Construction Site Accident: Who is Liable?
Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to be in. Even with every precaution being taken, there are multiple ways that an accident and injury can occur. However, many times, construction site accidents are the result of negligence. If you were in a construction site accident, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the costs of your injuries or other sufferings alone. This is why figuring out who is liable can make all the difference in your recovery.
Proving negligence in construction site accident cases can be challenging. It’s important for victims injured on a construction site to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Construction companies and property owners are often eager to quickly resolve these claims with as little impact on them and their profits as possible. At Mintz Law Firm, we ensure our clients aren’t accepting lowball settlements. We are determined to secure the best possible results for our client’s claims that address their needs and best interest, not someone else’s profits.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Construction Site Accident?
When a person is injured due to someone else’s negligence, they can file a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible. Liability depends on the type of accident and the circumstances that led to the accident. In a construction site accident, the following parties may be liable:
- Construction worker
- Construction Company
- Property owner
- Machine Operator
- Machine manufacturer
- Contractor or subcontractor
- City or government agency
The person or entity legally determined to be at fault is considered negligent and is therefore responsible for covering the damages resulting from the accident. When it comes to construction site accidents, it’s important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you have a clear understanding of who played a role in the accident and is responsible for covering your damages.
How a Construction Site Accident Lawyer Can Help
Construction site accidents are challenging. For starters, victims may not know if they can bring a lawsuit against a third party, such as a vendor or equipment manufacturer, or if they should file a lawsuit against the worker or construction company. An attorney investigates the accident to ensure that anyone who played a part in the accident is held responsible. An attorney can help with the following:
- Visiting the construction site and reviewing possible hazards
- Consulting with experts familiar with the equipment and work at the construction site
- Interviewing any witnesses
- Communicating with medical professionals to understand the severity of your injuries
Building a strong claim takes time, experience, and a lot of energy. Your focus should be on recovery. An attorney ensures that you have the confidence to completely focus on getting better while they tackle your claim on your behalf.
Contact Mintz Law Firm Today to Speak with our Construction Site Accident Attorney
At Mintz Law Firm, we’ve seen how devastating construction site accidents can be. Injured victims and their families are left having to cover thousands of dollars in medical bills without the source of income the victim was once able to provide. The effects of these accidents can be felt for a lifetime.
Mintz Law Firm has helped numerous injured victims recover the compensation they need to move forward with their lives. Our attorneys are committed to providing exceptional legal services that give victims and their families the confidence they need to focus on what matters most. Call us at (303) 462-2999 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.