The construction crews working in Salt Lake City are responsible for maintaining roadways, creating new infrastructure, and improving the city’s appearance. Unfortunately, improper use of essential tools can cause serious construction accidents.
If you think that a construction crew bears the blame for your most recent accident, you can take that crew to civil court. Salt Lake City construction accident lawyers can help you win the support you need to finance your recovery. To learn more about your post-accident right to support, you can work with 1Law to schedule an initial case consultation.
You have a limited amount of time to act on the losses you endured in a construction accident. Utah Code Ann. § 78B-2-307 allows you to take four years to research and report on your losses. If you’re able to file your case within that timeline, a court can choose to move your case forward. Forget your deadline, and you lose your right to pursue compensation.
Four years is a generous amount of time, though, when compared to the statute of limitations applied to personal injury cases in other states. When you work with a construction accident attorney from Salt Lake City, you can make the most of this timeframe, even when faced with physical recovery. The sooner you submit a complaint, the sooner you may have the right to act.
When it comes time for you to react to a construction accident, you can work with our office to draft a legal complaint. Your legal complaint must include:
When you file your case, your complaint should name the company for whom a particular team works over any individuals. This applicability of liability only differs in cases involving independent contractors. Even then, the construction team may be miscategorized in its employers’ system. You can work with our team to establish specific liability.
Make sure, too, that you have the evidence you need on hand to back any requests you make for compensation. Physical evidence, bystander statements, and professionals’ opinions can all make it easier for you to defend your request for economic and non-economic damages, including:
Once you have the evidence you need and your complaint drafted, it’s time to submit it. Your attorney can bring your complaint to a county clerk within Utah’s statute of limitations. From there, it’s up to the court to consider your request for a case.
After you draft your construction accident complaint, what should you expect from your attorney? It’s our job to manage your communications with a court until a clerk makes a decision regarding your case. We can update you as information comes in regarding your decision. At the same time, we can continue to gather evidence to support your claim.
If a court moves your case forward, we can help you issue a summons to the party allegedly liable for your losses. We can stand between you and any legal team that attempts to intimidate you or offer you an insufficient settlement. In turn, we can prepare you for negotiations or a trial, depending on which you’d prefer to pursue.
Should you need representation in a traditional trial, you can count on our team to secure witness testimony and present a comprehensive analysis of the evidence we have on hand. We also cross-examine the parties that the defense brings forward.
More so, though, a Salt Lake City, UT, construction accident lawyer keeps lines of communication open with the defense. If the opportunity arises to secure a comprehensive settlement without the fuss, we can tell you about your options.
The estimate you establish of your case’s possible compensation has uses beyond its place in your initial complaint. When you have a working estimate of how much your case may be worth, you can more effectively negotiate for the settlement that you deserve.
Most civil cases end in negotiations. Negotiations tend to resolve more quickly than civil trials and allow you to discuss your losses directly with the allegedly liable party. You don’t have to go through the negotiation process alone, though. Instead, our attorneys can represent you and direct conversations back to your originally estimated compensation if talks goes off-course.
You should expect to reject the first few settlement offers that a liable party makes. These offers often underestimate the support that you deserve. If you feel apprehensive, though, you can discuss why we may recommend rejecting a certain offer with our attorneys. We will always strive to make you an essential part of the negotiating process.
There is a chance that your construction accident might go to trial. This is no reason to stress. You have plenty of opportunities to discuss a settlement even as your case is developing. All the while, you can count on your Salt Lake City, UT, construction accident attorney to prepare you for the trial process.
This process begins with discovery. In construction accident cases, you can discuss the extent of your losses while also elaborating on your relationship with the construction team in question. Our team can help you determine how best to describe your relationship. At the same time, we can gather information relevant to your case from the defendants and their representative.
From discovery, we move to opening statements. Our attorneys can frame your case with our statements and give both the judge and jury some perspective on your losses. Afterward, we can call on witnesses for examination and stand with you throughout the cross-examination. Finally, we can deliver our closing statements and wait for the jury’s verdict.
The construction crews in Salt Lake City have the opportunity to work with an array of complex machinery. These teams need to use their gear with care if they’re going to keep everyday people safe, though. A construction crew that fails to uphold its licensure, indicate dangerous environments, or otherwise obey the law can be held liable for any accidents it causes.
Construction crew injuries can leave you with significant financial and physical losses. You don’t have to contest these losses alone, though. Call on construction accident attorneys in Salt Lake City, and you can discuss your roads to financial support. You can contact 1Law over the phone or through our online chat to schedule your first case consultation.