Smithtown Construction Accident Lawyer

Because of the heavy equipment and tools found on construction sites, accidents can lead to serious or fatal injuries. If someone else’s negligence led to the injuries you suffered on a construction site, you could be entitled to compensation via a personal injury claim or lawsuit. The Smithtown construction accident attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC can help you.

Our personal injury lawyers in Smithtown can file your case for you, giving you the time you need to focus on your recovery. We’ll manage the entire legal process on your behalf, speaking to insurance companies and negotiating for a fair settlement. Reach out to us today to get started with a free initial consultation.

Recovering Compensation With the Help of Our Smithtown Construction Accident Lawyer

Our personal injury attorneys will fight for the settlement you deserve. You can trust our law firm to calculate the total value of your case to ensure you’re requesting the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to.

Some of the damages we may request on your behalf include:

Economic Damages

These are your tangible losses related to the accident.

Each case is different, but generally, accident victims can claim economic damages including :

  • Property damage, if any of your personal items such as your cell phone or vehicle were lost in the accident
  • Medical expenses, including all hospital fees, doctor’s appointments, and medical exams required because of your construction injuries
  • Lost income and reduced earning capacity, if you aren’t able to earn as much as you could before the accident
  • Any other out-of-pocket costs incurred because of the accident

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are your intangible accident-related losses. They often include:

  • Physical pain and suffering you felt because of your injuries or accident-related medical treatment
  • Reduced quality of life and loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

These types of damages can be more difficult to quantify, but our team will put our decades of experience to work to help you seek fair compensation.

Wrongful Death Damages

If you lost someone you love in a fatal construction accident, the team at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC offers our most sincere condolences. We will fight for justice for your family, helping you seek wrongful death damages from the liable party. Some of the types of damages you can recover after a fatal accident in Smithtown include:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of the decedent’s financial support
  • Loss of the support and services your loved one would have provided to your family
  • Conscious pain and suffering felt by your loved one
  • Loss of parental guidance
  • Medical bills related to your loved one’s fatal injury or illness

The decedent’s personal representative is the only party eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York State. We can help you determine who is eligible to pursue compensation when you reach out to us for your free initial consultation.

How Our Legal Team Serving Smithtown, NY Will Help You Fight for the Compensation You Need

You need time to recover after your construction accident. Our team of lawyers in Smithtown is ready to navigate the legal process for you, ensuring you don’t settle for less money than you deserve.

When you hire us for legal representation, we will:

  • Speak to any party involved in your case on your behalf
  • Explain your legal options to help you make informed decisions regarding your case
  • Assess your case to ensure we’re asking for a settlement that covers all your losses
  • Determine who is liable for compensating you
  • Gather evidence that supports your claim or lawsuit
  • Prepare you and any witnesses for trial, if an appropriate out-of-court settlement cannot be reached

Why Clients Choose to Work With Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC After Suffering a Construction Accident

Our clients partner with us because of our dedication to their cases. We treat each client we work with like a member of our family, and we truly care about the outcome of your case. If you decide to work with us, you have a team on your side that:

  • Has over 85 years of legal experience fighting for injured clients
  • Prepares you for court, if that’s what is necessary to get the settlement you’re entitled to
  • Is not afraid to take on tough cases, such as those involving large corporations or more than one liable party
  • Refuses to settle for less than you deserve
  • Has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients

Another benefit of hiring Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, is that we take all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. You never owe us anything upfront, and we never ask you for payment until after we win or settle your case. Once we’ve recovered a fair settlement for you, we receive an agreed-upon percentage of it to cover the costs of our legal services.

We also offer free initial consultations, so call us today to learn more about how our team can help you.

Former Clients Appreciated the Legal Guidance They Received From Our Attorneys in Smithtown, NY

Our team prides itself on the positive testimonials we’ve received from former clients. After choosing to work with our team, they say:

  • “Happy to have worked with Trantolo & Trantolo I highly recommend Blake for personal injury cases. With their extensive experience, dedication to clients, and proven track record of success, they are an exceptional choice for anyone seeking skilled representation in personal injury matters. Brandee was very helpful and kept constant contact so communication was never lost. Very pleased with the final result!” – K.S.
  • “I highly recommend Attorney Hannant and Paralegal Rebeca. They were very easy to work with. They both kept in contact with me and got me a great result.” – J.P.

You can read more reviews from our satisfied clients on our testimonials page.

Our Team Will Inform You of Your Legal Options as a Construction Accident Victim

As the victim of a construction accident in Smithtown, you may be able to seek compensation through a few different legal routes. These often include filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party or filing a workers’ compensation claim through your employer’s insurer.

You can file a personal injury lawsuit when someone else’s negligence led to your accident. Meanwhile, workers’ compensation claims are not fault-based, which means determining liability is not required in these cases. According to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, accident victims can often recover healthcare benefits, lost wages, and survivor benefits through a workers’ compensation claim.

Our team will analyze your case to determine whether you should file a fault-based lawsuit or a workers’ comp claim.

You Must File Your Construction Injury Case on Time in Smithtown

According to the statute of limitations, or CVP § 214, you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If your loved one passed away in a construction injury incident, you typically have two years to file, according to EPT § 5-4.1.

If you plan to file a workers’ comp claim, you’ll need to let your employer know within 30 days, according to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. You have two years from the date of your accident or the date of discovery to file an Employee Claim with the Workers’ Compensation Board.

By bringing  your case to us as soon as possible, we will ensure you’re aware of these deadlines and help you get started on your case right away.

Types of Construction Accident Injuries That Could Allow You to Recover a Settlement

Whether you were injured by another party’s negligence or while performing the duties of your job, you may be able to seek compensation. Some of the types of injuries that construction victims may suffer include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Electrocution
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Eye injuries
  • Falls from heights
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries

These injuries often occur because of a lack of proper safety measures, faulty equipment, poorly trained staff, and improper fall protection. Our team will investigate your case to determine how your accident happened and who we should hold responsible.

Call Us Today to Begin Your Construction Accident Case With a Free Initial Consultation

Our team is ready to help you seek compensation from the party who caused your injuries. If you are an injured construction worker, we can also help you fight for benefits through a workers’ compensation claim.

Remember, you have a limited amount of time to file your case, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you get started. Call us today for your free legal consultation.

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