Construction sites can be very dangerous places. There is a near-limitless number of potential hazards on a construction site from heavy equipment to falling debris. If you’re suffering from injuries sustained in a construction accident, you should consider calling the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP. Our New York construction accident attorneys can fight for you after this kind of event.
How Our Lawyers Can Help You After a Construction Accident
We are a personal injury law firm serving Metropolitan New York and Long Island. For over two decades, we have fought to get accident victims the compensation they need to pick up and get moving with their lives. This includes people suffering through the devastating aftermath of a construction injury.
Regardless of whether you are an injured construction worker or happened to be walking past the site when you were hit by falling debris, we could help. We started this practice because we’re committed to our community and helping members of our community when they’re in need.
The Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP will fiercely advocate for your rights after a construction accident. We negotiate directly with the liable insurance company or their legal representative for you.
We Will Stand By You and Fight for Fair Construction Accident Damages
If that doesn’t work, we can pursue your case all the way to court. Our primary mission as your lawyer is to restore any part of your life disrupted by your construction accident to the status quo that existed before your accident.
After you consult with the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP regarding the circumstances of your accident, we will identify the liable party or parties. We will then formulate a plan to fight for your compensation.
We will relentlessly pursue whoever is liable for the damages caused by your accident. While we’re doing that, we will also do our best to shield you from the outside “noise” that makes accident recovery so difficult. This can include interviews with pushy insurance adjusters.
Who You Could Pursue for Damages After a Construction Accident
After a New York construction accident, several different parties could be liable for damages. Figuring out who is liable for the damages you’ve suffered is a careful process that involves analyzing the circumstances leading to your injury. Our lawyers are familiar with this process.
The Property Owner Might Be Liable for Your Losses
In most cases, whoever owns the construction site where you were injured has some liability because they made the decision to begin construction and hire workers. New York Law allows for property owners to be held liable for the actions of anyone they hired to work on their property. The New York State Bar Association affirms that even if the property owner didn’t directly cause your injury, they may be vicariously liable.
A Contractor’s Negligence Could Have to Do With Your Injuries and Award
This is where things can get even more complicated. Property owners often hire one construction company, employing different subcontractors to work on a construction site simultaneously. If negligence on the part of a subcontractor led to your injury, you could have a case where liability extends to:
- The property owner
- The contractor
- The sub-contractor
The question of negligence is also very important. New York has very specific laws relating to safety procedures on construction sites, including NY LAB 240 and NY LAB 241. If any procedures were ignored in the lead-up to your injury, the negligent party could face increased liability.
Some property owners or their contractors try to cut costs by hiring unlicensed contractors. If sloppy work by an unlicensed contractor caused your injury, whoever hired that contractor may face additional penalties.
The Compensation the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP Could Get You
Usually, the amount of compensation in a personal injury case corresponds to several factors. Chief among these is the severity of your injuries. Medical bills for post-accident and ongoing care can be incredibly expensive. So, the worse your injuries are—or the longer you have to deal with those injuries—the more money we could seek in your case.
Lost Wages After a Construction Accident Can Greatly Affect Your Life
The next area we will consider when it comes to compensation for your injury case is lost wages. The severity of most construction accidents leaves most victims unable to work. Hopefully, with the aid of physical therapy and continuing medical care, you could return to work relatively quickly.
If that’s the case, we will add lost wages to the total recoverable damages we seek in your case. However, some accidents are so traumatic that they leave you incapacitated on a long-term or permanent basis. If your construction accident has left you unable to work, your potential compensation can be much higher.
When you sit down and consult with the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP, we could give you a better idea about how much compensation we can seek on your behalf. The important thing to know here is that we will not relent from our mission of seeking fair compensation for your injuries.
You do Not Have to Pay Us Anything Out of Pocket
Our team takes personal injury cases like construction accidents on a contingency basis. We absorb all the costs associated with fighting your case. Our staff won’t collect a penny from you in legal fees until after we’ve been able to secure a settlement for you. If we can’t settle your case, we will not issue you a bill of any kind for our services. That’s how much we believe in ourselves and our clients.
We also offer free initial consultations to anyone who feels like they may benefit from legal representation after a construction accident. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. You see, the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP is more committed to helping people than we are collecting fees.
We see ourselves as part of the community. Our firm doesn’t believe a community member hurt by a construction injury should have to pay legal expenses out of pocket. So, don’t worry about whether or not you can afford us. We’re ready, willing, and able to determine construction site car accident liability or the damages you could secure for a crush injury.
The Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP Will Stand By You After Your Accident
If you’ve been hurt in a construction accident, you know you’re in a serious situation. Almost overnight, you went from living your life as normal to dealing with things like medical bills and lost wages. When you find yourself in a serious situation like this, it helps to have a legal professional on your side. Turn to our New York lawyers.
Our team is serious about fighting for the compensation you need to get your life back together after a construction accident. We would love the chance to put our experience and resources to work on your behalf. However, that can’t happen unless you call us first at (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving New York, call 516-358-6900