What to do if you are Involved in a Construction Site Accident
If you have been involved in a construction site accident, it is critical to immediately begin an investigation to preserve the evidence of your injuries. The evidence and the investigation helps form the heart of any potential claim. An investigation involves an examination of the scene and the evidence can involve construction materials and apparatus, as well as the scene of the accident itself. Sometimes, it is necessary to get court orders to preserve evidence. Investigative authorities, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, should be notified of the accident. It is also important for any construction injury claim that there is a prompt investigation of all general contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, as well as potential witnesses. These things must be done as soon as possible after an accident, before the evidence, “disappears”.
It can be important in construction accident claims to inspect the scene of the accident and preserve any equipment involved in the accident before it is changed or destroyed.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, it is very important that you hire the best Florida construction accident attorney to handle your case. The Florida construction injury attorneys at The Trial Professionals, P.A. have years of experience in getting compensation for our clients who are injured in construction accidents. Our attorneys handle cases from the initial investigation all the way through trial, if necessary.
Through our experience and relationships with experts in the construction field, we are able to identify and bring claims arising from the negligence of various different parties who may be responsible, including contractors and subcontractors responsible for safe construction site practices. We are also able to identify accidents that have occurred as a result of defective products used on the construction site. The Trial Professionals will examine all potential claims, including those against the owners, architects, insurance companies and manufacturers of equipment. The Florida Statute of Limitations applies to construction accident cases, and victims have a limited time in which to file their case. If you feel you have a construction site accident case, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights.
Above all, we are trial lawyers. Opponents in the local legal community know that we are willing to try cases—even the most difficult ones. Because of our reputation, we typically obtain settlements that are generally better than those obtained by lawyers with a reputation for being reluctant (or downright afraid) to go to court. Please contact the Florida construction injury attorneys at The Trial Professionals for a free case evaluation.