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Kent County Construction Site Accident Lawyer

Ottawa County construction site accident attorney

Attorney for Injury Victims of Construction Site Accidents in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Surrounding Areas

Construction projects occur frequently on business premises, college campuses, roadways, and public areas, often bringing with them an increased risk of injury to the people nearby. Contractors and construction site managers are expected to follow safety procedures, but with the evolving nature of projects and the heavy equipment and machinery in use, accidents can happen, resulting in injuries to workers and bystanders alike.

Your injuries from a construction site accident can be severe and long-lasting, requiring expensive medical treatment. If so, you need a personal injury attorney who can help you get the compensation you need to recover. You can rely on John D. Tallman, Attorney at Law, and his nearly 40 years of experience serving injury victims throughout Kent County and the surrounding areas. We commit to your case from start to finish, and we only receive compensation if we achieve compensation for you.

Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents in Grand Rapids

A number of incidents on construction sites can lead to injuries. Some of the most common include:

  • Scaffolding collapses: When construction scaffolding falls, it poses a danger not only to the workers who may fall from great heights, but also to passersby below.
  • Electrical issues: Exposed wires or power lines downed in the course of a construction project can start fires or cause electrocution injuries.
  • Gas leaks: If a construction project hits a gas line, the fumes can create a fire risk or cause respiratory damage or poisoning.
  • Equipment accidents: Cranes, bulldozers, and other construction equipment that is defective or insufficiently maintained may malfunction and endanger on-site workers and people in the area.
  • Dangerous road conditions: Road construction crews may fail to install proper signage or may leave dangerous debris in the roadway, leading to serious car accidents.

Help From a West Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in a construction site accident, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance at establishing liability and securing compensation. These cases are challenging for a couple of key reasons. First, you will need to prove that elements of the construction site caused your injury. If possible, you should take pictures of the scene of the accident that show the specific contributing factors, including the hazardous conditions or the lack of sufficient warning signage.

Second, you will need to identify who is responsible for the conditions causing your injury. Construction accidents have a wide range of potentially liable parties, including construction site employees, manufacturers of construction equipment, the contractor or construction company in charge of the project, or the owner of the building or structure that is under construction. In many cases, multiple parties share in the liability for the same accident. While it can be relatively straightforward to prove the negligence of one employee, establishing liability for a larger entity often requires access to business records throughout the history of the project, which you will likely have difficulty obtaining without an attorney's assistance.

After gathering and thoroughly reviewing the evidence, we will advise you as to the parties from which you can pursue compensation as well as the amount of compensation you should seek based on your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will stand by you throughout the litigation process with the goal of reaching a fair and full settlement, and we are prepared to present a strong case in court if a trial is necessary to reach a resolution.

Contact a Kent County Construction Accident Lawyer

When a construction site accident disrupts your life through no fault of your own, you need a lawyer who can help you get back on track and seek recovery for your damages. If you have been injured in Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Holland, Muskegon, or throughout Kent County, Ottawa County, Muskegon County, and the surrounding areas, contact us for a free consultation at 616-361-8850.

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