After a construction accident in Irving, you may be entitled to financial compensation from liable third parties. This compensation can cover tangible expenses (such as medical bills and missed paychecks) and intangible losses (such as pain and suffering).
A construction accident lawyer with our firm can guide you through the process of recovering damages from the liable parties. We can help identify the liable party, such as a contractor or parts manufacturer, and we can accurately calculate your losses to ensure you are seeking fair compensation.
Estimating Damages From a Construction Accident
The value of your damages depends on the extent of your injuries. Minor injuries may result in smaller medical bills and just a short time out of work. More severe injuries may require more extensive medical treatment and more time away from work. Some injuries may prevent you from working ever again if they leave you permanently disabled.
There are two types of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages include tangible expenses, such as bills, while non-economic damages include intangible losses, such as mental anguish or pain and suffering. A construction accident lawyer with Loncar Lyon Jenkins can calculate the value of your economic and non-economic damages.
You may be entitled to compensation for economic damages, such as:
- Medical expenses including prescription medications, emergency room visits, doctor’s appointments, X-rays, surgeries, hospital stays, and physical therapy
- Accessibility accommodations if you need to modify your home because of your injuries
- Lost wages if you need to take unpaid time off work to recover
- Future lost wages if you can no longer work because of your injuries
You may be entitled to compensation for non-economic damages if your quality of life has been negatively impacted by the construction accident. Here are some of the ways you may qualify for non-economic damages:
- Your injuries have permanently limited your lifestyle; for example, if you permanently lose your hearing, sight, mobility, or a limb.
- Your injuries have reduced your quality of life.
- You face a long recovery, many surgeries, or extensive therapy.
- You have developed a mental health condition such as anxiety, depression, or insomnia.
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How a Construction Accident Lawyer with Our Firm Can Build Your Case
A construction accident lawyer with Loncar Lyon Jenkins can build your case and help you recover damages for your injuries. We can navigate the challenging process of recovering damages from the liable party or their insurance provider.
Investigate the Accident
We can investigate the construction accident to determine who was at fault for your injuries. We can interview you and other eyewitnesses and gather evidence from the scene when possible.
Gather Evidence Supporting Your Damages
We can collect evidence supporting the estimate of your damages. We can gather medical records, bills, and receipts, past wage statements, and construction bills to demonstrate the value of your economic damages.
The value of non-economic damages can be more complex to prove. Here are some examples of the evidence we may gather to show your pain and suffering:
- Pictures of your injuries to show their severity
- Interviews with you, your friends, and family to show how the accident has impacted your life
- Medical records to show the length of your recovery, the number of treatments you need, or that you require mental health treatment
Interact with the Insurance Company
You may be surprised at the volume of paperwork required to file an insurance claim. If you have been treated by multiple providers, you may need paperwork from each one. You may also require reimbursement for prescription medications. We can help you gather the required documents.
We can submit all supporting documents and file an insurance claim for you. We can handle all forms of communication with the insurance companies, including settlement negotiations.
File a Lawsuit
In some instances, negotiations fail to produce a settlement that adequately compensates you for the construction accident. In these situations, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court.
Construction Accident Injuries and Medical Treatment
Construction accident injuries can range in severity. These injuries may include cuts, bruises, muscle strains and tears, and broken or fractured bones. Depending on the severity of the injuries, victims may require extensive medical treatment and therapy.
If you sustain injuries from a construction accident, seek medical attention. Medical treatment is important for your health, as well as a legal case you may begin to build. The documentation of your injuries from your healthcare provider can serve as evidence in your construction accident injury case.
Be sure to follow any medical recommendations from your healthcare provider. If you ignore or act against medical advice, insurance companies may claim you caused or exacerbated your injuries and deny you financial compensation.
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Act Quickly After a Construction Accident
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 establishes a statute of limitations of two years for personal injury or wrongful death. If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a construction accident, you have two years to recover damages. If you wait any longer, you forfeit your right to financial compensation. Act quickly after a construction accident so that you do not miss out on your chance to pursue compensation.
A construction accident lawyer with Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you recover damages. If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a construction accident, call (877) 239-4878 for a FREE case evaluation. Call in the Strong Arm to fight for you.