Construction Worker Wrongful Death Accidents can be Very Challenging, but Our Attorneys Can Help
Construction is one of the most dangerous professions a man or woman can join. And there are many areas in Texas where someone in the construction profession can ply their craft. It seems that one area of town or another is always under construction.
A tragic consequence of progress, however, is a construction accident that costs a worker his or her life. When you take into account the plethora of construction projects going on, and the inherent dangers involved with work surrounding construction sites, deaths are almost inevitable.
A construction fatality is a devastating event for all of those involved, but it’s obviously even more catastrophic for the family members of the victim. If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one, the attorneys at our Law Office are all too aware of how shattering an experience it is. We also well aware, however, that the accident that led to the death of your family member is but the start of your problems. The remaining family members must not only deal with their emotional loss, but also the uncertainty and stress surrounding the accompanying process of potential litigation. The first thing a family needs to consider in determining what legal avenues they may be able to pursue, and whether or not to employ the services of a wrongful death attorney. For two decades, our attorneys have handled construction wrongful death claims. We would like to give you guidance in terms of how to proceed with the legal process and all the complexities that lie in front of you and your family. We want to educate you in regard to the options you have in seeking fair restitution for your loss, and the obstacles that will be placed along your way to obtaining it.
As cruel and harsh as it might seem, just because your family member died, that in no way guarantees you will be able to obtain just compensation. The majority of construction wrongful death cases go to trial, and the surviving family members, known as the plaintiffs, are required by law to carry the burden of proof in determining the responsible party’s negligence. The laws surrounding such litigation are difficult enough for inexperienced lawyers to comprehend. For someone with no legal background whatsoever, they can seem like they’re written in a foreign language. Because of this, you and your family require the assistance of a trial-tested wrongful death attorney to help secure just restitution and justice for the deceased. No amount of money, of course, will bring your beloved back to you or come anywhere close to compensating you for your loss. However, a skillful lawyer can bring the responsible parties to justice and make them accountable for their negligence.
Most of the time in the event of a construction fatality, family members of the deceased can receive compensation from workers’ compensation insurance. But that doesn’t mean the construction company’s insurance provider will automatically give you the compensation you deserve. If the deceased’s employer chose not to buy workers’ comp insurance, your only recourse at getting restitution will likely be through a lawsuit. As stated before, the components of wrongful death litigation are extremely complex to comprehend, so you need someone with the necessary legal expertise to assist during the entirety of the process, helping you determine what sort of claim to file and giving you an idea of how much compensation you may have come.
Construction Site Fatalities
If you lost a family member due to a construction site accident, you must first determine whether or not the construction company purchased workers’ compensation insurance, whether or not your family member was considered an employee of the company according to the eyes of the law, and, most importantly, if the negligence of the construction company led to the fatal accident. There are myriad questions that need to be answered, and many aspects of the case to prove. Your family needs a wrongful death attorney who knows how to investigate this kind of accident to provide the answers to those crucial questions and to devise an effective plan in order to secure equitable compensations, no matter the circumstances of the case.