Construction Accident Lawyer

May 25, 2021
BY: Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O'Cathain & O'Cathain

Have you been in an accident at a construction site? If so, you have probably encountered a lot of medical and financial issues. This chaos may leave you wondering if you need a lawyer, and the situation changes the answer, but oftentimes the answer is yes. Many lawyers specialize in construction accident injuries, such as the Therman Law Offices, LTD. However, not every construction accident lawyer is the same, some lawyers have more experience or a more hands-on approach of dealing with things. Finding a lawyer that is right for your situation is important. 

But the question you are probably asking yourself now is, how can a construction lawyer help? That’s okay, we’ve got some ideas. A construction lawyer is going to help you through the process of filing a civil lawsuit, and they will also help you decide which legal theories you should bring the civil lawsuit under, and they’ll help with a workers’ compensation claim if its applicable to your case.

An experienced construction accident lawyer can help you to recover losses that resulted from your accident, reduce the amount of paperwork you have to deal with, and the stress that is associated with the insurance companies, and filing legal claims. A lawyer can make a difference between resolving the case in a justifiable manner and losing money.

Any well experienced construction accident lawyer can help you receive compensation to cover losses that were incurred because of your accident, like medical expenses, lost wages, and future medical needs.

When To Hire A Lawyer

Hire a construction accident lawyer early, right after the accident if you can. This is because you are going to have to navigate a lot of legal waters, from insurance companies to workers’ comp, and it may be easier to meet the deadline to file your accident claims (which changes from state to state) with the help of a lawyer. Furthermore, you may need to pay for medical bills and figure out how to cover your lost wages, and hiring a lawyer means you can have all of these documents (receipts, etc.) in one place with a professional that knows how to use them in your best interest. 

Questions to Ask Your Lawyer

Before hiring your construction accident lawyer, please make sure they are suited to your specific needs and that you are comfortable working with them. Never work with a lawyer you’re not comfortable with. When presenting your case to a lawyer, please bring any documentation, documents and paperwork, photos, and other things that can help prove your case.

Ask your lawyer the following questions to determine if they’re right for your case:

  • How long have you been practicing?
  • How long have you been practicing with construction accident cases?
  • What percentage of your practice is devoted to these cases?
  • How many have you handled?
  • How often have these cases settled in favor of your client?
  • Have you gone through litigation, if yes, how often?
  • What is a typical settlement for cases similar to mine.