Construction Accident Lawyer In Los Angeles
Construction accidents happen due to the negligence of the property owner, property manager or contractor in failing to make sure that construction and other repair and maintenance works in their premises do not cause harm or injury to the general public. If you get hurt or injured due to any type of personal injury accident at a construction site, then you are a victim of construction accident and in this instance, you have a right to seek damages against the party at fault.
In California, as a pedestrian or visitor in places where construction or repair works are being performed, you have the right to be protected from accidents like slip and fall, trip and fall, explosion and fire and even personal injuries caused by falling debris. Aside from making the construction site hazard free, there must be cones, cordons or warning signs calling the attention of the general public on the ongoing repair and maintenance or construction work in the premises. If the owner of the property or contractor fails to provide reasonable safety measures in the premises and said negligence caused you injuries, then you are entitled to be compensated for your bodily injuries, pain and suffering and other losses.
To make sure that you are not denied your rightful claim, you should seek legal help from Mesriani Law Group’s top construction accident lawyers in Los Angeles who have decades of experience in representing victims of serious injuries. With our wealth of experience and our reputation for being thorough and aggressive in providing personal injury legal service, we have already obtained hundreds of millions in award of damages, to our clients’ great appreciation.
What To Do in Case of Construction Accidents?
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Construction accidents happen more often than you think. This type of personal injury can definitely cause serious bodily harm to unsuspecting victims. This usually happens due to the negligence of the following persons/entities:
- • Construction company owners
- • Contractors
- • Property owners
- • Property managers
Who fail to comply with the mandated diligence by law in the performance of their business operations and the supervision of the construction and repair or maintenance of their properties?
- • trip and fall accident,
- • product liability,
- • explosion and fire and
- • Other personal injuries like falling debris.
Due to the growing economy and increase in population, construction of houses, apartments, commercial establishments and buildings are becoming more frequent, which also result in increase in the number of construction accidents. If you are injured due to a construction mishap, you have a right against the construction owner or contractor to obtain reparation and compensation for the following damages and losses:
- • property damage,
- • bodily injuries,
- • pain and suffering and other losses
- • Punitive damages.
What Not To Do In Pursuing Your Claim?
Most personal injury victims commit the mistake of claiming their compensation personally against the party at fault. You should never do this as the other party will definitely be covered by insurance adjusters and/or defense lawyers who will do anything to protect their client’s interests. Also, you don’t have the skills and experience in dealing with construction laws and torts laws, much less know the legal processes involved in seeking reparation for your damages.
Evidence Required to Prove Your Claim
As the complainant, you have the burden to show that the other party was negligent and you have the right to be given the compensation you deserve. The basic proof required includes:
Taking pictures of the scene of the accident;
Taking pictures of your injuries if possible;
Securing insurance information and contact details of the other party;
Requesting copies of CCTV footage of the accident if one is available;
Obtaining contact details of possible witnesses; and
Securing incident report from the property owner or calling police authorities to investigate the scene of the accident.
It is always a good idea to make sure that you obtain every bit of evidence you can get your hands on to prove the other party’s fault. However, all these will not be useful unless you hire expert personal injury lawyers who can use these evidence and represent you in the negotiations or litigation of your case to get the maximum compensation you deserve.