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Construction can be a rewarding industry to work in, in terms of both the income and the quality of the work. But when an unexpected construction accident results in a serious injury, the ugly side of construction work emerges.
Red tape blocks your way to getting the workers’ compensation benefits and recovery for medical expenses that you deserve. When this happens, you need a Dallas construction accident lawyer to fight for the benefits you are owed.
Just because you have been injured in a construction accident doesn’t mean you will immediately receive compensation for that injury. You need to prove your personal injury claim to get benefits and recovery. The construction accident attorneys at Crain Brogdon, LLP, can help.
Both federal laws and Texas laws regarding construction accidents are incredibly complex. If you don’t know what you are doing, it is easy to make a mistake that could limit your compensation or delay the process of getting compensation.
This is particularly problematic if you have been injured, since personal injury cases have a two-year statute of limitations in Texas.
A Dallas construction accident lawyer is familiar with all federal and state laws that apply to your incident. Your lawyer has the legal knowledge to provide experienced advice that will speed up the process and prevent you from making mistakes. An experienced lawyer can also introduce you to legal options that you aren’t aware are available for you.
Once you hire a construction accident attorney, your lawyer will:
While you can do most of these without the aid of a lawyer, an experienced attorney has the tools to make the process faster, less stressful, and more likely to get positive results.
With Crain Brogdon, LLP, you don’t need to make an uninformed decision about whether to hire construction accident lawyers in Dallas. We offer free consultations so that you will be well informed before making any decisions about your potential construction site injury lawsuit.
Spending months, or even years, jumping through legal loopholes probably sounds daunting. And you don’t even know how much money you will get in recovery. While we can’t make any promises about the results of your case, we can assuage your concerns about the potential recovery in a construction accident case.
When you are a victim of a construction accident, you are eligible for numerous types of compensation. If your injury prevents you from working, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These will replace a portion of the salary you would have earned if your injury hadn’t sidelined you. However, since this is only a portion of your salary, this often isn’t enough money to fully support you as you recover. You can also receive compensation for the full amount of any medical bills you receive due to your injury.
Insurance companies are infamous for trying to deny or underpay claims. Our legal team fights to ensure that your claim covers 100% of your medical costs.
Compensatory damages also can pay for non-medical economic damages. Have you incurred additional costs, or are you facing a lifetime of pain? We will negotiate compensation with the insurance companies to pay these costs. If they refuse, we will take them to court. Again, this recovery is designed to cover current or future expenses and losses, and it can be quite large. Decades of lost income result in hundreds of thousands of dollars for most construction workers.
The other major potential recovery from a construction site injury lawsuit is punitive damages when another party is liable for your injury. If your employer created unsafe conditions, either directly or indirectly, you could receive punitive damages. Your losses or expenses do not limit these damages. They are simply determined based on how reckless or malicious the responsible party’s actions were.
Every case is different, but we have a record of getting fair settlements for our construction accident clients. Our largest net settlement was just over $2 million.
At Crain Brogdon, LLP, we treat our clients like the dear friends we hope they’ll be when their case is complete. We provide our cell phone numbers to every client so that they can contact us freely. It doesn’t matter whether they want to discuss their case or just want to have a friendly conversation. We are always eager to speak with our clients.
We are also teachers. When lawyers around the country want to learn how to practice personal injury and construction accident law, they come to us for training. You can’t do better than choosing the construction accident attorneys who teach other attorneys how to improve in their field.
When you are injured in a construction accident, you need more than talented lawyers. You need friends that will help you move on with your life. That is another benefit we offer at Crain Brogdon, LLP.
We have access to many non-legal resources you may need after a construction accident. Our lawyers will direct you to:
Recovering from a construction accident requires more than just a legal team to get you money. It requires doctors, counselors, friends, family, and more.
We don’t leave our clients on their own after fighting for their compensation. We use our decades of experience and familiarity with these accidents to help you get back on your feet as gently as possible. And experience is something you get in spades with the Dallas construction accident lawyers of Crain Brogdon, LLP. Our legal team has over 125 years of combined experience practicing law, all of which are at your disposal.
In addition to practicing law in Texas, our team has experience in multiple other states and has even practiced international law. We are ready to take on any case and relish the most challenging ones.
We take pride in the fact that the name Crain Brogdon, LLP is synonymous with Dallas construction accident lawyers. If you have been injured in a construction accident, call us today at 214-522-9404 for your free consultation.
Nobody wants to be in the dark when dealing with the legal process. Here are the answers to the most common questions we receive.
There are a variety of situations where you may still be able to work but are still eligible for workers’ compensation. For example, if you have suffered an injury that limits your work hours in a week, you can receive workers’ compensation for the lost hours.
