Construction Accident Injury Lawyer
Our offices are in the Dallas area. Our Dallas construction accident lawyer has over 23 years of experience dealing with injury claims, and injury lawsuits. Despite numerous standards put in place to improve construction site safety, the construction industry is still one of the most dangerous. In 2018, there were 488 fatal occupational injuries in Texas. In 2018, a total of 5,250 U.S. workers died as a result of fatal occupational injuries across the country. In Texas, one worker died on the job every 16 hours between 2016 and 2017.
If you were hurt by an accident or incident at a construction site or construction zone, while on the job, or while walking through, or driving through a construction site . . . and your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a claim against those who negligently caused you to be hurt. If you were injured and need a personal injury lawyer in Dallas, call the Law Office of Doug Goyen at (972) 599 4100.
Construction sites are among the most hazardous workplaces. Accidents are all too common due to the hazardous working conditions. Accidents can result in serious injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, or even death. Construction accidents may involve OSHA investigations and multiple parties in some cases. In the event of an accident, make sure you fully consider the scope of your legal options and consult with a construction accident lawyer.
A responsible third-party who is not your direct employer may be involved in your accident. An investigation is required before you can pursue any claim that can fully compensate you for your injuries and lost wages. You require the services of an experienced law firm to investigate and pursue the details of your accident.
We invite you to contact a construction accident attorney in our office for a free consultation to help you understand your rights and options.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen has represented individuals and families in cases involving serious injuries or fatalities while working in the construction industry. We offer a free consultation to help you understand the details of your accident before taking legal action.
To alleviate the financial burden caused by medical bills and lost wages, all of our Dallas construction accident cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only charge a fee if we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.
When you work with us, your Dallas personal injury attorney will be available to you to help you see your case through to a successful conclusion. Contact us today for a free case review.
In the event of a construction-related accident, seek the advice of a lawyer who is familiar with both Texas state and federal laws to go over your options.
It is critical that you are aware of your rights under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. These benefits are available regardless of fault and cover medical treatment as well as partial income replacement to compensate for lost wages. If an accident was caused by the negligence of your employer or a coworker, you may be able to recover benefits for your injuries.
However, providing workers’ compensation benefits shields employers from liability in a personal injury lawsuit. As a result, workers who are covered by workers’ compensation may be unable to sue their employer for injuries sustained on the job.
However, if a third party is to blame for construction-related injuries, the worker may sue the third party for compensation. These are personal injury lawsuits, and they are common in construction accident cases due to the large number of parties involved in construction projects. We will examine the facts and advise you on the best course of action.
Third parties who could be held liable for your injuries and damages include:
- General contractors
- Product manufacturers
- Equipment manufacturers
- Property owners or owners of the construction site
- Construction companies
All of these third parties may be held accountable for maintaining a safe and standard-compliant construction site. In the event of a construction-related accident, we will investigate all of these and any other involved parties to see if a third party is liable for your damages. For over 23 years, our personal injury attorneys have won cases for Texas families.
If someone else was at fault for the accident, you must prove that the third party owed you a duty of care, breached that duty by acting negligently, and that you suffered injuries and damages as a result of the breach.
Our construction accident lawyers have successfully represented subcontractors, general contractors, equipment manufacturers, and property owners in court. Our Dallas construction accident lawyer team is well-versed in the investigative process and will unearth the facts to ensure that all liable parties are held accountable, while also providing you with expert legal advice along the way.
Speak with a top Dallas construction accident lawyer at our firm today and let us begin working on your case.
At the Law Office of Doug Goyen, we have represented construction workers who have suffered from:
- Bone fractures and crush injuries
- Joint dislocations and ligament tears
- Soft tissue injuries
- Amputations or loss a body part
- Neck injuries and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Eye injuries
- Burn injuries
- And other injuries
If you are suffering from one or more of these injuries, do not be afraid to seek legal counsel. Our construction accident attorneys understand how upsetting it can be to be injured at work. You could be out of work for days, weeks, or months depending on the type and severity of your injury. If you are dealing with a potential disability, you may never be able to return to your previous job. While you are out of work, you must figure out how to make ends meet while also dealing with medical bills.
