North Hempstead Construction Accident Attorney

If you were injured in a construction accident, you should not have to pay for the aftermath of your accident. You are likely eligible to recover compensation through either a workers’ compensation claim or a negligence-based personal injury lawsuit. Our North Hempstead construction accident attorneys can explain which of these legal options is best for your case.

When you hire the personal injury attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, we will manage all aspects of your case. We know you need time to heal both physically and mentally after a construction accident. While you focus on your recovery, we will demand compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost income, and more. Call us today to learn more during a free initial consultation.

Damages You Can Recover After a Construction Accident in North Hempstead

After your construction accident, our legal team can help you file a personal injury claim to pursue your economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those with a direct financial value, while your non-economic damages are your intangible losses. You can seek a settlement that covers:

Economic Construction Accident Damages

Your recoverable economic damages may include:

  • Medical expenses, including hospital stays, medical exams, prescription medications, doctor’s appointment fees, and assistive medical devices
  • Lost income, if your injuries force you to take time off work
  • Reduced earning capacity, if your injuries prevent you from returning to the job you once worked
  • Property damage if any of your personal belongings were broken or lost in the accident

Your Construction Accident-Related Non-Economic Damages

Your construction accident lawyer can recover the following damages on your behalf:

  • Pain and suffering, for the physical pain you endured
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, if your injuries prevent you from participating in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment
  • Mental anguish, especially if you suffer from anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because of the accident
  • Scarring and disfigurement, if the accident caused you to suffer significant scarring or other changes to your physical appearance

Wrongful Death Damages in Fatal Accident Cases

If you lost someone you love in a construction accident in North Hempstead, the team at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC offers our sincere condolences. Losing someone you love is never easy, so our team is here to offer emotional support and fight for the settlement you deserve.

Some of the damages our wrongful death lawyers can pursue include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Your loved one’s accident-related medical expenses
  • Loss of the decedent’s financial support
  • Conscious pain and suffering
  • Loss of parental care and guidance
  • Loss of services

Only certain parties are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the decedent’s beneficiaries. We can explain more during your initial legal consultation.

How Our North Hempstead Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You Build Your Construction Injury Case

The construction injury lawyers at our firm are dedicated to handling your case from start to finish, giving it the attention to detail it deserves. When you bring your case to our law firm, we will:

  • Handle communications with all parties, including insurance companies, the liable party’s legal team, and witnesses
  • Collect evidence that proves your right to compensation, such as your medical records, witness statements, the police report, and accident scene photos
  • Prove which party is liable for your injuries
  • Explain your legal options, which may include filing a personal injury lawsuit or a workers’ compensation claim
  • Walk you through the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury case, so you never feel lost throughout the process of seeking compensation
  • Document all your recoverable damages
  • Fight your case in court, if necessary

We have been fighting for the rights of our injured clients since 1938. For over 85 years, we’ve helped accident victims just like you navigate the legal process to recover the settlements they deserve. We won’t back down or settle for anything less than you need. Let Our Family, Help Your Family.

Read What Former Clients Say About Our Legal Team Serving North Hempstead

Clients choose to work with Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC because we treat our clients like family and make your financial recovery our priority. Read what our former clients say after deciding to hire us for legal guidance:

  • “Attorney Hannant and paralegal Rebecca kept me in the loop every step of the way, and did everything to make this process soooo smooth, I can’t thank them enough for their hard work and dedication to the cases they take on! They’re incredible to work with, I very highly recommend.” – C.B.
  • “I had a great experience picking Trantolo & Trantolo as my law firm for my case. Angela Edwards did an amazing job keeping me informed and making me feel secure in the entire process while doing her best in getting me the best results possible in my case. 10/10 would use this firm again.” – O.G.

We are here to advocate for you and fight for the justice you deserve.

Injured Construction Workers Can Hire Our Team at No Upfront Costs

Not only is the aftermath of a construction accident physically and mentally overwhelming, it can also be financially overwhelming. At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, we never want to be a financial burden, which is why we work on a contingency-fee basis.

A contingency-fee payment structure means you don’t pay us until we win or settle your case. Once your case is won or settled, we take a percentage of your compensation to cover all the legal fees of your case. This way, you never spend anything out-of-pocket.

Our firm also provides free initial consultations, during which you can seek legal advice, ask questions, and learn more about how construction injury cases work.

Time is Limited  to File Your North Hempstead Construction Accident Lawsuit

If you were hurt in an accident in North Hempstead, you will have to file your case based on New York state’s statute of limitations. Per CVP § 214, you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. EPT § 5-4.1 usually allows two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Getting an early start on your case is helpful as it allows your legal team all the time they need to investigate, complete paperwork, and submit your case before the statute of limitations expires.

There may also be time limits that apply to your workers’ compensation claim. According to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, you must notify your employer within 30 days. If you bring your case to our firm right away, we can help you do this.

How Do Construction Accidents Happen in North Hempstead?

Our team will investigate your case to determine the cause of your accident. Once we understand how your accident happened, we can determine liability and seek the compensation you need.

Some of the common causes of construction accidents we’ve seen include:

  • Accidents with construction machinery
  • Falls from heights
  • Electrocution
  • Defective equipment
  • Truck or car accidents
  • Chemical exposure
  • Fires
  • Ground or building collapse

We will assess all available evidence to help us determine how your accident occurred.

Proving Liability in Your North Hempstead Injury Case

Before we can recover your compensation, we need to prove who caused your construction accident. Responsible parties could include:

  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Property owners
  • General contractors or subcontractors
  • Safety managers
  • A construction company

We will need to satisfy the four elements of negligence to prove your right to compensation. These include duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages. Essentially, our team must demonstrate that:

  • The liable party was responsible for keeping you safe
  • They failed to keep you safe by demonstrating negligence
  • Their action or inaction is the reason you suffered an injury
  • The construction accident caused you to suffer damages

If you have any type of evidence from the accident scene, bring them to your legal team. Witness contact information and any other details you can remember from the accident can help us as we build your case.

Call Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC to Get Started With Your Construction Injury Case in North Hempstead

Our personal injury attorneys are ready to fight for your compensation, whether we file an insurance claim, a lawsuit, or both. We have over 85 years of experience seeking compensation for injured workers’ medical treatment, missed paychecks, and more.

The construction accident lawyers at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC are ready to pursue fair compensation on your behalf. When you call us today, we will provide a free initial consultation and review your legal options. Remember, you have a limited amount of time to file your case, so don’t wait to get started.

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