A West Texas construction accident lawyer at the Hanna Law Firm is waiting for your call. If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job, you need a top-notch construction accident attorney to make sure your rights are protected.
If you work in construction, you put your life on the line every single day to help West Texas grow. You are at risk of truck crashes, accidents with heavy equipment, falls from high places, building and scaffolding collapses, fires and many other dangers. Construction firms, site owners, contractors, and other companies operating on construction sites have a duty to follow safety rules. This may not prevent every accident, but it goes a long way in helping to keep workers safe.
Sadly, too many companies care more about making money than protecting their employees. When they do cut corners, it can lead to injury or even death. If you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, you need an attorney experienced with these types of cases to research your claim and hold any negligent parties responsible. The construction accident lawyers at the Hanna Law Firm have been fighting — and winning — for construction accident victims for decades. Call us at (432) 580-4878 to schedule a free consultation.
Damages is a legal term that refers to the money you may be paid to compensate you for your injuries and other losses. When you’ve been hurt in a construction site accident, there is a good chance you will have to stop working for a period of time. If your injuries are serious enough, you may never be able to return to work. Yet you still have to pay your regular household bills, support your family, and pay the medical bills from your injuries. Damages are designed to ease the financial burden you are facing as a direct result of your accident. Your West Texas construction accident lawyer will fight to win you compensation for all your losses, including:
There is a separate category of damages, called punitive damages, that are awarded only in cases of extreme negligence. They are meant to punish the careless party. We will look into your case and seek punitive damages if appropriate.
Every construction accident is different. In order to figure out a dollar value of your claim, we will have to add up the total value of your economic losses and non-economic losses. How much money you receive will depend on many factors. These include what your salary was before the accident, how long you will be out of work, the seriousness of your injuries, and more. Call a West Texas construction accident lawyer at the Hanna Law Firm to talk about your case.
Construction accident claims are based on the concept of negligence. In order to have a claim, we must prove a few things.
You may wonder what this means when applied to construction accidents. Who may be liable for your injuries, and how do they fail in their duty to exercise reasonable care?
Construction sites are not typical workplaces. There may be many different companies working side by side. These include building site owners, construction firms, contractors and subcontractors, and others. One or more of these parties may be responsible for your injuries. This is just one reason it is so important to have a dedicated West Texas construction accident lawyer working for you. We will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident and track down every negligent party.
It is not uncommon for construction companies to drop the ball when it comes to worker safety. Here are just a few ways that they fail in their duty to exercise reasonable care in protecting employees.
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, it is a good idea to hire a lawyer. You should do so immediately after the accident. We will make sure your rights are protected every step of the way.
Construction accident cases in the state of Texas have a statute of limitations of two years. This means you have two years from the date of the accident to file your claim. But don’t wait until the last minute to contact a lawyer. We need time to investigate and build the strongest possible case.
If your close relative died in a construction accident, the lawyers at the Hanna Law Firm can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit. As with personal injury construction accident claims, we must be able to prove that the accident was due to negligence in order for you to receive damages. Not every relative can file a wrongful death lawsuit. You must be a spouse, child, or parent of the victim. Siblings are not eligible. Wrongful death suits carry a two-year statute of limitations. Here are some of the damages we will seek on your behalf:
When a family loses a loved one suddenly, survivors are not only emotionally gutted, they may find themselves without a needed income and facing an uncertain financial future. A wrongful death lawsuit will not bring a loved one back or ease the pain of grief. What it will do is help the family financially as they begin to heal.
After your construction accident, it’s important to follow certain steps or you risk hurting your claim.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a construction accident, our construction accident lawyers in West Texas are here to help. We understand the trauma you are going through at this time and offer compassionate and effective representation. Call us at (432) 580-4878 to schedule an appointment at the West Texas location that’s most convenient for you: Abilene, Odessa, Sweetwater, or Midland. Your first consultation will be free.