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Construction zones are inherently dangerous places, even for the workers with appropriate protective gear. While a street or building is under construction, it is heavily regulated and should follow local guidelines to ensure both the community and the employees are kept safe from harm. If you are injured in a construction zone due to the negligence of another person or party, you can hold the reckless party responsible.
For over 45 years, the team at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers has diligently fought to protect the rights of our community. If you have been injured in a construction accident, you are entitled to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance to recover damages for your injuries. Our team, including co-founding partner J. Tucker Merrigan, has been lauded for their work in the world of personal injury and is ready to help you today. To begin the process, feel free to call our Lynn construction accident lawyers directly at 617-391-9001 or use our contact form.
There are many different potentially liable parties who may be responsible for your accident and injuries on a construction site. This includes the following:
Regardless of who caused your accident, if they were acting negligently or outside of their scope of responsibility, you and your attorney are given the burden of proof to establish their fault. This means demonstrating they owed you a standard of care, breached that care, and that their recklessness directly caused your accident and injuries. To do this, your Lynn, MA construction accident attorney will immediately begin collecting any and all time-sensitive evidence. This includes interviewing eyewitness accounts, locating security camera footage, and having your injuries assessed by a trusted medical professional. Using this evidence, we will detail how the at-fault party’s actions directly affected you and your future.
After a construction accident, you may be entitled to a range of damages, each designed to compensate for the various ways the accident has impacted your life. The most common types of damages are compensatory, which aims to restore you to the position you were in before the accident occurred. These can be further divided into two categories: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover tangible losses, such as medical expenses incurred for treating your injuries, lost wages due to time off work, and the cost of any future medical care you may need as a result of your injuries. This also includes compensation for any property damage that may have occurred during the accident. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are intended to compensate for the more subjective, non-monetary aspects of your injury. This includes compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium or companionship.
In certain cases, you may also be eligible for punitive damages. These are not intended to compensate the victim but rather to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar negligent or intentional behavior in the future. Punitive damages are less common and are typically awarded in cases where the defendant’s actions are found to be especially harmful or egregious.
While you focus on the recovery process, a dedicated construction accident attorney from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers is prepared to handle the complex legal aspects of your case. This includes the filing of your claim with adherence to the statute of limitations deadline. We will ensure everything is included and that the full extent of your injuries and their financial, physical, and emotional toll is documented. One of the number of reasons for a low settlement offer is the failure to demonstrate the actual cost of your injuries, including any future expenses.
We will also handle all communications with the insurance company. With our years of experience we know how they think and are ready to negotiate with a settlement offer you deserve. If an agreement cannot be reached, we are also prepared to take your case to court. It can be easy or tempting to accept a settlement offer from the insurance company immediately after your accident. It’s important to understand they are not your friend and are trying to get away with giving you as little compensation as possible. With our team by your side to guide you, you can expect a brighter future after your accident.
If you or a family member has been injured in a construction accident in Lynn, Massachusetts, don’t hesitate to seek the assistance you need. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we bring over a century of combined legal expertise to vigorously advocate for your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Your recovery and justice are our top priorities.
Contact us today for a complimentary consultation with our seasoned Lynn construction accident attorneys. Call 617-391-9001 or complete our contact form to take the first step toward your legal solution. Your well-being is our commitment, and we’re here to help every step of the way.
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