Find the Help You Need after a Construction Site Accident
Construction sites have a lot of moving parts and dangerous places. Whether you are at work or visiting a jobsite it is important to follow all safety rules and procedures to avoid an accident. But even when every precaution is taken, accidents can still happen. Our construction accident attorney in Walnut Creek, CA, can evaluate your case and demand full and fair compensation for your injuries. Contact Scott Sumner at Sumner Law today for an initial consultation.
What To Do After A Construction Accident
If you have been hurt at a construction site, it is crucial to take the following steps right away:
- Call for medical help.
- Report the accident.
- Take photos of the scene and of your injuries.
- Get the names and phone numbers of all witnesses.
- Request and keep copies of all medical records and bills.
Doing these things can help preserve the evidence in your case and also help the supervisor identify any areas of concern so future accidents can be avoided. The report made on the scene is a vital piece of evidence in your case. The content of the report may contain the facts for your claim and might also include the names of any witnesses who may have been overlooked during the incident.
A construction accident attorney examines the facts of your case, establishes liability, and pursues full and fair recovery for your injuries.
Common Types Of Construction Accidents
A construction site accident can happen any number of ways, but the most common include:
- Car and truck accidents: Negligent operation of a vehicle on a construction site can lead to a devastating accident and cause serious injury.
- Loose scaffolding: When walkways and scaffolding are not properly secured, accidents are more likely to occur.
- Falls from high places: It is imperative to be cautious when walking or working on an elevated surface at a construction site. A fall from a high place can cause life-changing injuries or even result in death.
- Fire and electrocution: Flammable materials are often used at construction sites. Improper handling or storage can cause a fire, and the same is true for electrical units. Improper maintenance or repair of an electrical unit can spark an electrical fire, which can quickly spread and cause injury.
Workers and visitors should also be aware of equipment and other heavy objects on a construction site. These can malfunction, fall, or slip and cause injury to those onsite.
Establishing liability is the key to recovery in a construction accident. This is accomplished through careful examination of maintenance records, training logs, witness interviews, and inspection of the accident scene. It is also necessary to identify which party is responsible for the safety of the construction site, which may be the general contractor, a subcontractor, an equipment manufacturer, or other entity. At Sumner Law, we have been practicing personal injury law for over 25 years and know what questions to ask and what evidence to examine in order to prove liability.
Contact sumner Law Today
Construction accident attorney Scott Sumner has secured fair and full compensation for injury victims in Walnut Creek and has consistently been voted a top 100 personal injury attorney by his peers. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at a construction site, contact us today to find out how we can help. Send us a message or call (925) 278-6170 to schedule your free initial consultation.