Attorney David Jasmer has more than 17 years of experience helping injured accident victims in the Chicago area. With his in-depth knowledge of the legal process, he can provide you with the advice you need at every stage of you case, and he can provide you with straightforward answers to your frequently asked questions (FAQs) about construction accident cases.
What Do I Do if I was Involved in a Construction Accident?
If you were injured in a construction accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. It is vital that you get the medical treatment you need now.
Next, you should seek advice from an experienced attorney who handles construction accident cases. Lawyer David Jasmer can help you understand your options, assess your case and provide you with straightforward advice. Additionally, he can guide you through the process of obtaining workers' compensation benefits and compensation through a personal injury action. Too many people wait before getting an attorney. It is important to act quickly to preserve the evidence in your case so that you do not miss out on the compensation you deserve.
Who Is Liable?
After an accident, it can be difficult to know who is at fault and who should pay for the injuries you have suffered. If you were injured at work, you are entitled to workers' compensation for your injuries, regardless of who is at fault.
Additionally, if your injuries were the result of negligence by a third party, you may be able to secure compensation through a personal injury action. A third party may include:
- General contractors, subcontractors, architects, designers, engineers, and other individuals who have worked on the project
- The manufacturer of a piece of defective construction equipment, machinery or tools
- The designer of a piece of defective construction equipment, machinery or tools
- Maintenance companies that failed to inspect equipment or fix issues
- Delivery drivers and other visitors to a construction site
Every situation is unique. In order to determine who is liable for your injuries, attorney David Jasmer will thoroughly investigate the cause of your construction accident. He also frequently works with constructions and materials experts. This allows us to help our clients hold all of the negligent parties accountable.
How Do You Protect Your Construction Accident Claim?
To protect your claim, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. There is a two-year statute of limitations on construction accident claims, and it is important to have an attorney by your side as soon as possible in the process. Investigations and building your case can take time. The sooner you contact an attorney, the stronger your case will be before you file.
What Is Involved in the Investigation?
With any major injury from a construction accident, the investigation is very fact-intensive and time sensitive. We look at all of the evidence, from materials and on-scene evidence to medical records and witness statements. All of these types of pieces of evidence help us to build our clients' cases.
After gathering evidence, we work directly with industry experts to analyze and understand the evidence. This includes experts in the medical profession, construction and other areas that are relevant to our clients' cases.
This type of thorough and comprehensive investigation can take significant time, and in any personal injury case, time is of the essence. Be sure to speak with an attorney about your case as soon as possible in order to protect your claim.
Why Do You Need an Attorney?
The legal process can be confusing, especially if you have never handled a construction accident case like this before. Attorney David Jasmer will:
- Stand by your side at every stage of the process
- Guide you through the complex legal system
- Act as your advocate at hearings and negotiations
- Answer your questions about the process
- Give straightforward advice
- Ensure that your case meets the strict deadlines and filing requirements
- Build a strong case on your behalf so you can secure the compensation you need
What Is the Value of My Construction Accident Claim?
Every case is different, and the amount of compensation you are entitled to will depend on a number of factors. This includes:
- The nature and extent of your injuries: With a personal injury claim, you may be able to secure compensation to help you cover medical expenses. These expenses will vary greatly depending on the type of injury you have. For example, a spinal injury that results in lengthy hospitalization can have high medical costs.
- The lifestyle impact of your injuries: Some injuries can have a significant impact on your life. If you become paralyzed or lose a limb in a construction accident, you may need to make changes to your home such as adding ramps. You can make a claim for these costs as part of your lawsuit. You may also be able to claim differences in compensation if you are forced to change careers as a result of your injury or are unable to work.
- The nature of your claim: Different types of damages are available for different types of claims. For workers' compensation, you can expect to receive coverage of your medical expenses as well as a part of your wages while you are unable to work. In a personal injury claim, you can secure compensation to cover medical costs, lost income, damages for pain and suffering, and disability.
Is the Work Site Insured? Is There Insurance Coverage?
After an accident, insurance may be able to help cover the cost of your injuries. On major work sites, there is likely to be insurance coverage. On smaller work sites, however, there may not be coverage. We can help you determine if there is insurance coverage and whether it will cover your claim.
Get Answers to More Common Questions About Construction Accidents
For tailored answers to your questions about construction accident cases, contact us online or call us at 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021. The consultation is free. Attorney David Jasmer can meet with you during the evening or on the weekend.