If you or someone you love was injured in a construction accident in Huntington, our client-support-focused legal team will demand the compensation you deserve and are entitled to from the at-fault party. We will effectively navigate insurance and personal injury law and, if called for, protect your rights by making sure we file a lawsuit within the allotted time.
Our team fights hard for injured clients and the surviving family members of fatally injured clients in Huntington. A construction accident lawyer at our firm will help identify the at-fault party, define their financial liability, and calculate your economic and non-economic damages. Our team will also evaluate your case, build a solid evidence file, and make certain that if the filing of a lawsuit for financial compensation is indicated, every step is taken on time and in a technically correct manner.
In This Article
- Financial Compensation After a Construction Accident
- How Our Team Builds a Lawsuit
- Call a Team Member for a Free Consultation
Financial Compensation After a Construction Accident
Accurately valuing injuries and their related expenses is critical to the success of a lawsuit. Without a thorough and accurate valuation, you risk a settlement offer that does not cover the costs of the accident. When our team values a case, we start by collecting and calculating all bills and receipts along with the intangible costs.
Our team works hard to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve due to the at-fault party’s negligence. We will build the case by proving their duty of care, their breach of duty, the cause of the injuries, and the resulting financial harm. After proving these elements of neglect, we will pursue monetary recovery for two types of damages.
Economic Recoverable Damages
Economic damages typically have a clear cost and tangible bills or estimates requiring payment. Accordingly, you are entitled to the following types of damages:
- Emergency medical care
- Hospital and follow-up care
- Long-term medical care
- Current and future income loss
- Household or medical services
- Property damage or loss
If your family lost a loved one in a construction accident, we extend to you our heartfelt condolences. We consider it a special privilege to fight for the surviving family members of construction accident wrongful death victims. We are dedicated and determined to win the compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
Together with other damages caused by your loved one’s wrongful death, you are entitled to recover the reasonable costs of their funeral and burial. Our team will help you compile the documents that support the recovery of these and various other costs and ensure they are accurately tallied.
Non-Economic Recoverable Damages
You are also entitled to recover non-economic damages from the at-fault party. These damages are intangible and might be challenging to calculate without assistance. Non-economic recovery includes the following types of damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Physical disfigurement
- Mental and emotional trauma
Our team will help you calculate these damages, which could also include compensation for the loss of enjoyment of life. The death of a loved one might entitle you to compensation for the loss of consortium and companionship. (Typically, this refers to the special damages one suffers due to the wrongful death of a spouse.) Our goal is not merely to ensure that the case is not undervalued or underpaid, but that we win the maximum monetary compensation possible for the harm you suffered.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Huntington, call 516-932-0400
How Our Team Builds a Lawsuit
Our team will keep you informed every step of the way as we build the case. A team member will meet you on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area. We will also:
- Keep you updated as the case evolves
- Identify the correct liable parties
- Handle communication with all parties
- Gather, compile, and organize evidence
- Assign an accurate financial value to the case
Our construction accident lawyers will help you cope with the legal aftermath of your injuries and present the evidence we assemble to the legal and insurance representatives of the at-fault party.
We Collect and Compile Supportive Evidence
To prove the validity of your case and its value, we collect as much evidence as possible. We also organize the evidence file and use its contents to steer settlement negotiations. This evidence could include:
- Witness statements
- Your written statement
- Police or incident reports
- Medical records and bills
- Employment and salary records
We will also collect any available photographic proof for the evidence file. That might consist of pictures of your injuries and their severity and photos of the construction accident scene.
We Locate and Interview Witnesses
Whether the accident you were involved in occurred on a construction site or in a construction zone, there are likely to be witnesses who saw what happened. Our investigative team will help locate and interview any available witnesses. As may be needed, we will also retain expert witnesses that help support the case and your recovery, including:
- Medical experts
- Life care planners
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
We will fight hard to build your case and to ensure the evidence file is complete and accurate. Our goal is to present the strongest case possible on your behalf so that we can win the maximum financial recovery for you.
We Meet New York’s Statute of Limitations
Your lawsuit for financial recovery has a timeline. The earlier you contact a member of our team, the more time we have to ensure the case is filed in accordance with the relevant statute of limitations. In Huntington, and throughout New York State:
- New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) 214 defines the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1 defines how much time you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If your lawsuit is not filed on time, you risk not being able to file it at all or having the lawsuit dismissed before it is ever heard.
Early Involvement has More Than One Benefit
Compliance with the statute of limitations is only one of the benefits you receive when you put our team to work right away. In addition, ample time for investigating the case means our team will:
- Seek out witnesses
- Read and review accident reports
- Collect dashcam or surveillance video
- Compile evidence for your case file
The sooner you contact our team, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. We are zealous advocates for injured clients, and our goal is to handle the financial recovery and legal aspects of the case while you focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
Our multilingual team members speak Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada, which enables us to assist injured clients in these languages.
Huntington Construction Accident Lawyer Near Me 516-932-0400
Call a Team Member for a Free Consultation
Are you ready to find out how hard our construction accident lawyers who handle cases in Huntington will fight for you?
Contact a Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team member today to find out. We will provide a free, patient, compassionate and comprehensive consultation