Medical malpractice occurs when a person sustains an injury due to the negligence or medical
Construction accidents happen when the property owner, property manager, or contractor fails to make sure that any ongoing construction and other maintenance work on their premises will not cause harm or injury to the general public. If you get hurt or injured at a construction site, then you become a victim of a construction accident and have the right to seek damages against all parties at fault.
If you were involved in a construction accident as a pedestrian or site visitor in California, you would be given the right to demand compensation after suffering accidents like slips and falls, explosions and fire, and injuries caused by falling debris. Aside from making the construction site hazard-free, there should be cones, cordons, or warning signs to direct the general public’s attention toward the ongoing construction work in the premises. If the owner of the property or contractor fails to provide reasonable safety measures on the premises and said negligence caused you any type of injury, then you are entitled to be compensated for your bodily injuries, pain, 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 Los Angeles construction accident lawyers who have decades of experience in representing victims of various 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 reward for damages, to our clients’ great appreciation.
What to Do in Case of Construction Accidents?
Construction site accidents happen more often than you think, and it’s usually due to the negligence of the following persons or entities failing to comply with mandatory diligence required by law in the performance of their business operations and the supervision of the construction and repair/maintenance of their properties:
- Construction company owners
- Property owners
- Property managers
Injuries that fall under the category of construction accidents can definitely cause serious bodily harm (which can lead to brain injuries or even wrongful death, in some cases) to unsuspecting victims. These are the following:
- trip and fall accident,
- product liability,
- explosion and fire and
- Other personal injuries like falling debris.
Due to the growing economy and the increase in population, the construction of houses, apartments, commercial establishments, and buildings are becoming more frequent, thus resulting in the rise of construction-related accidents. If you get injured due to a construction mishap, you have a right to obtain reparation and compensation against the owner or contractor 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 Construction Accident Claim
Most personal injury victims commit the mistake of attempting to claim their compensation personally against the party at fault. You should never do this as the other party will definitely be covered by insurance companies and/or defense lawyers who will do anything to protect their client’s interests. Also, you may not have the skills and experience in dealing with construction laws and torts laws, much less know the legal processes involved in seeking reparation.
Evidence Required to Prove Your Claim
As the complainant, you need to prove that the other party was negligent before asserting your right to be given the compensation you deserve. The basic requirements necessary to prove your claims include:
- 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 available)
- Obtaining contact details of potential witnesses
- Securing an incident report from the property owner or calling police authorities to investigate the scene of the accident
In construction accident cases and any other type of personal injury lawsuit, 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.
Get Help From Top Los Angeles Construction Accident Attorneys
Keep in mind that even if you are able to gather all the evidence you need to prove that you suffered an injury due to the negligence of the site owner or contractor, these will not be useful unless you hire an expert construction accident lawyer who can use this evidence and properly represent you in the negotiations or litigation of your case and help you get the maximum compensation you deserve.