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Construction Injuries

Construction sites are notoriously dangerous, so extra precautions must take place to ensure the safety of everyone involved. When those in charge fail to do this, it has serious, life-altering consequences. Our expert attorneys can help you work towards recovery in your construction injuries case.

Understanding Construction Injuries Cases

When you first started working on your project, a construction injuries lawyer was the last person you thought you would ever need to call. Whether you slipped and fell on a poorly mounted girder and sprained a ligament in your left knee; suffered a serious electrocution burn due to a co-worker’s negligence or incompetence; or developed chronic wheezing and lung ailments after inhaling a burst of vaporized tar, you and your family now must contend with a mountain of logistical, medical, and financial problems. Construction sites are notoriously dangerous. Not only do sites house large machinery, toxic chemicals and compounds, and heavy and sharp building materials, but they also change frequently and dynamically as projects proceed.

The sheer variety of hazards and their changing nature can make construction accident personal injury cases complicated to litigate. The experienced Florida injury attorneys at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP designed their practice specifically to empower and support injury victims. For more than 21 years, our team has relentlessly and aggressively focused on maximizing our clients’ recoveries and holding wrongdoers accountable. We passionately believe in putting our clients first, so we carefully screen all candidate plaintiffs. Not all Florida law firms are as discriminating. Indeed, many firms settle cases way too quickly simply to collect commissions and free up resources to take on ever more new clients. The team at DWKMR&S, on the other hand, is not looking for the quick “win” but rather the maximum benefit for our clients.

Construction Injuries Legal Help

The variables at play in most construction accident cases are dizzying. Consider a seemingly simple case, in which an assistant to a foreman drops a heavy beam on his foot and winds up saddled with $75,000 in medical and rehabilitation bills. What negligent party or parties could be held liable? Depending on the nature and circumstances of the injury, the class of defendants could include the foreman, the construction company, the owner of the property, a sub-contractor, the designer or manufacturer of the bar, and any insurance company that represents any liable party. The sheer dynamism of what happens on sites also creates confusion and leads to the fast deterioration of potentially useful evidence. For instance, if a forensic investigator fails to assess allegedly dangerous conditions on a site quickly after an accident, victims may find themselves at a significant disadvantage. In just a few weeks’ time, the site may look completely different. Your construction accident attorney may thus be compelled to use indirect methods, such as leveraging remembered witness testimony and medical documents, to make a case for you. Construction worker hit and nearly killed by 480-foot communication tower. Read more…

Son injured at Disney World. 8-year-old case resurrected at the 5th Court of Appeal. Dellecker Wilson saw the validity of and value in the case and through another two and one-half years realized a significant judgment for the injury sustained. This firm is nothing but highly professional, dedicated, diligent, compassionate and beyond reproach. Kudos to our team led by Ken McKenna. Doubtful there could be a smarter bunch of attorneys anywhere.

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Whether you or a family member just suffered an injury, concussion, or toxic exposure this afternoon; or you have delayed seeking help for days or weeks, now is the perfect time to connect with a Florida construction injuries lawyer at DWKMR&S for a free and confidential consultation. Unless we obtain a recovery for you, you pay no costs or fees. Call the firm at 888-726-6735. We also have a large library of free resources online to help you understand your rights and resources as an injury victim.

Construction Defects

Ignorance or neglect regarding construction and maintenance can cause serious harm and has life-changing consequences. If you’ve been injured from construction oversight or neglect, our team of expert attorneys can help you get back in control of your life and take the next steps towards true recovery.

Understanding Construction Defect Cases

The skills and knowledge of your construction defects lawyer can dramatically influence your potential to obtain a recovery to pay for crucial services, such as medical help and rehabilitation, as well as punitive damages and damages for pain and suffering. Whether you suffered a paralyzing slip and fall due to an improperly designed stairwell; or your children got sick after inhaling volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at your new beachfront condominium, you want to make sure the actions you take going forward will lead to a good outcome. Since 1989, the expert lawyers at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP have sought to provide consumers with the strategies, knowledge, and careful ethical representation they need to regain control of their lives and hold negligent and careless parties liable.

Different Types of Construction Defects

Infrastructure problems, design deficiencies, geotechnical engineering problems, hidden “on property” hazards, and even soil instability can cause or exacerbate conditions that lead to injury. Identifying the cause of an accident is a far subtler and more difficult business than many plaintiffs realize. It may seem obvious enough to you, for instance, that an unstable roof, faulty engineering scheme, or negligent contractor should be blamed for your concussion, laceration, burn, inhalation injury, or other problem. However, a probing review of the accident can lead to surprising conclusions. For instance, say an electrical fire started in your wall and burned through your condominium, destroying valuables and sickening your family with smoke inhalation. You might be inclined to blame the contractor or installer for negligence or poor quality work. But a forensic probe of the fire may reveal that the true culprit was a defective electrical component. In that case, the manufacturer or designer of that component should ultimately be responsible for your medical bills and other costs.

Construction Defect Legal Help

At DWKMR&S, we strive to understand our clients’ needs, listen to their concerns and goals, and establish a strategic process to keep them informed and in control throughout their case. Our clients and legal peers alike have praised us for our probing investigative skills, deep pretrial research, and extraordinary performances in the courtroom. Although we probably could take on more clients than we currently do, we deliberately work to limit the number of clients. Why do we do this? The answer is simple: we want to maximize our focus, so that all clients get superlative care at all times.

Build Your Construction Defect Case

Disasters, such as construction accidents, slip and falls, and illnesses caused by exposures to toxic substances, often leave victims scared, confused, and overwhelmed. Many victims get so overwhelmed, in fact, that they fail to take any action for a while after the crisis. This can be a big mistake. Evidence that might be useful, such as pictures of the injury when it happened, photographs of the defect itself, and firsthand accounts of the aftermath, can all degrade or be misremembered. The sooner you retain the services of an experienced, compassionate construction defects lawyer, the more options you may have to advocate for your rights and hold wrongdoers accountable. Connect with the Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos team by calling us at 888-726-6735, or review our free online resources to gain insight into your rights.

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