If you were injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, through a personal injury claim, you can collect both economic and non-economic damages.
The amount of compensation you can recover varies depending on the extent of your injuries, the impact they’ve had (and will continue to have) on your life, and other related factors.
A construction accident lawyer from our firm can calculate the cost of your losses.
You Could Recover Economic Damages
If you were injured or lost a loved one due to a construction accident, you can recover damages through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. You may be entitled to collect economic damages, which are losses that have pre-determined cash values.
Some examples include:
Medical bills include the costs necessary to treat your injuries. Examples include:
- Doctors’ visits
- Surgical procedures
- Emergency transportation
- In-home healthcare
You may need prolonged medical care to recover from your condition or live independently. Compensation could cover:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Wheelchairs and crutches
Lost Wages and Loss of Future Earning Capacity
You can recover the cost of the wages you lost during your recovery period. Additionally, if your injuries will prevent you from making money in the future, you can recover those losses as well.
Various Out-of-Pocket Expenses
This category can include the day-to-day costs related to your impairment. These specific examples will rest on the details of your case but can include things like:
- Modifications to your family home or vehicle
- Childcare expenses
- In-home assistance
Wrongful Death-Related Losses
If you lost a loved one in a construction accident, coverage can include things like funeral costs and end-of-life healthcare expenses.
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You May Be Entitled to Non-Economic Damages
You could also recover the cost of non-economic damages, which account for the impact of the accident on your life. These losses do not have inherent cash values. However, with the help of our legal team, we can assign financial values to them.
Pain and Suffering
This expense accounts for your physical and emotional anguish. Your injuries will play a large part in calculating this loss.
Scarring and Disfigurement
If your injuries will permanently change your physical appearance, you could recoup damages for this hardship.
If your injuries will impede your day-to-day function, we can recoup compensation for this loss. You could qualify for this expense if you were paralyzed, lost a limb, or struggle with a life-long impairment.
Wrongful Death-Related Expenses
If your loved one passed away in a construction accident, you have the right to seek compensation for the emotional hardships related to their passing. Some examples include:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of household benefits
We Can Determine Who Should Pay for Your Losses
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that construction accidents are on the rise. It is one of the most dangerous workforces.
If you or a loved one was hurt on a construction site, one or more of the following parties could be responsible for your losses:
Your employer could have been negligent in instances where their negligence contributed to or directly caused your losses. Examples of employer negligence can include things like poor training, unsafe working conditions, and violations of safe workplace practices.
You usually cannot sue your employer in Texas. However, this does not preclude them from liability if their intentional wrongdoing or gross negligence harmed you.
A Product Manufacturer
You may have been harmed by a defective piece of machinery. We can help you hold the machine’s manufacturer responsible through a product liability claim.
If you were hurt due to the negligence of another employee, you could hold them personally accountable for your losses.
Depending on the details of your accident and injuries, you could have as little as two years to file your lawsuit, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. By failing to file your case on time, you risk paying for your losses out of pocket.
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The Strong Arm Can Fight for You
Loncar Lyon Jenkins has been fighting for people’s rights since 1988. During that time, we have recovered millions for our clients and their families. Now that you understand what damages you can collect in a construction accident, allow us to handle your case.
We can help you by:
- Negotiating a settlement
- Determining the value of your losses
- Handling all necessary communications
- Explaining your legal rights
- Collecting evidence to prove negligence
- Filing your case’s paperwork on time
- Determining your coverage options
- Proving fault and negligence
You deserve to secure compensation that accurately reflects your losses. Our team will act as your advocate and fight for every dollar you deserve.
Call (800) 777-7777 for a free case review today. You can ask us anything you want about the financial recovery process.