Experiencing a construction related accident brings life-altering physical, emotional, and financial ramifications. The attorneys at Jeffrey J. Shapiro have a firsthand account of what you are experiencing, considering the high volume of clients we have represented over the years who have sustained everything from crane collapses to scaffolding accidents, ladder accidents, electrocution, and faulty equipment while simply trying to do their jobs. Despite laws at the state and federal level intended to keep construction workers safe, as well as on-site safety procedures and protocols, these can fail even the most responsible and professional construction worker. Enlisting the help of a reputable attorney who has a proven track record of success in construction related accidents is one of the best decisions you can make for your recovery.
Make your life easier after experiencing a construction related accident
How does hiring an attorney make your life easier after experiencing a construction related accident? It’s important for you to understand that medical bills, insurance claims, and lost wages will become huge issues moving forward after an accident and very few victims are equipped to understand the nuances of these issues if they have no legal background. An experienced legal team can shoulder the load of filing paperwork and court documents, which will allow you to focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
When should you hire an attorney team?
The best advice we can give you is to not delay! Hiring a construction accident lawyer early can help you avoid making costly mistakes and beat the deadline to file your accident claim. Reviewing the facts of your case with a trusted attorney is certainly a wise choice before discussing any type of settlement offer from an insurance company or your employer. It is vital that you remember who your allies are throughout this process – your attorney is one of the only parties who has your personal interests at heart.
Evidence and moving forward to build a case
After enlisting their services, the attorney will collect evidence and move forward to build a case, determining who is to blame for hazardous practices and any dangerous conditions that may have contributed to your accident. In many cases, blame can be found with incompetent contractors, sub-contractors, equipment manufacturers, and construction site owners. As you can see, without a legal background and experience bringing these cases to court, you could become lost quickly.
If you are a loved one has been injured on a construction site, Jeffrey J. Shapiro is a construction injury attorney who is standing ready to walk you through the aftermath of your accident with care and compassion.