If you were injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, you could be entitled to compensation from the construction company’s insurer. Our Galveston personal injury lawyers will handle the details of your case, so you can focus on getting better. If negligence caused the accident, our legal team will deal with the at-fault party’s insurance company to negotiate for the best possible settlement.
Leave the hard work and details to a Galveston construction accident lawyer from our legal team. Our law firm will investigate your accident, identify its cause, and document the negligence that led to it. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a serious accident. We will seek fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and additional monetary damages. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we will never stop fighting for you.
Damages You Can Recover After a Construction Accident in Galveston, TX
When our legal team handles your case, we will carefully track all the expenses you incurred because of the construction accident. With our legal guidance, you may be able to recover the following economic (quantifiable) damages and more:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- Lost wages and future earning ability
- Property damage, loss, or diminishment
We can also request compensation for non-economic damages, which can be more difficult to quantify and document without a lawyer’s assistance. Our legal team will compile tangible evidence of the following intangible damages:
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Ongoing mental and emotional anguish
- Diminished quality of life
We will track your post-accident expenses and send a demand letter. Your case is more likely to be resolved with a settlement than a trial, so we can help you weigh each monetary offer you receive and make appropriate counteroffers until we reach an acceptable settlement agreement.
Wrongful Death Damages After a Fatal Construction Site Accident
Families who lost a loved one in a construction accident can seek wrongful death damages. Our law firm will request compensation for the costs you incurred when making your loved one’s funeral and burial arrangements. We can also request the following damages:
- Loss of your loved one’s financial support
- Loss of your loved one’s domestic services
- Loss of consortium, companionship, and guidance
We can also explain who can file a wrongful death action in Texas and which family members can recover damages. While you focus on caring for your family, our law firm will start building the strongest possible wrongful death action on your behalf.
Statutes of Limitations on Galveston Construction Accident Cases
Like all states, Texas imposes a statute of limitations—a filing deadline—on personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you generally have two years from the accident date to file your lawsuit.
If you do not file your personal injury lawsuit on time, the court will not allow you to file it, or they will dismiss it without hearing its merits. Either outcome would prevent you from recovering damages.
The filing deadline can also vary for a variety of reasons. Our law firm will help you avoid that costly consequence by accurately interpreting the filing deadline.
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Potentially Liable Parties in Galveston Construction Accidents
To seek damages after a construction accident, you must know who is responsible for your accident and who to pursue for compensation. To make that determination, we will gather evidence to prove negligence.
Your Galveston construction accident attorney will document the four elements that constitute negligence—duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages—and pursue potentially liable parties, including:
- Property owners
- Construction site owners
- Product manufacturers
- Equipment manufacturers
In some cases, you could recover damages from multiple negligent parties. Our investigation will uncover every avenue of negligence that led to your accident or your loved one’s fatality. We will pursue all parties and their insurance companies.
Types of Construction Accident Cases We Handle in Galveston
Construction sites are bustling places full of activity, people, and large pieces of complex machinery. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), four common types of construction accidents include:
- Accidental falls
- Struck-by accidents
- Caught in/between accidents
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our personal injury attorneys represent clients who were injured in the following ways:
- Same-level falls
- Falls from heights
- Car and truck accidents
- Electrocutions and burns
- Building or trench collapses
- Forklift collisions and overturns
- Demolition accidents and fires
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
We will pursue damages from the construction company, property owner, or other third party. Our comprehensive investigation will include the construction industry and other specialists who can get to the bottom of the cause of your accident.
Evidence Our Legal Team Will Compile to Prove Your Galveston Construction Accident Case
Our familiarity with Texas law means our construction accident lawyers serving Galveston know what evidence you need to prove negligence. We will look for proof of regulation non-compliance or safety protocol violations. Additional supporting evidence may include:
- Medical records that detail your injuries and their causes
- Statements from witnesses who were at the accident scene
- Construction site and accident scene photos and video footage
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our construction accident lawyers will not tax you or your family with evidence collection. We will put our team and resources to work ordering and obtaining evidence and consulting relevant experts. We will also compile evidence into the case file we present to the responsible party and their insurance company to steer your case toward a settlement.
Get Your Free Construction Accident Consultation
If you or someone you love was injured in a recent construction accident, the negligent party could owe you financial compensation. Your Galveston construction accident lawyer will build your case and go to bat against the insurance company for damages.
Put the Strong Arm to work for you and your family. Get started now by contacting our consultation team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins to learn more about working with our client-focused, results-driven law firm.