Because construction crews regularly engage in dangerous activities, they’re required to take steps to protect the general public from harm. If a construction crew allegedly engages in “unreasonable” site behavior, that behavior could result in your significant personal injury.
Recovering from a construction accident can be expensive. That said, you can mitigate the cost by working with a construction accident lawyer in West Valley City, UT. 1Law can help you file for the economic support you need.
Construction crews are as beholden to “duty of care” as any individual party. This duty declares that a construction crew must take reasonable action to warn other parties of danger. Similarly, the crew must protect themselves from harm.
If you want to pursue a construction accident case, you need to indicate that some negligence on the part of the crew contributed to your losses. To do this, you can refer to evidence at the scene of your accident, including:
Should you believe these or other forces played a role in your construction accident, you can bring your concerns to an attorney. We can work together to establish a relationship between your accident and a construction crew. In turn, we can file a complaint requesting the right to ask the crew to provide you with compensation for your losses.
Construction accident complaints cover more than one kind of workplace injury. You can bring your losses to the attention of a court after a:
In short, if you or a loved one suffered a personal injury as a result of a construction crew’s oversight, you can pursue legal action.
Naming a team liable for a construction accident loss can be challenging. Some construction teams, after all, operate under the employment of overarching businesses. In these cases, you can bring your complaint against the crew’s entire company.
However, many companies prefer to hire construction crews on a contract basis. In many cases, this means that the construction crew isn’t technically “employed” by the company. In turn, you can name the team liable for your losses. However, your opportunities for financial recovery may not be as all-encompassing as they would be otherwise.
If you’re struggling to pin down liability after a construction site accident, let a West Valley City construction accident lawyer step in. We can fact-check a site manager’s attempt to deny their employees’ legal protection. At the same, we can ensure that your complaint is as accurately addressed as possible.
Your construction accident complaint does more than establish liability in your personal injury case. You must also use this document to detail the extent of your accident-related losses and the compensation you’d like to receive. So long as you can tie your listed losses back to your accident, you may have the opportunity to fight for them.
You can bring forward both economic and non-economic construction accident losses in an applicable complaint. Medical bills, property repairs, and diminished pay stubs can all serve as evidence of the economic cost of your accident. In turn, our office can apply a multiplier to your economic losses to account for things like pain and suffering or emotional distress.
Your complaint needs to be as comprehensive as possible upon its initial submission. Even if you’ve begun to gather information relevant to your accident on your own, consider running it past an experienced attorney before you submit it.
The legal system needs to be as efficient as possible if it’s going to address the concerns of applicable injured parties. With that in mind, Utah and other states apply what is known as a statute of limitations to their civil and criminal cases. Utah Code § 78-12-25 gives you four years to pursue a personal injury case – including ones involving construction accidents.
Should you not bring your complaint forward within four years, you may be in trouble. Utah civil courts do not accept complaints filed outside of their statutes of limitation.
With that in mind, contact an attorney as soon as you can after your construction accident. Even if you’re still recovering from an injury, our construction accident lawyers in West Valley City can begin building your case.
Construction accident complaints can give you the means to pursue legal action against another party. So long as you file your construction accident complaint within Utah’s personal injury deadline, you can pursue either an in-court trial or independent negotiations.
You also have the right to change your method of approach. You can pursue negotiations prior to a trial’s conclusion and move negotiations to a trial, if applicable.
Construction accident personal injury negotiations allow you some additional control over your right to compensation. You can pursue talks on your own timeline, though you may have to sacrifice some of your damages. Trials, comparatively, tend to run for longer. However, you only have to prove your right to compensation to a judge, not the allegedly-liable party.
Overcoming the physical and financial stress of a construction accident doesn’t have to involve more sacrifices from you. When you collaborate with a construction accident attorney in West Valley City, you can pursue financial support based on the full extent of your losses.
1Law can provide you with individualized legal advice designed to make your approach to a construction accident complaint as straightforward as possible. If you want more information about the process of filing or working on your complaint, you can contact us over the phone or through our website. Our free legal chat is also available.