If you were injured or if someone you love was fatally injured in a construction accident in Westbury, our personal injury team will handle your case for financial compensation. We will help you prove the accident caused your injuries, identify the at-fault party, assign a value to your lawsuit, and help you prepare a strong case file.
When you reach out to us about your Westbury construction accident, we help you understand your options and recommend the best way forward for you as we patiently, compassionately, and comprehensively review your case with you. A construction accident lawyer from the personal injury team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will advocate for you and fight for the compensation you could be entitled to due to negligence.
In This Article
- Financial Compensation After a Construction Accident
- The Advantages of Hiring Our Law Firm
- Let Us Help You Recover from a Construction Accident in Westbury
Financial Compensation After a Construction Accident
Our case assessment team will help you understand the two types of damages you are entitled to and their amounts.
Recoverable Economic Damages
When our team handles your compensation case, we make sure no valid expenses are overlooked or omitted. We aim to help you recover the following types of damages and prove the financial value of each:
- Medical bills for current and future care
- Past and future lost wages
- Destruction or damage of property
- Necessary in-home support
- Assistive medical devices
A construction accident will take a physical and financial toll on you and your family. We work hard to ensure we collect the necessary documentation to establish your right to monetary recovery.
Recoverable Non-Economic Damages
In addition to economic damages, you could also seek compensation for non-economic damages. These damages are typically more challenging to calculate on your own. Our team will assess these recoverable damages as your advocates. These damages include:
- Lasting physical disability
- Lasting disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Funeral and burial expenses, if applicable
The Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., case review team will assign a value to these injury-related expenses. We will also ensure they are included in the overall valuation of your lawsuit. Rest assured, we are always mindful that we represent you. Any proposed settlement must have your authorization to be finalized.
Financial Awards for Past Construction Accident Clients
We are dedicated and determined to win the monetary compensation you are entitled to and the justice you deserve. Amounts that we have won for our clients injured in construction accidents include the following:
- $1,200,000 recovered for a roofer who endured a back injury after a fall from the roof of a construction site
- $1,250,000 recovered for a worker who suffered back and knee injuries in a construction accident fall
- $1,126,000 recovered for a bridge painter who suffered a tendon tear in his ankle after a fall from a ladder
- $1,500,000 recovered for a building superintendent who suffered a back injury on a construction plank
When our team represents you, we aim to handle your lawsuit like the unique compensation case it is. We assess the value of your specific case and fight tirelessly for the damages you deserve.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Westbury, call 516-932-0400
The Advantages of Hiring Our Law Firm
Because our goal is to help foster your physical and financial recovery, our team will meet you anywhere in the New York metropolitan area. To help you understand the degree of client support we offer, we will also:
- Update you along the way
- Identify each liable party
- Handle all communications
- Gather and present evidence
- Value each aspect of your case
As passionate champions for injury victims, our team even assists clients in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada. We will also help you find expert witnesses and consultants to support the case, including medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life-care planners, and economists.
We Collect Evidence to Prove Your Right to Compensation
Proving your right to compensation in Westbury often depends on the evidence that is presented. Our team will not leave you on your own to build the evidence file. A construction accident lawyer from our team will build your case by compiling the following types of evidence:
- Medical records and bills
- Written medical prognosis
- Employment and salary records
- Accident and incident reports
- Witness statements
We will also collect any photos and videos that could help tell the story of your construction accident and subsequent injuries. Then, we present all the evidence to the at-fault party and use it to drive settlement negotiations on your behalf.
We Define and Comply with the Statute of Limitations
New York State governs the filing deadline for all personal injury lawsuits in Westbury. A team member will help you determine the filing deadline for your construction accident lawsuit from the following:
- Personal injury lawsuits: New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) §214
- Wrongful death lawsuits: Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1
If your lawsuit is filed late, the at-fault party will likely request and receive an immediate dismissal. With sufficient notice, our team will ensure your lawsuit complies with the filing deadline to avoid this negative consequence and keep fighting for the financial recovery that negligence entitles you to receive.
We Handle Settlement Negotiations
On your own, the settlement negotiation process is complex and time-consuming. While the final decision is always yours to make, our team will work hard to negotiate a favorable settlement amount and ensure you do not accept a smaller settlement than you deserve. If the at-fault party’s insurance carrier refuses to make an appropriate settlement offer, depending upon the unique circumstances of your case, we will litigate your case and, if indicated, make the strongest argument possible before a judge and jury.
We keep you up to date on the settlement and litigation processes and help you carefully weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each offer you receive as well as other significant case developments.
Westbury Construction Accident Lawyer Near Me 516-932-0400
Let Us Help You Recover from a Construction Accident in Westbury
When you are ready to assign financial liability to the party whose negligence led to your injuries, you do not have to fight back alone. Contact our team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., by calling today.