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Construction Site Accident FAQ:
Injuries from a Houston, TX construction site are unfortunately all too common. They can range from moderate to life-threatening injuries and sometimes result in a fatality. What's most concerning is that many of these injuries could have been prevented. When this is true, it might warrant a claim or lawsuit based on the premises of negligence. Before you can receive compensation for a construction site accident injury, a construction accident lawyer in Houston, TX will need to determine several factors that include, but are not limited to:
These types of cases can be complex. Because of this, you should consider obtaining a construction accident lawyer to guide you through the legal process.
There are several parties that could be a defendant in a legal claim or lawsuit. Some of these include:
1. The owner/manager of the property or site: The liability of the owner will depend on the control he or she has over the site. If he or she is responsible for its management, or has an obligation to the safety of the workers, they could be liable. If the owner of the property has relinquished control to another party, that party could be liable and not the owner.
2. Contractors: A general contractor has a duty to create a safe environment for workers. They must also adhere to OSHA regulations. A failure to do either, or both, could be a direct violation of their responsibilities. It could also make them liable for an injury that occurred onsite.
A prime contractor, or contractor who has been assigned a certain job, could also be held responsible for an injury. This may be especially true when any of their hired subcontractors or workers experienced an injury while working on the job.
3. Equipment manufacturers: If a worker has been injured because of faulty machinery, the manufacturer of the equipment may be liable. On the other hand, if the machinery failed because it was improperly maintained, the company or party tasked with this duty could be liable.
4. Site planners: People who plan the construction project, such as engineers or architects, have a responsibility to ensure the site and building is safe. They must also ensure the building meets all legal regulations. If any building or safety codes have been broken and an injury results, these parties could be at fault for negligence.
5. Multiple parties: Quite often there are multiple liable parties in a construction accident case. An example of this might be a worker falling from a poorly constructed scaffold. He or she could seek compensation from the owner or site manager who failed to see the hazardous work condition. The contractor who used the scaffold might also be included in the claim or lawsuit.
Construction accidents are unfortunately very common and they are the types of incidents that require an immediate investigation by lawyers, as well as their own investigators. If you need help determining whether to file a claim after being injured in a construction accident, contact our experienced construction accident lawyers. We can show you what can be done about your case. Only your lawyer can tell you what to do, and you should follow their advice to the letter.
Evidence of negligence after a construction accident is not always prevalent, but this where the expertise of John K. Zaid & Associates comes into play. Any evidence that is collected can be used to file a claim against the construction company and seek redemption for the victim.
John K. Zaid & Associates will only file a lawsuit once they feel that there is enough evidence to proceed. Following your attorney’s advice in a matter of this nature is important in obtaining the optimal recovery.
Our attorneys are experienced and prepared to look into construction accidents. We will make sure that we give you all the information that you need. We will investigate as much as we need to find out the nature of your accident and will keep you advised on what we uncover. If it is necessary, we will go to court to obtain a recovery for you.
Construction accident cases take a great deal of attention and detail to ensure they are properly investigated. Because many of these cases involve large construction companies who have 24/7 access to lawyers, the sooner you get started on your case, the better. Call John K. Zaid & Associates for a free case evaluation now.