Our legal team will evaluate your injuries and capabilities and help you get the workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve.
Calculating the value of your claim is a multi-step process. First, we determine which party is at fault. Next, we add up the value of your lost wages, expenses, and non-economic damages. The latter are things like pain and suffering, which you should be compensated for, even if they don’t directly impact your wallet.
For anything without a specific cost, we calculate the value based on the awards given in past cases that are similar to yours.
That entirely depends on how cooperative the insurance companies are. If they agree to a fair offer, we can usually avoid going to court. If they do not, we will recommend a trial.
You are not required to go to trial if you don’t want to. Even if we advise rejecting the offer and going to court, you can choose to accept it. We will just ensure that you are as informed as possible when making any decision.
The financially responsible party (usually the insurance company) offers a settlement offer to pay you a specified amount of money for your accident. This offer is usually a lump sum covering medical expenses, loss of income, and non-economic damages. If there are unanswered questions about ongoing suffering, the offer may include conditional payments depending on future circumstances.
A settlement offer may also include non-monetary stipulations. For example, it is common for settlement offers to include a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). All of these stipulations plus the financial payments are final. You surrender your right to file a lawsuit against the party by accepting a settlement offer, except in very exceptional circumstances.
If you are entitled to a workers’ compensation claim and you are fired as a result of filing one, that is retaliation. This is both a federal crime and a violation of your civil rights. We will pursue additional punitive awards against your employer as part of your construction site injury lawsuit if this happens.
One of the first questions we get from every client is how much our services cost. While we can’t give a definitive answer until we know the details of your case, we can put your mind at ease.
First, you pay nothing for your initial consultation. Tell us about your case and receive free advice before you make any decisions. We will also determine the likelihood of success for your case during that consultation and use that to set our fees.
If we believe your case will succeed, our fees will be set as a percentage of your recovery. If you don’t get paid, neither do we.
Never get involved in the legal process without a clear understanding of your rights. If you have any questions, ask the construction accident lawyers in Dallas at Crain Brogdon, LLP.
Construction work is extremely varied. One day you may be hammering down a roof, and the next day you may be working as a mason. The types of injuries at a construction site are as varied as the types of work you might be asked to do.
At Crain Brogdon, LLP, we have seen many construction-related injuries, including:
Many of these injuries are avoidable if your workplace takes proper safety precautions. But when those precautions are not followed, and you suffer for it, you have a legitimate claim for damages. A construction accident attorney at Crain Brogdon, LLP will work with you to get recovery for all of the damages you are owed.
Just as there are different types of injuries you can suffer in a construction accident, there are also different claims you can make. Often you will be eligible for multiple types of claims after a construction accident. Your construction accident attorney will determine which claims you qualify for.
When you make a workers’ compensation claim, you petition the government for financial assistance due to lost wages resulting from a construction accident.
You need to have a qualifying injury and have proof of lost wages. This compensation is reasonably limited, but it can provide a steady income while you recuperate and wait for more substantial reimbursement from insurance companies.
If you have suffered an injury at a construction site due to actions or inaction of a third party, you can file a personal injury lawsuit. In nearly all cases, these lawsuits will be paid for by insurance companies.
To succeed in a personal injury lawsuit, you must prove that the other party has liability. If liability is clear, insurance companies will usually settle quickly. Very few cases result in trials.
These lawsuits are similar to personal injury lawsuits, except the liable party is the company that manufactured, distributed, or sold a defective product. In this type of case, your injury was primarily due to that defect and not due to negligence on the part of your employer.
You can make a wrongful death claim when a loved one dies due to a construction accident that was the fault of another party.
These are always the most difficult cases because you are grieving while dealing with legal matters. At Crain Brogdon, LLP, we are compassionate to all clients who bring wrongful death claims on behalf of a loved one.
The moments after a construction accident can be quite chaotic and confusing. It can be difficult to remember what to do — especially if you are in pain. Even if you have workplace policies about responding, they can be easy to forget.
For the safety of yourself and your coworkers, you should:
Once the health of everyone in the accident has been addressed, you should speak with a lawyer at the earliest possible moment. Your lawyer will advise you on what you should and shouldn’t say and who you should be speaking with.
If you say or do the wrong thing after an accident, you can harm your chances of getting appropriate compensation for your injuries. Avoid these potentially ruinous consequences by getting legal advice from a Dallas personal injury lawyer.
Construction accidents often have lifelong consequences. Even minor injuries can potentially forever limit your ability to work. And major injuries may take decades to recover from. Knowledgeable construction accident attorneys have the tools you need to recover from any construction accident.
If you want a team of Dallas construction accident lawyers that will treat you like a friend and work for you like you are family, contact Crain Brogdon, LLP at 214-522-9404 for a free consultation today.
Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]