If you suffered a construction injury in Nassau County, you might face a mountain of paperwork and medical bills. At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we believe that an injury victim’s first priority should be his health and wellness—not his legal matters.
We have decades of experience handling construction injury cases in New York. Our team can help you determine a course of action moving forward. While we don’t handle workers’ compensation cases, we can work with the attorney handling that situation.
Yet, if you were injured in a construction accident due to the negligent actions of a third party, we could help. A Nassau County lawyer is ready to manage your claim or lawsuit.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Nassau County, call 516-451-7900
How Your Lawyer Can Help You
Your lawyer can:
- Provide counsel on your situation
- Manage your case’s proceedings
- Investigate your situation
- Calculate your losses
- Negotiate a settlement
- Take care of all communications
Seeking legal representation can take the burden of paperwork and plans for the future off your shoulders. We want you to focus on healing.
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How Much Does It Cost to Work with Our Team?
We work on a contingency-fee basis. In this arrangement:
- You don’t pay anything hourly, up front, or out of pocket.
- We’ll take a percentage of your winnings if we achieve a settlement.
- We finance all of your case’s obligations, including consulting.
- If we don’t win your case, no problem; you don’t pay our attorney’s fees.
We can start your case today.
You Generally Have Three Years to File Your Lawsuit
Construction workers cannot sue their employers in New York. They can file a lawsuit against a third party, though. There are many individuals who may be responsible for your construction incident, including the property owner, equipment manufacturers, engineers, General Contractors and others.
If you file a lawsuit against these parties, you generally have three years to act, per CPLR § 214. However, if you sue a government agency, you could have even less time to file. To protect your right to compensation, we recommend taking action as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could lose the right to seek damages via a civil lawsuit.
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What Types of Damages Can You Pursue?
Following a construction incident in Nassau County, you could recover a host of injury-related losses. Your lawyer will use your medical bills, wage statements, and other documents to prove the cost of your economic losses.
These damages come with confirmed monetary values and may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost income, tips, and bonuses
- Employee benefits and promotions
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Funeral and burial expenses (if you lost a loved one)
We can also establishverify the cost of your non-economic losses. We will base our calculations on the facts of your case. Non-economic losses in a lawsuit comprise:
- Pain and suffering
- Disability and disfigurement
- Impaired quality of life
- Loss of consortium
You could qualify for other types of losses, depending on the severity of your injuries.
What Can You Expect from the Legal Process?
If we’re a good fit for you, we’ll start immediately investigating the circumstances of your case. This will involve:
- Speaking to witnesses
- ObtainingRequesting security camera footage (if available)
- Consulting with injury reconstruction specialists and healthcare professionals
- Obtaining photos of the injury scene and your actual injuries
- Gathering evidence of your damages
- Going over your medical records with a healthcare professional
Once we conclude our investigation, we will know who (or what) caused your injuries and who is responsible.
We will File Your Insurance Claim
Using the evidence we find, your lawyer will file your claim with the liable insurance company. We’ll start this process by sending them a demand letter. This document will list the cause of your injuries, the cost of your damages, and your health outlook.
Once receiving our letter, they will often try to lowball your claim or place blame on you:.
- Deny your claim
- Lowball your claim
- Accept your claim
We do not have time for bad faith insurance practices. So, if the insurer tries to pressure you, we’ll rely on our experience to counteract these tactics.:
- Accepting a settlement that doesn’t cover your losses
- Scaring you into resolving your case
If the insurer doesn’t want to play by the books, we’ll file a lawsuit directly against the negligent party and take your case to trial if needed..
We will Manage Your Civil Lawsuit
There are a lot of moving parts involved with filing a lawsuit. Rest assured, though; we will handle all of them. To prepare your lawsuit for trial, your lawyer will:
- Manage depositions
- Exchange information with the other party’s lawyers
- Analyze your case’s evidence
- Explain what statements could help you on the stand
- Cross-examine witnesses
- Demonstrate the severity of your condition
Remember: as we mentioned earlier, you must file your case within the appropriate deadline. Otherwise, the American Bar Association (ABA) says that you could lose the right to pursue damages.
Measures After Getting Hurt in a Nassau County Construction Incident
You deserve legal aid after getting hurt on a construction site. While we manage your claim or lawsuit’s details, we recommend that you:
Seek Medical Attention
If you are injured, seek medical attention immediately. Even if your injuries don’t appear serious, it’s wise to get checked out by a healthcare professional. They can keep hidden conditions from getting worse. They can also treat your major injuries.
Gather Pieces of Information
Any information you can provide to your attorney will help build your compensation case. While your case unfolds, we recommend keeping the following documents:
- Your medical bills and other healthcare-related invoices
- Emails between yourself and the insurer
- Your doctor’s contact information
- Your treatment plans
- The results of any lab tests or imaging scans
- Paperwork from your workers’ compensation claim (if you filed one)
Trust your gut in these situations. If you think a certain piece of paperwork could aid your case, keep it.
Write Down Your Own Personal Account of Events
Construction incident claims can take months or years to resolve. During that period, you could forget some information about the incident that harmed you. So, whether in a journal or digital document, we recommend writing down what you remember. Your personal testimony could answer some key questions about your situation.
Connect with Our Law Firm Today to Learn More
A lawyer representing construction accident victims can manage your case and all of its obligations. To begin your free case review, call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (516) 451-7900. We also assist clients in Spanish.