Whether you were injured while working at a construction site or while passing by an unsafe construction zone, our Davie construction accident lawyers can help you file a lawsuit against the at-fault company and recover the monetary compensation you deserve for your injuries, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Oftentimes, a construction company's insurer will try settling a lawsuit quickly and without regard for the amount of compensation a victim truly needs to cover their personal losses and damages. At Gordon & Doner, our Davie construction accident lawyers know insurance companies will try to minimize your injuries in order to reduce the amount of financial compensation they are required to pay you. For this reason, our attorneys will negotiate tirelessly with the insurance companies to ensure you receive a fair and proper amount of compensation.
If we are unable to recover an adequate settlement amount through negotiations, our tenacious lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to take your case to trial to make certain you are justly compensated for your injuries.
In Florida, there is a time limit by which construction accident victims must file a lawsuit or Davie workers' compensation claim, so it is important to contact a reputable attorney as soon as possible. At Gordon & Doner, we have helped our clients win millions in successful verdicts and settlements, and we are ready to help you, too. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us any money for our services unless we obtain a favorable verdict or settlement for you.
If you or someone you love was injured in a construction accident, contact our Davie construction accident lawyers today for a free consultation.
Legal Options for Construction Accident Victims
If you were injured in a construction accident, your legal course of action will largely depend on whether or not you were employed by the construction company at the time of your accident. Construction workers who were harmed on the job may have grounds to file a workers' compensation claim, whereas injured bystanders may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in Davie.
For injured workers, it is important to know that all construction companies in Florida are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. By carrying this insurance, your employer agrees to provide necessary medical treatment to you, regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
In most cases, your employer's insurance company must provide you compensation for the following expenses related to your accident:
- Hospital bills
- Doctor's visits
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Prescription medications or required medical devices
- Mileage reimbursement for travel to and from necessary medical appointments
For injured persons who were not employed by the construction company, a personal injury lawsuit may help recover compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages and diminished quality of life. But unlike a workers' compensation claim, which does not require proof of the construction company's liability, a personal injury lawsuit requires the victim to show the accident was caused by the construction company's negligence or recklessness. Also, by demonstrating their involvement and liability, injured bystanders may take legal action against additional persons or entities, such as:
- A manufacturing company that produced defective equipment or machinery
- A property owner who failed to use protective fencing, caution signs or reflective barricades
- A contractor, engineer or architect who designed a faulty structure
If the construction accident was fatal, surviving family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The Florida Wrongful Death Act specifies which family members are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit, as well as the different types of restitution available.
How Our Davie Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help
When you contact a skilled attorney from Gordon & Doner, we will thoroughly review your case and help determine the most appropriate legal course of action for you. If you are an employee who was injured while working at a construction site, our Davie construction accident lawyers will help you file a workers' compensation claim by completing the necessary forms and paperwork on your behalf.
We will also contact your employer to ensure they have properly addressed the situation, reported your accident and provided you with ample compensation. Additionally, we will make sure your employer adheres to all state and federal laws regarding worker retaliation. In Florida, it is illegal for an employer to threaten, harass, fire or in any way retaliate against an employee who files a workers' compensation claim.
For both injured workers and bystanders, our Davie construction accident lawyers will contact all hospitals, doctor's offices or therapy centers to obtain relevant medical records related to the injuries sustained, as these may be needed to prove the extent of your injuries in a court of law.
When necessary, we will work with a medical professional who can determine the extent to which your injuries are preventing you from resuming normal life, particularly if you are unable to return to work. We may also work with an economic analyst who can determine what impact the loss of income has had on your financial stability.
Ultimately, the Davie construction accident lawyers at Gordon & Doner will fight to prove the liability of the at-fault parties whose negligent actions caused your injury. In doing so, we will work diligently to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve for your physical injuries, mental anguish, medical bills and loss of income.
For a free consultation, contact our trusted Davie construction accident lawyers today.
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