Yes, you can get a construction accident settlement without a lawyer. But doing so will require extensive research, work, legal knowledge, and negotiating skills. Being involved in a construction accident is usually serious, and the consequences are sometimes life-changing. To promote your claim’s success, you want to ensure that your case is on solid, legal ground, and it is built on evidence.
Additionally, you need to be able to calculate the cost of your damages. You do not want to short-change yourself and agree to a settlement offer that does not fully cover your losses. Just because you have been offered a settlement from the insurance company does not mean that it’s a fair offer. The total cost of your economic and noneconomic damages may be more than you think.
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What a Construction Accident Settlement May Include
In Florida, you are not allowed to sue your employer following a construction accident. However, you are still allowed to pursue legal action if you can prove that another party caused your damages. For example, if a machine malfunctioned and resulted in your injuries, you can sue the manufacturer under product liability laws.
Some items that may be included in a construction accident settlement include:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Disfigurement or disability
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death expenses, per Florida Statutes §768.21
You may be able to pursue the cost of other items that we have not listed here.
Benefits of Working with a Construction Accident Lawyer
When you hire a construction accident lawyer, you can expect them to employ their legal knowledge and resources on your behalf. Their ultimate goal is to prove that because of another party’s negligent actions or behaviors, you have sustained financial losses. Construction accident lawyers strive for an out of court agreement by first negotiating for a settlement with the insurance company. However, if this proves to be fruitless, then they can take your case before a judge.
Some of the measures your legal team will take to promote your case’s success include:
- Proving responsibility by doing investigative work
- Estimating the cost of your losses
- Interviewing witnesses
- Working with worker’s compensation insurance, if applicable
- Dealing with the involved insurance agencies
- Negotiating a fair settlement
Your legal team will likely perform additional services to those here.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
Many construction accident victims try to reach a settlement on their own because they fear that they cannot afford legal assistance. When you work with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, that is not the case. Our team works on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning that you do not pay us anything upfront to get our help. We only get paid our attorney’s fees at the conclusion of your case if we are able to get compensation on your behalf.
Depending on when your construction accident happened, Florida Statute §95.11 allows four years from the date of the incident to pursue litigation. Yet, the circumstances of your situation may toll this timeframe.
We encourage you to call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today. To learn more about how to get a construction accident settlement with a lawyer, call 1-800-747-3733.