Call the Law Office of Doug Goyen today to discuss your rights to seek compensation due to a third-party claim.
Specific projects may pose unique risks; however, certain types of accidents occur far too frequently in the construction industry, including:
- Injuries caused by falling debris or objects, whether equipment or construction materials
- Being hit by a vehicle, either from a vehicle involved in the work or while driving near the work
- Workers becoming entangled in objects and/or heavy machinery or materials
- Ladder, scaffolding, window, or roof falls
- Accidents caused by slipping and falling
- Shocks and burns caused by exposed wires, power lines, and incomplete electrical systems
- Toxic chemicals, fumes, dust, and so on.
Many of these types of accidents can also affect pedestrians who are near a construction site. They may also have a claim.
Accident victims can be awarded compensatory damages to assist them in recovering from their injuries and losses. A Dallas construction accident lawyer can assist you in fighting for the following types of damages:
- Medical costs and hospital bills both past and future
- Lost wages and future income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Physical impairment
- Loss of consortium
- And other damages
When it comes to filing an accident claim, the answer is as soon as possible. The statute of limitations in Texas for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident. You will not be eligible for a settlement if you miss this deadline.
When you work with an experienced Dallas construction accident lawyer, you can rest assured that your claim will be handled promptly. While a Dallas injury attorney handles your case, you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AFTER A CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT
Construction accident cases entail navigating a complex web of relationships between property owners, contractors, subcontractors, and various insurance carriers, all are attempting to avoid liability for an employee death or injury. Victims and families may be duped into believing that these companies will look after them. However, once the applicable statute of limitations has passed, the company will often withdraw financial assistance, leaving the victim with far less than they would have received had they chosen to pursue legal action.
Because there is a variety of individuals and companies attempting to avoid responsibility for your injuries and the compensation you are due, you will require a strong legal advocate on your side who has knowledge of the construction industry and construction operations.
Construction sites are dangerous, and often accidents happen that cause serious injury, despite laws and regulations. Not everyone follows safety rules . . . and when they are not followed, people get hurt. Construction site injuries can cause death, serious injury, and cause serious financial distress due to medical bills, inability to work, and the time it takes to recover from the injury.
Most people want to know who will pay their medical bills, where they can receive treatment, when they will be compensated for their lost earnings, how they can prove all the ways they were caused financial or physical damage, and who they need to present this information to in order to make sure they are not stuck with the bills and losses for something that they did not cause.
Discuss your options with our attorney. We will discuss your case and help you determine if you need a Dallas construction accident lawyer. Once we are working on your case, we will contact the insurance companies and anyone else involved to ensure you are taken care of as quickly and fully as possible.
Call us to discuss your case. The call is free. Waiting or not calling may cost you dearly. If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a construction accident in the North Texas, Dallas area, call (972) 599-4100.
Insurance companies are not in the business of paying out the highest possible benefits. Individuals or businesses named in a personal injury lawsuit will fight back to protect their assets.
If your injury has the potential to affect the rest of your life, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to take advantage of any opportunity to seek compensation while you still have it. If you were injured on a construction site, contact our trial lawyer team at the Law Office of Doug Goyen for high-level legal representation.FREE CASE EVALUATIONS
Call (972) 599 4100 if you need a Dallas construction accident lawyer. We provide free phone consultations with a Dallas personal injury attorney. We also offer a complimentary strategy session. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, legal issues involved, and legal issues we identify as critical to maximizing the amount of compensation owed.
If we are unable to recover, you owe us nothing. We charge a contingency fee based on a percentage of the amount recovered. Because this is a performance-based contract, the better we perform for you, the better we perform for ourselves. This aligns our interests in the case with those of our client.
By Doug Goyen, email@example.com