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Orange County Construction Site Accident Lawyer

DeWitt Algorri & Algorri attorneysNo matter how experienced a worker is, the construction industry is known for being one of the most dangerous fields of employment. Even with proper training and safety equipment, there is still the risk of serious injury. If you have been injured as an employee or bystander on a job site, an Orange County construction site accident lawyer can help you determine your rights and legal options.

At DeWitt Algorri & Algorri, our attorneys have over six decades of combined experience representing the injured throughout Southern California. If you or someone you love has been harmed on a construction site, it is essential to consider hiring an attorney. With solid legal support, you can improve your chances of pursuing a successful claim.

Making a timely injury claim regarding construction accidents is critical to the success of your matter. Insurance companies often use lags in time to destroy evidence, or poke holes in the legitimacy & severity of your claim. The first few days after a tragedy are an important footrace against insurance companies to obtain evidence necessary for you to get justice.

It’s critical for you to contact DeWitt Algorri & Algorri today at 855-WINNING (855-946-6464) or file a claim now here. Our team has handled thousands of personal injury matters throughout California since 1979 – we are the BIG GUNS that other law firms call when they need an experienced and consistently successful firm.

Types of Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites are inherently dangerous workplaces, and there are many deaths each year according to the California Fatal Occupational Injuries Report. Even with safety protocols, there is still the risk of injury. Some of the most common types of accidents include:

  • Falls. Falls on construction sites result from inadequate safety measures, unprotected sides or holes, improperly constructed working or walking surfaces, and improper ladder or scaffolding usage.
  • Struck by objects. Swinging or falling objects may hit workers or bystanders as a result of loose or shifting materials and equipment malfunctions.
  • Electrocutions. There are numerous electrocution risks on construction sites, including exposed wires and wet conditions. Most accidents are caused by poorly maintained power tools and extension cords.
  • Caught in-between / crush injuries. Construction workers may get caught in or between vehicles, heavy machinery, and tools. There is also the risk of excavation collapses and crush injuries.

No matter what type of accident you have been involved in on your job site, our attorney can evaluate your situation, determine who to hold accountable, and build a case that proves you are owed compensation for your losses.

Who Is Responsible for a Construction Site Accident?

construction site workersSeveral parties could potentially be responsible for a construction site accident. To determine the at-fault party, your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation. It is important to remember that evidence fades with time, so the sooner you retain a lawyer, the better chance you will have at building a strong claim.

When investigating the accident, your lawyer will look at the property owner, other contractors, subcontractors, employees, and the tools and equipment manufacturers. In California, the property owner can be responsible if they fail to properly maintain or care for the property. A worker could be at fault if they were unable to abide by safety protocols or were grossly negligent. A manufacturer can be held accountable if a faulty piece of equipment or machinery is blamed for the accident.

No matter who the negligent party is, your lawyer will thoroughly explain why they should be held accountable for your injuries and losses.

The Benefits of Working With an Orange County Attorney

There are many benefits to having a construction site attorney by your side. To start, they will ensure you understand your legal rights and options, as well as any state laws that apply to your claim.

If you choose to proceed with a claim, your lawyer will start with a comprehensive investigation. They will collect relevant documentation, photographs, video surveillance footage, witness statements, medical records, lost wage statements, and more. If needed, they may consult an outside expert, like an accident reconstructionist or economist, to help determine the best way to present your case.

Once your lawyer has all of the evidence needed to support your claim, they will communicate with the insurance company on your behalf. Insurance companies are notorious for finding ways to reduce settlement offers, so negotiations may be challenging.

In the event negotiations do not lead to a fair settlement offer, your attorney can explain the litigation process and, if you choose to proceed, help you file a lawsuit. While doing so will extend the life of your legal matter, it may be the only way to obtain the compensation you need to get your life back in order.

Contact DeWitt Algorri & Algorri

Our legal team is ready to assist if you or someone you loved has been harmed on a construction site. When you schedule a free consultation, we will review what you have been through and give you an idea of what your options are moving forward. If you choose to file a claim, we can guide you through the process and fight on your behalf to obtain the settlement you need to get your life back in order. Reach out to a lawyer from DeWitt Algorri & Algorri at 855-WINNING (855-946-6464) or contact us online.

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