Trial Attorney – Representing Construction Injury Victims in McAllen, TX
McAllen Construction Injury Lawyer – With Over 10 Years of Experience
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Construction sites are extremely dangerous environments, and every year, hundreds of construction workers are injured or even killed on the job. A portion of construction accidents may even involve non-construction workers, such as architects, inspectors or even members of the public.
To make matters worse, construction injuries tend to be severe in many cases. Fingers and even entire limbs can be amputated by power tools, vehicles, broken glass and large objects. Water, oil and uneven surfaces can result in slip and fall injuries. Workers may fall from a height due to faulty scaffolding or improperly utilized safety harnesses. Tools and other items may fall from a height, causing injury to someone below. Welders can suffer burns or eye injuries. Building materials and large vehicles can result in crushing injuries and impacts. Construction workers can also be exposed to dangerous chemicals and carcinogens, like carbon monoxide or asbestos, resulting in illness and even aggressive, deadly forms of cancer like mesothelioma.
In short, there is no shortage of dangers in a construction site environment. For an employee who works in an office, a bad day at work can mean a paper cut, whereas a bad day at work for a construction worker can mean broken bones, amputations, severe lacerations, burns, head, neck or back injuries and falls. But if you do suffer a construction injury, lawyers with Brasure Law Firm, PLLC are here to help.
Serving McAllen, TX and the surrounding region, our firm was founded over a decade ago by lawyer Christopher R. Brasure. Regarded as one of the top law firms in Texas, Attorney Brasure and his legal team are committed to helping victims who need help with personal injury cases, construction injuries, work injuries, premises liability claims and wrongful death lawsuits.
If you or a loved one have suffered a construction injury, lawyers can help you recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. Maximize your chances of seeing a positive conclusion to your case. Call the construction accident lawyers at Brasure Law Firm, PLLC. Schedule a free consultation by calling (956) 686-7074.
Common Questions Following a Construction Accident in McAllen, TX and Beyond
The attorneys of Brasure Law Firm, PLLC routinely field questions from clients who have been injured on a construction site. There are some different options depending upon the precise circumstances surrounding your injury. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions that we address with injured workers and their loved ones.
Construction Accident Lawsuit FAQs – How Do I Know if I Can File a Lawsuit in Texas?
If you’re injured in a construction accident or in another mishap on a construction site in the course of your job, then you may have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim. It is standard for construction companies to have workers’ compensation insurance.
Workers’ compensation claims do not take fault or negligence into account as would occur with a lawsuit. Your lawyer can help you to expedite the process of filing a claim and seeking compensation for your medical costs, rehabilitation costs and a portion of your lost wages. In cases of a fatality, the victim’s surviving family members may receive workers’ comp benefits.
Notably, though, if you accept workers’ compensation benefits, you are prohibited from filing a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. But, you can still file a lawsuit against any other party whose negligence directly contributed to your injury. In some cases, the property owner may be liable for your injuries. Each case is unique so it’s important to consult a lawyer on your case.
For cases where an individual is not injured in the course of their work – such as the case of a pedestrian who is injured walking past or through a construction area – you are free to file a lawsuit to recoup compensation for pain, suffering, lost wages, disability and disfigurement, medical expenses and hospital bills or any other losses that directly result from the injury and accident.
Lawsuit FAQs – What Do I Need to Prove to Get a Construction Accident Settlement?
If you are injured in a construction accident, lawyers will be tasked with establishing a few key facts in the case:
- you must prove that the defendant had a duty to keep you safe and avoid injury;
- you must prove that the defendant failed to fulfill that duty and acted in a negligent or careless manner;
- you must prove that you suffered injuries or illness as a direct result of that negligence; and
- you must prove that your injuries or illness resulted in losses, ranging from medical bills, to pain and suffering, lost wages due to an inability to work and beyond.
These are the key elements in any personal injury lawsuit for a construction accident.
Personal Injury Accidents – How Much Can I Get for a Construction Injury Settlement?
The amount of money you may receive in a construction accident settlement or jury verdict varies depending upon factors such as:
- the extent of your injuries;
- the cost and complexity of healing or treating those injuries;
- the long term impact of your injuries;
- your ability to work following your accident; and
- whether your case involved extreme negligence on the part of the defendant.
In cases that involve serious negligence or malice, you may be eligible to receive punitive damages which are intended to punish the responsible party (rather than to compensate you for a specific loss.)
Lawsuit FAQs – How Long Do I Have to File a Construction Injury Lawsuit in Texas?
If you are injured in a construction accident, lawyers recommend taking immediate action because the law does limit the time for filing a legal claim. You have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit or premises liability lawsuit in Texas.
What’s more, vital evidence can disappear over time and key witnesses may be difficult or impossible to locate as more time passes, so by acting quickly, you’ll maximize your chances of a positive case resolution.
There are also limitations in terms of the timeframe for filing a workers’ comp claim.
Some cases can be resolved in a matter of weeks or months, while other cases take a year or longer to resolve.
Hire a Lawyer With Brasure Law Firm, PLLC to Seek Compensation in a Construction Injury Lawsuit
Lawyers at Brasure Law Firm, PLLC, will launch a strategic, aggressive case on your behalf, working to help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve for your losses. From advising you on workers’ compensation claims, to negotiating out of court settlements, to filling lawsuits for construction accidents, personal injury cases, and wrongful death, we’re ready to assist no matter what direction your case takes.
It’s vital that you take action immediately following a construction accident in McAllen, Texas or the surrounding region because state law limits the timeframe for filing a lawsuit. There are also narrow timeframes for filing a workers’ compensation claim if you’re injured on the job.
Construction injuries can be life-altering. Get the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, medical bills and lost wages, both past and future. Contact the elite legal team at Brasure Law Firm, PLLC for help with your case. We accept many different case types, including construction accidents, work injuries, car and truck accidents, spinal cord and brain injuries, motorcycle crashes, wrongful death cases, burns, amputation, scarring, disfigurement, slip and falls, medical malpractice and hypoxia or near drowning.
Contact our McAllen, TX lawyers to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Just call us at (956) 686-7074.