FAQ About Dallas Construction Accidents
If you were hurt on the job, contact a workplace injury lawyer
A construction accident in Dallas can happen suddenly and have devastating effects. Injured workers aren't sure what to do next and may not even be aware of their options. If you've been injured in a construction accident, an attorney at Tracey Fox King & Walters can answer your questions. We can also help you hold negligent parties responsible by helping you seek financial compensation.
Here are some examples of questions clients have asked us involving construction accident cases in Dallas. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation if you have questions about your accident.
- What steps should I take to get compensation for my construction accident?
- Can I sue a third party that was responsible for my accident?
- How much money can I expect to recover?
- How long will my case take?
- How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a construction accident?
What steps should I take to get compensation for my construction accident?
There are some steps you can take as soon as possible after your accident to protect your rights to seek compensation.
- Talk to an attorney. An experienced construction accident attorney can review the details of your case and go over your options. These cases can get complicated, but your attorney can help you every step of the way.
- Seek an independent medical evaluation. A doctor can determine the extent of your injuries and the treatment that will be needed. Some injuries are difficult to detect-you may not even be aware of them.
- Report your accident to your employer. If you don't, it could affect your ability to recover compensation. Report it whether or not your employer carries workers' compensation insurance.
- Collect documentation. Gather any documents related to your accident. This could include police reports, company reports, photographs and medical records. These documents will help your attorney pursue your claim.
Can I sue a third party that was responsible for my accident?
Yes, if it that party's negligence caused the accident that led to your injury. This can include architects, contractors, subcontractors, distributors, suppliers and product manufacturers. If we can establish that a third party was negligent and that the negligence led to your injury, we can seek financial compensation from that party. If that party does not agree to a settlement, we can fight them in court.
How much money can I expect to recover?
It depends on many factors. These include the type of accident and the extent of your injuries. Each case is different. Also, if you were partially responsible for the accident, that is called contributory negligence and can affect how much compensation you receive. One of our experienced Dallas construction accident attorneys will try to maximize your compensation.
There is no simple answer to that question. All personal injury lawsuits are different, and the length of time that it takes to close a specific case can vary significantly. Our firm has won cases in as little as a few months. We have also successfully fought more complex cases that took several years to resolve. But we are always committed to recovering the maximum compensation possible for our clients in the shortest amount of time.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a construction accident?
In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury negligence claims is two years from the date of the accident that caused your injury. But it is always best to file a claim as early as possible. Evidence can be lost and witnesses can move away or forget important details. If you've been injured in construction accident, contact us today.