Construction Site Accident Law Firm in Washington DC and Maryland
Look around the District on any given day and you’ll see scaffolding, cranes and other construction activity scattered throughout the city. Scaffolding structures are set up temporarily so that construction workers can replace windows, roof tiles and shingles and repair masonry. Occasionally, construction workers slip and fall and are seriously injured. Pedestrians walking underneath these temporary steel structures are sometimes the victims of a falling steel tube or a dangerous piece of hardware.
Scaffolding accidents are often preventable. Serious injuries occur when the scaffold assembly was improperly installed or maintained.
If you suffered a serious injury in a scaffolding accident or other construction site either as a construction worker or a passerby, and you believe it is someone else’s fault, call us for a free evaluation.
Construction sites are inherently prone to accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is charged with ensuring that developers and owners of property where construction or renovation is occurring are complaint with all federal regulations. Employers are also required to comply with all relevant local rules and regulations.
When a construction worker falls off a ladder or is injured due to a falling heavy object, OSHA is expected to conduct a thorough investigation to determine what went wrong.
You need an experienced attorney to access all of OSHA’s findings because often times they have already determined that the employer, developer or owner of the construction site was on notice about the risks and dangers associated with the unfortunate injury.
We will closely examine all the evidence and let you know whether you can pursue a personal injury case. If you can, you will have an aggressive litigator on your side and direct communication with your attorney.
We have the experience of going up against large insurance companies and government agencies in order to help put your life back together following an accident. Contact us for a full investigation of your case in order to determine whether negligence was the cause of your injury. If there was negligence, we will find the evidence. And if you suffered a serious injury, you could be entitled to compensation for lost wages, future wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims
There is a time limit for initiating a personal injury lawsuit. In Washington, D.C. and Maryland you have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim. Wrongful death matters are treated differently in the District of Columbia where the time limit is two years. In Maryland, there is a three-year limitation on wrongful death cases.
If you wait too long, you may be unable to pursue a case.
When you reach out to us, your personal injury attorney will thoroughly analyze your case and conduct a full investigation to determine whether you should pursue a case against whom.
Contact us for a free initial consultation.
If you suffered serious injuries, then you must act quickly and contact a lawyer.
Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.
You can count on our total dedication to you. We rely on the best experts to help us evaluate your case. With our firm on your side, you will have an attorney directly available to you. Contact us at 202-330-6290 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free initial consultation if you suffered a serious injury.
I CAN’T AFFORD A LAWYER. CAN YOU HELP ME?
We work on a contingency basis which means that you will not pay us anything for our services unless we are successful in resolving your case. In the case of a favorable outcome, our fee is a percentage of the total amount recovered. If we are not able to obtain a favorable outcome, then you owe us nothing for our time or expenses.