Northern Nevada is expanding at an amazing rate with construction projects evident throughout the region, including Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and the ever-expanding Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Storey County. Unfortunately, construction accidents are common occurrences all over the world, and Reno and the surrounding areas are no different.
If you’ve been in a construction accident in Reno or Northern Nevada, you do not have to go it alone. Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, are passionate about helping our clients get the compensation they deserve after a construction accident, so they may recover as quickly as possible. If you need help dealing with a work injury contact our Reno construction accident lawyers for a free case evaluation.
At Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC, we are here to help. We work hard on every case to ensure our clients go home satisfied with the effort and passion we deliver. If you need help dealing with a complicated case, reach out to our law firm: We will do everything we can to make sure you get the compensation you deserve and the help you need to get back on your feet.
Our firm has won large construction settlements in the last several years, starting at $550,000 in a casino construction accident. We cannot promise a result in your case, but we will fight hard to get you the most money we can. Call us now to see what we can do for you.
In recent years, a huge influx of people has come to live in the Reno area. This has prompted the construction of many new homes and apartment buildings to house new residents. Many of these projects are to improve streets, sewage systems, playgrounds, traffic signals, and other public works.
Whenever there is construction going on, there is large equipment, including cranes, trucks, and tools for drilling, building, etc. With so many dangerous items on-site, accidents are bound to happen. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that around 77,490 construction accidents happen in a given year.
There are many types of accidents that happen on construction sites, including:
Some of the most common injuries resulting from the accidents above include:
Some injuries are much more serious than others. No matter how you were injured in a construction accident, make sure you get the healthcare you need to recover. Many injuries that are not properly cared for right off the bat result in serious complications in the future. Ensuring your health is taken care of is the most important thing you can do after an accident.
Construction companies must offer worker’s compensation for their employees. With worker’s compensation, you can file an insurance claim and receive money to help pay for medical expenses and a percentage of lost wages. However, workers’ compensation is often not enough if you have severe injuries after your construction accident.
In this case, you might also file a personal injury claim against someone other than your employer who was responsible for your accident. If you are an independent contractor who was working on a construction site or a bystander injured when walking or driving by a construction site, call us to determine who negligently caused the accident.
Here’s what you must establish to prove that someone caused your injuries:
If you can prove these elements of negligence, you will generally have a valid claim against whomever caused your injuries.
Common responsible parties include:
Construction accident settlements vary based on many factors, including whether you’re filing a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party liability claim.
With a workers’ comp claim, you can usually seek damages for:
With a third-party liability claim, you can also pursue:
Settlements vary widely and a particular outcome is never guaranteed, so call us before making a final decision on how much to accept in your case.
If you were in a construction accident, you probably have questions about how these cases work. If so, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our page below for answers to our clients’ most common questions. And if you need further help, don’t hesitate to reach out to Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC for further guidance.
A: After an accident, there are a few steps you need to take:
Once you take these steps, you are well on your way to recovery.
A: If you were injured at a construction site as a bystander, you can still file a claim. In most cases, you will file a claim against the construction company, but you may also file one against the city or a specific person who caused your injury. Regardless, you have a good chance of winning a case if you can prove that the other party was negligent.
A: Similar to a construction accident injury claim, Nevada law also allows survivors of the deceased to pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim.
Typically, any heirs to the estate of the deceased may bring a claim; most often, this means a surviving spouse or child of the deceased, though other family members may also qualify.
Our Reno construction accident attorneys know how to file and fight wrongful death actions, and can help you and your family understand your options in this difficult time.
A: According to Nevada law, to pursue a claim for your construction site injury, you must prove:
A: It depends on the circumstances of the case. If you were injured as a direct result of someone else’s negligence or the malfunction of machinery that should have been taken care of by the company or manager, you can likely file a claim. However, these cases can be complicated. You should talk to an attorney if you are unsure about your ability to file a claim.
A: In Nevada, employers must provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees. This insurance protects employers from most lawsuits that would require them to pay additional damages. However, depending on who was actually at fault in your case and what your employment status is, you may not have to file a workers’ compensation claim, and may instead file a personal injury claim, which generally covers more in damages. Discuss your case with a lawyer to determine what route you can go.
A: You can claim all the typical damages that are available in a personal injury claim.
A: The time a construction accident takes to conclude depends on the circumstances. In many cases, construction accidents settle within a few months if your lawyer helps you negotiate a good settlement. In other cases, the claim may have to be decided in court and could take much longer.
If you were injured by a construction accident in Reno or Northern Nevada, the lawyers at Benson & Bingham Accident Injury Lawyers, LLC are here to help. We have successfully negotiated millions of dollars of winnings for our clients.
We work hard to help our clients see the results they deserve. While we can’t guarantee an outcome, we promise everyone who comes to us that we will do our best to settle the case in their favor. We are determined to see justice done and help people like you get back on their feet after an accident.
Since 2003, we have fought successfully for victims of personal injury accidents. If you need help recovering from an injury that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with us today. We are ready to help, so call our Reno office now at (775) 600-6000 or send us a message to get a free case review from our team.
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