as a consultant, visitor, or bystander, the at-fault party could be any entity working on the project. This could include one or more of the following:

  • General contractor,
  • Construction management firm,
  • Project architect,
  • Project engineers,
  • Project manager
  • Subcontractor,
  • Material supplier, and
  • Third-party consultant.

You could also sustain injuries due to the actions of a delivery or transportation company, equipment rental company, or equipment manufacturer. Even the owner of the project or the city government where the project is located could be at fault.

The bottom line is that, when dealing with a construction site injury, determining who had fault can be challenging. Demonstrating the at-fault party’s liability for your damages can be even more difficult. Fortunately, construction accident law firms like Grossman Law understand this complex legal challenge and know how to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.

Do I Have to Hire a Construction Accidents Lawyer?

You are under no legal obligation to have an attorney. However, building a persuasive construction site injury claim poses a complex challenge.

Depending on the details of your case, multiple parties could potentially have fault for your damages. Investigating and obtaining evidence requires knowledge and resources. Construction accident attorneys have extensive networks of resources they can use to accomplish this goal, including subject matter experts, accident scene reconstruction specialists, etc.

Your case will also potentially involve one or more large insurance companies and their teams of lawyers. Your attorney will handle all communication and negotiation with these and other parties. In most cases, our experienced litigators can negotiate an insurance settlement on your behalf, so you can avoid the time and cost of filing a lawsuit and going to court.

Having an experienced construction accident lawyer on your side will help protect your legal rights. Your attorney will hold the at-fault party or parties accountable and ensure that they give your case the serious attention and consideration you deserve.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Construction Injury Lawyer?

When you choose Grossman Law to help with your claim, you won’t owe any legal fees or have to pay any money out of pocket until we settle your case. This is a concern for many jobsite injury victims, especially if you’re already struggling to cover your bills and expenses.

We accept jobsite injury accident cases on a contingency basis, so unless we recover compensation for you, you don’t owe any legal fees. We provide a free case analysis also, so you can get the information and answers you need. Even so, you won’t be obligated in any way to hire Grossman Law after your consultation, and we will never pressure you into doing anything.

The most important consideration for you is getting answers and understanding how to begin the legal process. We will help you understand your options and advise you of the potential pitfalls you might face. For example, you should never talk to the insurance company before you at least consult an attorney. Insurance companies may try to deny your claim or minimize your settlement amount. Having an attorney is a highly effective way to help avoid these challenges and ensure that you get the justice you deserve.

Contact One of Our Construction Site Injury Attorneys Now

Here at The Grossman Law Offices, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can meet with you virtually or in person, at our location or yours. We have the depth of knowledge and experience you need on your side. Our compassionate yet aggressive attorneys will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

You don’t have to face this situation alone. To schedule your free case evaluation or to speak directly to a Texas construction injury attorney, contact us now.