What to Ask Your Construction Accident Attorney
Construction Accident Law Topics
- Choosing the Right Portland Personal Injury Lawyer
- Your Lawsuit: What to Expect
- Workers’ Compensation Overview
- Construction Law Cases
How Can Retaining an Attorney Help You?
The law can be very complex in construction accident cases. In a perfect world, if you were injured on the job, your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and your pain and suffering would all be compensated and all you would have to do is focus on recovering from your injuries. The reality of the situation, however, is that the simple concept of being restored to “whole” becomes very complicated. A construction accident attorney will be knowledgeable and experienced with cases such as yours and will help you take some of the uncertainty and stress out of the situation.
A personal injury attorney will help you launch an investigation, collect evidence on your behalf, and help you track your expenses in order to help you build a solid case for maximizing your recovery as fast as possible. In many cases, it is important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible so you can be informed of your case’s statute of limitations, or how long you have to file suit before your case expires.
Important Questions to Ask Your Attorney
Here at Dawson Law Group, we believe that one of the most important roles an attorney has is to educate their clients and help them understand the process they will be undertaking so that they can make the best decisions possible for themselves and their families.
We offer free and 100% confidential phone consultations where our friendly and knowledgeable accident lawyers can get to know you, hear your side of the story, answer your questions, and help you come up with a game plan moving forward. If you choose to give us a call, here are some important questions to ask so you have a better understanding of where you stand:
What is the Statute of Limitations for my accident?
Your accident’s statute of limitations will vary based on a lot of different factors, including jurisdiction and potential defendants. In cases where a government body such as a state or municipal government can be held liable for your damages, the statute of limitations becomes even shorter than normal. We would highly urge you to talk to a construction accident attorney as soon as possible if you do not know or do not understand your accident’s statute of limitations.
Who should be held liable for my accident?
The workers’ compensation system is designed to replace employees’ rights to sue their employers for negligence. However, in most cases, workers’ compensation benefits do not fully cover the extent of your recovery and missed time/lost earning potential. In order to maximize your recovery so you can start moving on from your accident, it may be appropriate to file a third-party lawsuit.
How much can I expect to recover from my workers’ compensation claim? How much can I expect to recover from a third-party lawsuit?
The answers to these questions vary from case to case, with different factors such as the circumstances surrounding the accident, severity of the injuries, and your own role in the accident all bearing weight on your potential recovery. A knowledgeable construction accident lawyer will have had experience with cases that are similar to yours. Although each case is different, this will allow them to evaluate your case and give you a baseline of what others have received for injuries similar to yours and how long those claims took to resolve.
If you or a loved one was recently injured in a construction accident, we would urge you to give us a call today so we can answer your questions and give you more information about the process you are about to begin. Give us a call at 503-919-1315 and let Dawson Law Group fight for you!