What can you do if you suffered a construction accident injury due to another’s negligence?
At Anderson & Cummings, we have seen how a serious or life-altering injury can devastate a family physically, financially and emotionally, and we are prepared to help. Our qualified lawyers have extensive knowledge of Texas personal injury law, and we are prepared to stand up to insurance companies and fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Our legal team has more than 50 years of combined experience helping the injured in Fort Worth, Texas. During that time, we have recovered millions in compensation, including a $5,829,487 settlement for a wrongful death due to a construction accident.
Find out whether you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your damages. We can review your potential case and discuss your legal options in a completely free construction accident consultation. If we determine you may have a case and we represent you, there are no upfront costs. We only collect payment if we achieve a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
We are prepared to help. Call Anderson & Cummings at: (877) 920-9009 today.
Is My Fort Worth Construction Accident Eligible for Compensation?
Unless you speak with an attorney about the extent of your injuries and how the accident occurred, it is difficult to be sure whether you may have a case. When we talk about your accident in your free initial consultation, we will look at the contributing factors to help us determine whether you may be eligible to pursue compensation, including:
- The location where your accident occurred
- What machinery or equipment you were using, if any, when you were injured
- If machinery or equipment you used malfunctioned
- If someone failed to follow industry safety standards
- Whether you are an employee at the construction site or a passerby
- What was happening right before the accident
Our Fort Worth construction accident lawyers are prepared to answer any legal questions you may have about the legal process of a personal injury lawsuit.
Who May Be Liable in a Construction Accident?
To establish liability, your attorney will investigate all parties who may have contributed to your accident, including:
- Construction site/property owners who may be liable for negligent hiring practices
- Machinery manufacturers, such as if a malfunction contributed to your accident
- Equipment suppliers, if they knowingly distributed faulty gear, such as a hard hat or goggles
- Site supervisors who failed to provide adequate supervision or training
- Contractors or subcontractors who failed to follow safety regulations
- Architects and engineers for a faulty design
Your claim must be backed up with real evidence of negligence by the at-fault party. Your attorney will seek to do this by:
- Proving you were owed a duty of care to prevent you and others from being injured
- Establishing the duty of care was breached because of another’s negligent actions or inactions
- Showing the breach and resulting accident directly caused your injuries
- Giving proof of damages, such as the bills or invoices for the medical care you received
How Much Could My Case Be Worth?
Since every case is different and based on many unique factors, we will need to understand more about the accident and your injuries to determine the value of your potential case.
Typically, after a construction accident, an injured victim may be able to pursue:
- Workers’ compensation claim: If you were injured while performing your duties as an employee, you will likely be eligible to pursue a workers’ compensation claim.
- Personal injury lawsuit: For a claim that does not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, such as if you were a passerby who got injured.
- Wrongful death claim: This type of claim can help families obtain compensation if a loved one suffered a fatal injury because of the negligence of another.
Arrange your free consultation with one of our Fort Worth construction accident attorneys to learn whether you may have a valid case and how we may be able to help.
Schedule your FREE consultation anytime by online chat or phone: (877) 920-9009.
What Should You Do After a Construction Site Accident?
If you are injured in a Fort Worth construction accident, you should protect your health before doing anything else.
Get a Medical Examination
Even if you are not sure whether your injuries are serious, you should always get immediate medical care. Some injuries may not be visible and may not even hurt initially, however there are several internal injuries that may be serious or life threatening, such internal organ damage, a severe concussion or a traumatic brain injury. In addition to protecting your health, getting the care you need will also create an official record of your injuries and help connect them to your accident.
Report the Accident
If you were injured while performing your work duties, it is essential that you report your accident and injuries as soon after the accident as possible. This step helps to protect your potential claim by ensuring there is no room for your employer or the insurance carrier to be able to claim your injury could have happened elsewhere.
Gather Evidence from the Scene
If you are able, it can be helpful to your claim if you can record information about your accident, such as:
- Eyewitness statements and contact details
- Pictures from the location of the accident, such as fallen structures or machinery
- Pictures of your injuries, once you are out of danger
- Ongoing images of your injuries taken in the days, weeks and months of your recovery
- Accurate records of any costs related to your recovery, such as cost of appointments, surgery invoices, counseling, prescriptions and physical or rehabilitation therapy
- Document the accident, your recovery, daily pain levels, your emotional status and how your injuries are affecting the daily qualify of your life
- Follow your prescribed plan of care – not following your doctor’s orders can significantly impact the value of your potential claim.
Common Fort Worth Construction Site Injuries
Some of the most common injuries that occur on construction sites include:
- Workers hit by falling debris or other objects
- Accidents caused by faulty scaffolding
- Injuries or deaths after being caught in-between equipment, machinery or other structures
- Electrocution burns or fatalities
- Failing to adhere to industry safety practices, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) federal regulations
- Slip and fall accidents
What is the Filing Deadline for a Fort Worth Construction Accident?
Texas gives victims two years from the date of an injury to file a personal injury claim. This statute of limitations also applies to wrongful death claims, and if you miss your deadline, you may lose any opportunity to pursue compensation for your losses.
While there may be some exceptions that may impact your deadline, such as if the injured victim is a minor, it is best to contact an attorney for legal help as soon as possible. It takes time to build a strong personal injury case, and two years goes by fast.
Find out what deadline may apply in your situation by calling: (877) 920-9009 today.
How a Fort Worth Construction Accident Attorney May Help
Most injured victims are overwhelmed after an accident. Figuring out what to do first while you are recovering and in shock is difficult, especially if the injuries are life-altering.
We handle personal injury cases every day, and we are well-versed in Texas state laws. We know every step needed to protect the value of your claim, and we are fully prepared to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Additionally, our legal team deals with insurance companies on a regular basis and is very familiar with the subtle tactics that they use to try to devalue or deny your claim.
It is important to realize that injured victims often obtain a significantly higher compensation when using an attorney to pursue damages. Read the testimonials from clients we have already helped to learn more.
At Anderson & Cummings, we are committed to protecting the interests and legal rights of our injured clients and their families. If we represent you, we are prepared to fully investigate the cause of your accident, collect supportive evidence, communicate to all third parties on your behalf and fully manage your case. We will also keep you informed throughout every step of the legal process, so you can have peace of mind and focus on recovering.
Contact One of Our Attorneys Today
Your initial consultation at our firm costs you nothing, so there is no risk. During this meeting, we will listen carefully and consider the unique details of your potential case.
We have been advocating for injured victims in Fort Worth for more than 50 years and obtained more than a hundred million dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
Anderson & Cummings partner Seth Anderson has been named a Top Personal Injury Lawyer by Fort Worth Texas Magazine annually since 2002 and selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyer® list every year since 2013.
Our firm is centrally located in Tarrant County, less than four miles from the Fort Worth Municipal Courthouse.
Contact our firm at: (877) 920-9009 for legal help today.