Construction workers in Tucson, Arizona have very dangerous jobs. High-stress environments combined with heavy equipment can lead to injury and tragedy. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injury paralysis, amputations, crush injuries, and burns are among the most catastrophic accidents. Fractures, concussions, facial injuries, puncture wounds, and lacerations can also cause severe and lasting damage.
Most construction site accidents could have been prevented if employers and other workers had adhered to all proper safety regulations. OSHA violations can result in workers falling from a height, being struck by falling objects, getting electrocuted, and crushed between machinery parts.
You may not be 100% certain what happened in those fateful moments before an injury. It’s worth speaking to a construction accident lawyer at Showard Law Firm if you or a loved one sustained a workplace injury to determine which parties may have been at fault.
Why Hire a Construction Accident Lawyer?
Since 1996, Showard Law Firm has helped clients in Southern Arizona receive millions of dollars in settlements and court awards for their personal injuries, including construction site mishaps.
- Showard Law Firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
- Past awards include: American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys’ “10 Best Law Firms” (Client Satisfaction), National Latino Trial Lawyers’ “Top 10,” Lawyers of Distinction, and Women of Influence.
- Showard Law Firm gives back to the local community, having donated time and money to dozens of charities, including the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, the American Heart Association, and Community Food Bank.
- Construction accident cases in Tucson, AZ, can be pursued on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no fees until a settlement or jury award is secured.
A construction accident attorney in Tucson is just a phone call away. Call Showard Law Firm for a FREE, confidential, no-obligation consultation to explore your full range of legal options.
Is a Construction Accident Lawsuit Right for You?
Financial loss immediately follows a sudden, catastrophic construction accident. Medical bills pile up, while the physical inability to work further compounds the situation. Filing a construction accident lawsuit is one way to recoup some of these losses when the accident was caused by another person’s recklessness, negligence, or misconduct.
Before you can pursue a construction accident settlement with the help of a personal injury lawyer, you should seek immediate medical assistance, even if you think your injuries may not be severe. Often times, seemingly minor aches and pains can turn into chronic disabling pain.
You will also need to report your accident to your employer’s workers’ compensation board within 30 days from the discovery of injury. You may qualify for immediate financial assistance after filling out the initial claim form.
Delaying treatment or failing to report your accident right away could result in a denial of your claim. Following the protocol shows the insurance company your injuries are genuine, and you took every necessary step to recover.
What’s Included in a Construction Accident Settlement?
You may be eligible to receive money for damages such as:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses (including copays, surgeries, medications, etc.)
- Past lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
- Any related out-of-pocket expenses, including wheelchairs, therapies, and disability home modifications
- An estimated amount of “pain and suffering”
Spouses can file wrongful death claims seeking repayment for funeral and burial costs, as well as loss of support, guidance, companionship, wages, and inheritance.
Questions to Ask a Construction Accident Lawyer
You will likely have many questions to ask a construction accident lawyer, such as:
- Who is responsible for my injuries? Showard Law Firm will conduct a full, independent investigation. In addition to your employer, other potentially liable parties may include coworkers, equipment manufacturers, foremen, maintenance personnel, vendors, sub-contractors, engineers, architects, property owners, or motorists. You may list multiple defendants in your lawsuit. A third party claim can substantially increase your total recovery.
- How is the value of my claim determined? The value of a construction accident claim will depend upon the severity of your injury. Other factors may include your age, income level, medical prognosis, the impact on your daily life, and how clear the liability is.
- How much time do I have to file a claim? Like all states, Arizona places a deadline on personal injury claims. You could have as little as two years to file a claim in Arizona or two years from “the realization of harm” if the nature of your injury was not immediately realized.
How to Choose a Construction Accident Attorney
The best way to choose a construction accident lawyer is to sit down for a face-to-face consultation. If you have transportation issues or are too injured to visit the law office, you can request that an attorney come to you. Get a feel for how long the lawyer has been in practice and how many construction accidents he or she has handled. You can interview more than one attorney free from obligation, but ultimately, go with your gut – choose someone who strikes you as honest, hardworking, compassionate, and professional. These cases can take months, or even years, to resolve, so it’s important that you are comfortable with the level of legal support you receive.
If you or a loved one were seriously hurt in a construction accident, call Showard Law Firm for a free case review and find out how much your case might be hurt. We will give you all the information you need to decide if filing a lawsuit is the next right step for you and your family.