Sacramento Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction accidents often result in serious and even fatal injuries because of the high levels of risk associated with the occupation. Most accidents are related to issues regarding safety standards for wiring, scaffolding, harness and fall protection, ladders, guarding machinery, and hazardous energy. In the event your or somebody you love was injured on a construction site in Northern California, learn your legal options by speaking with a knowledgeable Sacramento construction accident lawyer.
Why Hire Our Firm for Your Construction Accident Claim?
Construction accident claims can include various aspects of the law, from workers’ compensation to premises liability. To ensure your best chances of success, you need legal representation that can evaluate your case, advise you on your best course of legal action, and develop a case strategy that meets your goals. At Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP, our Sacramento construction accident attorneys:
- Have a 99 percent success rate for our cases including settlement, mediation, and trial
- Work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay for our services when we achieve a successful result for you claim
- Have the willingness, resources, and ability to take on insurance companies and big corporations for our clients
Our firm works with expert witnesses and other professionals to present significant evidence on behalf of our clients. Highlighting the negligence involved in a case could require testimony that outlines professional standards and preventative measures that could have been taken. Our lawyers always provide clear evidence of the severity of our clients’ injuries and our firm has the resources necessary to ensure that our cases are as strong as possible.
With the legal complexities of construction accident cases, you deserve the help of a law firm with over 25 years of experience in personal injury law. Schedule your initial free consultation by calling (916) 774-7200.
How an Attorney Can Help After a Construction Accident
While it’s possible to represent your own claim, the stress of your damages can make it difficult to successfully represent your case while recovering. With California’s strict statute of limitations laws, you don’t want to miss the deadline to file your claim. A Sacramento injury lawyer can assist with all aspects of filing and presenting your claim, allowing you to focus on getting other aspects of your life on track.
Additionally, construction accidents have the potential to be incredibly complex, with multiple liable parties. Incorrectly determining fault or underestimating the value of your damages can damage your chances of getting your rightful compensation. You may also be able to file for more than workers’ compensation, as a claim through your workplace may not be enough to cover your injuries.
The attorneys of Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP understand the complexities of construction accident claims, and we know how to develop a legal strategy that meets the unique needs of your case.
Most Common Construction Accidents
With the numerous hazards present at construction accidents, several types of accidents can occur. The top types of accidents that lead to wrongful death are:
- Slip and falls
- Falling objects
- Becoming caught or pinned by machinery or materials
- Ladder or scaffold injury
Construction sites also pose the risk for injury by stepladders, collapsing trenches, power tools, welding, and construction vehicles. No matter what type of injury you’ve suffered, our firm has the resources to investigate and collect evidence for your case. Our Sacramento construction accident lawyers also can enlist the help of expert witnesses and other professionals to make your case as strong as possible.
Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP offers free consultations at our Sacramento and Roseville office locations, as well as out-of-office appointments for clients with mobility issues anywhere in Northern California.
Third-Party Claims vs. Workers’ Compensation
Construction workers routinely work in an environment filled with risks and someone’s negligent behavior can lead to another’s injury. For many, a workers’ compensation claim will be the best way to recover compensation for their injuries, as they were on the job during their accidents.
However, workers’ compensation is not the only available legal course of action. Several types of third-party claims can also come into play during a construction accident claim:
- Product liability. Defective products, such as tools and construction materials, can cause many accidents. When the defect is the cause of the accident, the manufacturer is the liable party.
- Premises liability. Employers have a duty of care to provide safe working conditions for their employees. If an accident occurs because of unsafe premises, the property owner may be liable.
- Other negligence claims. In accidents that occur because of someone’s negligent behavior, that person can be liable for the damages. For example, if a construction worker suffered an injury because a truck driver wasn’t paying attention while backing up, the driver could be liable for the resulting damages.
Understanding which type of claim your construction accident falls under will help you correctly determine fault, allowing you to recover compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Local Construction Accident Attorney in Sacramento
Workers’ compensation does not offer much money to workers after an accident, which is why it is important to work with a lawyer with experience handling complex construction accident injury cases. The attorneys at Rosenthal & Kreeger, LLP know the varying levels of responsibility on a construction site and understand how to navigate the levels of liability involved in these situations.
Let us put our resources to work for you so we can build a strong case and set you up for success. Call a skilled Sacramento construction accident attorney at (916) 774-7200 today to discuss your options. You may also message us online.