Fatal Construction Accident Lawyer New York
When people send their loved ones off to work in the morning, they do so mostly assuming that they will return home when their shift is done, unscathed after a relatively uneventful day. Sadly, thousands of times every year, loved ones do not return home from work, and the families that they leave behind are rendered heartbroken and completely devastated. Construction sites are among the most deadly environments to work in and one of the most common places from which people do not return home. Construction sites are replete with a wide range of hazards and heavy objects that can end a life in the blink of an eye, such as:
- Equipment falling from dangerous heights of ladders or scaffolding
- Scaffolding or ladders collapsing
- Elevator accidents
- Fires and Explosions
- Gas leaks
- Building or structure collapse
- Cutting accidents
- Being run-over or hit by heavy machinery
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Accidents with forklifts
- Crane accidents.
- Falling from dangerous heights
People who lose a loved one so suddenly and violently to construction accidents, not only do they want answers, but they also want justice. While there is nothing that can be done to being back a loved one, the surviving family members can hold those who caused the accident accountable in court and receive compensation for their loss. The way to do this is to file a wrongful death action against the people who caused the loved one’s death. Pursuing a wrongful death claim is a complicated and emotionally trying process, and is not something you should do alone. Construction site accident claims are even trickier as there are specific federal, state, and local laws that apply and if you do not know which laws apply, you could end up lost. These are just a few of the many reasons why you should hire a knowledgeable attorney to serve as your advocate and guide if you are serious about holding the person who caused your loved one’s death accountable.
The attorneys at Munawar & Andrews Santillo LLP (‘Mlawfirm’) are highly experienced trial attorneys who posses a strong understanding of the various New York construction site laws and accidents. We have won for our clients and are aware of the particularly sensitive nature of wrongful death claims. Our services are not limited to legal guidance; we also know how to care for the various emotional needs of everyone involved and how to proceed with the claim knowing how difficult it is for our clients. Our attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they need and the answers they deserve. If you or a family member has been in a construction accident, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers at (212)-400-4000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE CONSULTATION or continue reading to find out more reasons why you should.
Another reason you should hire an attorney to handle your wrongful death claim is to establish for the court how much compensation you should receive. Generally, in a wrongful death claim, you are entitled to the loss of income you depended on from the deceased, lost future wages, funeral costs, medical expenses, loss of services, and compensation for any pain and suffering the deceased experienced while still alive after the accident. Loss of services refers to the benefits of the relationship you enjoyed with the deceased. While the type of compensation you are entitled to is clear, the amount of compensation you deserve is difficult to calculate and prove to the court. For example, quantifying the loss of services of your spouse or child is very subjective and you may not know what evidence to use to calculate a monetary value. Doing so may also make you extremely upset and uncomfortable, as nobody would choose to quantify the relationship they had with someone they just lost.
In order to give the court the most accurate account of the compensation you should be awarded, attorneys work with a range of expert. Typically lawyers work closely with an economist to assess the monetary value of your losses, an accident investigator to prove who caused the crash, and medical experts to determine the cause of death and whether or not the deceased experienced pain and suffering before he or she died. Each of these experts can give detailed accounts backed by their specialized knowledge, which gives you the best chances of receiving the maximum compensation possible. Contact our lawyers and receive a free consultation at (212)-400-4000 or email at email@example.com for a FREE CONSULTATION.
You should also be aware that you might not just have one claim against one person. Construction sites can have many different people responsible for the materials, machines, equipment, repairs, and overall control of the environment, and depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may have claims against more than one party. For example, you may have a claim against the owner of the construction site for failing to provide safety equipment and a claim against the manufacturer of a device that malfunctioned and caused the deadly accident. Given the complexity of construction cites and the laws that govern them, you should definitely consult with an expert to make sure you are exercising all of your rights. Having an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in these specialized laws and with the daily operations of a construction site ensures that none of your claims will be overlooked.
If you call now, our office will provide you with a full analysis of your situation and assessment of your claim. Do not hesitate – if you wait too long to file your claim, you could be bar from pursuing it in the future under New York Statute of Limitations law. During the life of each claim, there can be several tight deadlines to meet and it is essential to have an experienced attorney who can ensure that everything is filed accurately and punctually. Don’t let hesitation and inexperience cost you everything. Contact an attorney and get your claim started right.
And remember, we do not get paid unless we win your case, so you do not have to worry about being able to afford representation for your fatal construction accident claims. The consolation is free, and we only collect if you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor. Our attorneys are ready and eager to provide you and your family with the expertise and support that will maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve.
Contact a New York Construction Accident Lawyer today at (212)-400-4000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for FREE CONSULTATION
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