Top Four Essential Actions Following a Construction Accident

A study conducted by the Insurance Research Council in 1999 concluded that settlements were 3.5 times larger for individuals who made the decision to seek professional legal assistance

If you or someone you know has been involved in a construction accident that could mean a huge difference in the final settlement. Follow these four steps and you will be making a prudent and mindful start to what can be a very difficult process to undergo alone.

Greenberg & Stein are here for you after your construction accident in New York City.
  1. Know what kind of construction accident you were involved in

Common NYC construction accidents include falls (40.63%), falling objects (24.22%), scaffolding incidents (5.47%), machinery mishaps (3.91%), and excavation accidents (3.4%).

Construction accidents, like being caught between equipment or struck by heavy objects, are often fatal. There are forklift accidents, welding accidents, gas explosions.

Perhaps you were a victim of a faulty safety inspection, unsafe job conditions, or overdue equipment inspection?

There are over one hundred thousand construction workers in the Five Burroughs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With over five decades of experience, Greenberg & Stein can assess your injury and pursue the best settlement for you.

  1. Empower yourself about your construction accident

Rest assured, the insurance company you’re claiming against has invested heavily in assembling a skilled legal team, experienced in construction accident laws, giving them an advantage over those who can’t devote time or energy to legal intricacies. Avoid the frustration. Contact a representative at Greenberg & Stein and ask to speak with a construction accident attorney and put our 50 years of experience and success in managing high value settlements to work for you.

  1. Start the process

Our lawyers will visit you at home or in the hospital to assess and determine your potential settlement value.

Our team will immediately begin investigating the details of your accident. Where it occurred, the conditions under which you were working, etc. After gathering all the information, we assemble the evidence and file your construction accident claim.

  1. Take action on your construction accident

With Greenberg & Stein handling your construction accident case, proactive organization ensures strong litigation.

Organize your documentation of the construction accident you were involved with from the very beginning. Were there emails send back and forth regarding questionable safety practices or equipment? Those are the kinds of documents you want to start cataloguing now. Photographs, medical records, texts … anything that pertains to your case will be beneficial to your construction accident attorney.

Our construction accident attorneys successfully secured a $5,483,200 settlement for a Queens’ resident in December 2015. Our client’s injuries initially appeared insignificant after the accident; however, over time, they progressively worsened. A slip on water at a hospital led to multiple surgeries: knee replacement, lower back fusion, and three spinal implants.

Our client secured the deserved settlement, thanks to Greenberg & Stein’s dedicated construction accident attorneys.

Some individuals think that by handling the case themselves they might save on legal costs. Contrary to expectations, the opposite holds true. Do you have time to become an expert in construction accident law? The insurance company has seasoned attorneys using their knowledge against you.

Follow four steps: Identify your accident type and let Greenberg & Stein handle the challenges ahead. Be aware of what the process is and help by answering any questions your construction attorney might have for you. Your attention to detail will help in the investigation and evidence gathering. Lastly, it is crucial to take action by promptly organizing all pertinent documents, emails, pictures, or medical records associated with your construction accident.

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