What to Know About Construction Accident Claims

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If you have been injured on a job site and are seeking compensation, contact our office today. At your free, initial consultation, our experienced injury attorneys will explain what to know about construction accident claims and how we can help you recover maximum compensation. Don’t wait, call an experienced New York construction accident lawyer today.

Case Value

People that were involved in a construction accident always want to know what their case is worth. It’s not an easy answer. In fact, it can be very complicated. On the one hand, you need to look at liability. Who is at fault for the accident? We need to know that we can go after a party and they have the deep pockets to cover the injury. Second, we need to know the extent of the injury.

Often, clients will come to me at a time where they’re beginning the process of treatment and beginning they’re recovery process. It may take a long time before we know what the end result of the injury is. Is it something that’s going to be permanent and lasting? That has value and that needs to be calculated into the equation and negotiations when dealing with the other side, in terms of coming up with a fair resolution. The end goal is to try to get the highest possible recovery for the client, and that, as I said, can take time to determine.

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Settlement Timeline

Clients often ask me, “How long is it going to take to resolve my construction accident case?” There’s really no easy answer. Very often, when it comes to construction accident cases, litigation is required. That means that we’ll need to file a lawsuit against those parties that are responsible. If we do have to file a lawsuit, that can take anywhere from two to five years depending on the type of construction case and very often depending on the extent of the injuries. Please understand that the injuries alone can take quite some time to know the extent of. I say that because it takes a while to recover and after the recovery process, there’s a good chance there will be some permanency, and that permanency is a very important factor in determining the value of the case.

Did you or a loved one suffer a serious injury on a job site and have questions about construction accident claims? Contact a New York construction accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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