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California Real Estate & Construction Attorney
Real Estate and Construction disputes can have a devastating impact on real estate and construction projects. Real Estate and Construction legal disputes need an expert legal team to handle your case. There are many areas covered that include public and private sectors for real estate and construction.
Practice Areas for Real Estate Law:
- Agent Representation
- Broker Representation
- Individual Homeowner Representation
- Landlord and Tenant Representation (Commercial Leasing and Residential Leasing)
- Homeowner Association
- Property Management Companies
- Fiduciary Litigation
- Loan Negotiation and Documentation
- Entitlements and Development
- Fire Losses
Practice Areas for Construction Law:
- Alternative Dispute Resolutions (Arbitration, Mediation, Negotiations, etc.)
- Contract Law
- Contract Negotiation
- Contract Preparation
- Construction Litigation
- Defective Design and Construction Litigation
- Bidding disputed
- Insurance Issues (Damage, Liability, Indemnification, Surety)
- Claims being delayed
- Payment Issues and Disputes
- Personal Injury
- OSHA investigations and other federal agencies
- Violations of safety
- Permits for buildings
- Wage requirements
- False claims
- Litigation on construction cases
If you need legal experts to help guide you through your real estate and/or construction situation, our legal team is ready.
What to Consider When Choosing a Construction Site Accident Lawyer
Suppose you or a loved one have experienced construction site injuries resulting from an accident. In that case, you may be considering hiring a construction site accident lawyer who specializes in this area. Selecting the right construction site accident attorney for your case doesn’t have to be complicated. It is, however, vital that you do a little background work to make sure you’re hiring the best possible construction site accident lawyer for your case. So in this article, we’re walking you through what to look out for to ensure you make the right choice for yourself.
Types of Accidents in a Construction Site
Considering construction site employees make up 6% of the US workforce, 20% of all worker deaths in the US are in construction. There are many types of onsite construction accidents, including:
- Falling from a height, e.g., from a crane or scaffolding
- Excessive noise
- Struck by falling objects
- Vehicle accident
- Getting caught in equipment
- Defective and/or dangerous machinery
- Exposure to heat, e.g., when welding
Injury rates in the construction sector are a whopping 71% higher when compared to other industries. Accidents such as these can be devastating and have a lasting impact on your life. You may be entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills, ongoing care, and loss of income. Here are a few tips on what to look out for when hiring a specialist construction site accident lawyer:
Experience in Personal Injury Litigation
Rather than opting for a big law firm that doesn’t specialize in injury-related cases, focus your search on firms whose entire specialty is construction and personal injury cases. A law firm that practices in many areas may not have a detailed understanding of construction site injury cases. This type of construction site accident lawyer can guide you through the entire process, from launching a case to litigating your behalf if your case ends up in court. Your chosen lawyer should have solid experience in construction accident litigation. They’ll be familiar with going to trial, preparing for your case, and anticipating what the other side will do. While you may be keen to achieve a without-trial settlement, a specialist attorney that has experience of going to trial can support you from start to finish.
Their Track Record
A solid success rate will speak for itself. Ask about average case settlement amounts, so you’re sure that the lawyer will not accept a low offer on your behalf from the insurance company. It’s also worth checking their overall case success rate in cases such as yours. A reputable specialist law firm will be transparent about its success rate both in settlement and trial cases. Lastly, check out their client testimonials on their website and any social media accounts they run, as well as their Google Review star rating.
How They Treat You
The relationship you have with your construction site accident lawyer is essential. Look for someone who communicates with you and treats you with respect. If you feel uneasy about someone because they:
- Don’t return your calls
- Are unprofessional
- Seem unconcerned about your wellbeing
- Don’t explain what’s happening with your case
…or anything else that doesn’t seem ‘right’ – they’re not the lawyer for you. Your chosen firm will walk you through their process step-by-step. For example, here at the Heidari Law Group, we’ll:
- Gather information from you about what happened, the type of accident you had, when, what injuries you sustained, and check if there were any witnesses to your accident.
- Collect documentation related to your claims, such as medical records, any photographs of your injuries, insurance policy information, and medical bills
- Get down to the detail by investigating your accident and seek out further evidence, such as CCTV images, police reports, security camera footage, and so on.
- Start to negotiate with the other side’s attorneys for a fair compensation settlement that you’re entitled to as a result of your accident. If the negotiations are not successful, we’ll prepare to go to trial.
- Lastly, if you cannot travel to one of our offices, we can come to you.
They Tell You About The Small Print
Some lawyers charge a flat fee, others an hourly rate, or a no-win-no-fee charge. Either way, it’s crucial your lawyer talks through their payment model with you from the start. Your initial consultation should ideally be free. If you are struggling financially, opt for a no fee unless you win the payment model. This type of no-fee model is also called a contingency fee. In other words, you only pay once the case is settled and fees are taken from the settlement paid out by the insurance company. You don’t have to pay any upfront fees.
Ask your chosen construction site accident attorney about any additional support they provide. For instance, do they provide access to medical experts who can help you get treatment? Or medical professionals who will work on a lien basis, i.e., defer their payment until your case is settled? Your attorney may also be able to help you negotiate medical costs with your chosen provider.
Are You Ready to Hire a Construction Site Accident Lawyer?
Have you or a loved one been injured on a construction site? If so, talk to us about hiring a construction site accident lawyer. There are no fees until you win. Our dedication and experience will guide you every step of the way. Contact us 24/7 for a free no-obligation case evaluation.