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Professional Construction Accident Lawyers

The construction industry is among the most dangerous industries for workplace injuries and fatalities. Our construction accident lawyers have fought for the victims of construction site accidents for many years, helping them get the compensation they need for recovery. We handle construction site accident cases in California, Nevada, and Texas.

We Fight for Construction Accident Victims in California, Nevada, and Texas

As a responsible construction worker, you understand the dangers involved at your worksite. You follow safety regulations and take the proper precautions to do your job. Unfortunately, you can still suffer a significant injury while on the job, even though you did everything right.

Construction site accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, a lifetime of medical bills, permanent disabilities, or death. When an accident occurs, you may be uncertain about your legal options. Can you file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer? Should you pursue a third-party construction accident lawsuit? Our construction site accident lawyers in Los Angeles can help you understand your best options for recovery based on your unique situation.

At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, personal injury law is all that we practice. We have extensive experience and success fighting for construction accident victims throughout California, Nevada, and Texas. We may be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve too.

Call our construction site accident attorneys at (888) 779-1180 or submit our online contact form to schedule your free case review. We can answer your legal questions, discuss your potential legal options, and determine how we can help.

Construction Site Accident Cases We Handle

The construction industry is heavily regulated. For example, federal and state laws regulate the industry for safe work sites and the safety of construction workers. Even so, it is one of the most dangerous industries. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the construction industry had the second most occupational deaths in 2021 after the transportation industry.

At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have successfully represented the victims of construction site accidents, helping them and their families on their journey to recovery. We handle a wide range of construction site accident cases. Examples of these cases include injuries resulting from:

  • Falls
  • Struck-by accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Forklift accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Defective equipment
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Caught-in/between accidents
  • Wrongful death

 

The list above is not exhaustive of all the construction site cases we handle. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a construction accident, discuss your legal options with a construction accident lawyer in Los Angeles from our firm. During a free consultation, we can determine how we can help and your options for moving forward.

Who Is Responsible for a Construction Site Accident?

With active construction sites all over Los Angeles California, Nevada, and Texas cities, it is no surprise that accidents happen. However, most of these accidents are preventable and result from improper safety precautions and negligent oversight. You deserve justice when another person or entity’s negligence resulted in your injuries. However, determining who is at fault for your damages can be complex.

Many parties are responsible for maintaining a safe work zone, so more than one party may be liable when accidents happen. Depending on your case, liable parties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Construction site owners. Site owners may be responsible for ensuring the premises are reasonably safe for workers and visitors. However, their liability for accidents generally depends on how much control they have over the work site.
  • General Contractors and subcontractors. General contractors and subcontractors are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a construction site. They must ensure that workers follow safety regulations and that the site is free from hazards. If they fail to fulfill these responsibilities, they may be held liable for accidents that occur as a result.
  • Equipment Manufacturers. Defective tools and machinery can cause severe accidents on construction sites. Equipment manufacturers are responsible for producing safe products and may be liable for injuries caused by faulty equipment. Equipment may be considered defective for design flaws, manufacturing defects, or inadequate risk warnings and instructions.
  • Architects and engineers. Architects and engineers design and plan building and structure projects. They are responsible for ensuring that the designs and plans they create adhere to safety standards and applicable building codes. They may be liable if an accident occurs due to a design flaw or failure to consider safety measures.

 

Determining liability in a construction site accident requires a thorough investigation and knowledge of federal and state applicable laws and regulations. Our experienced construction accident attorneys in Los Angeles can help uncover all potentially responsible parties after a construction site accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident, do not wait to contact us for a free, no-risk consultation.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Construction Site Accident Case?

Construction site accidents can result in catastrophic injuries or death. Because of the losses associated with a severe injury, you may be able to recover a variety of damages through a construction accident claim or lawsuit. For example, you may be able to recover financial compensation for the following monetary damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Costs related to future care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity

 

You may also be able to obtain compensation for non-monetary damages, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium (in the event of wrongful death)

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With Our los angeles Construction Accident Lawyers

After a serious construction site injury, you should not have to worry about how you will pay your medical bills or day-to-day expenses while you cannot work. If someone else’s negligence harmed you, you deserve justice and compensation for your losses.

Contact Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys about your situation. We handle cases throughout Los Angeles California, Nevada, and Texas and are ready to discuss your case.

In addition, we provide a free, no-risk case review to determine how we may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at (888) 779-1180 or fill out our online contact form and let us start reviewing your case.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, personal injury is all we do. We handle a wide range of injury cases, including all types of motor vehicle accidents. For example, we represent victims of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and rideshare accidents. We also handle wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, pedestrian accidents, dangerous and defective products, construction accidents, and many more injury cases.

"Damages" is the legal term for what you have lost in the accident. Damages generally fall into two main categories, economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include monetary or quantifiable losses you have incurred, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages. Non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify because they are non-monetary losses. Examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Each state has its own time limit for filing a personal injury claim. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. In California, Nevada, and Texas, most personal injury claims will fall under a two-year statute of limitations. That means you have two years from the date of the injury or death to file a lawsuit. However, there are certain exceptions to these deadlines. Consider discussing your unique situation with an experienced personal injury attorney from our firm. We can help you understand how the statute of limitations in your state may affect your potential claim.

Most personal injury lawyers, like us, work on a contingency fee basis. Working on contingency means that you pay nothing upfront for legal representation. Instead, you only pay if you win your case through a settlement or verdict. You and your lawyer will agree to an amount, usually a percentage. If your case succeeds, that amount will be deducted from the verdict or settlement. If your case is not successful, then you owe the lawyer nothing.