Construction workers do their jobs honorably, diligently, and consistently, day after day. That is why if you have been injured in a construction site accident, you deserve financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more. Fortunately, all you have to do is read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about the legal process going forward:
What should I do after a construction site accident?
If you have been injured in a construction site accident, there are a few things you should do, especially if you plan on filing a personal injury claim. They are as follows:
- The first thing you must do is call the police. They will document the incident and send an ambulance that will take you to the nearest hospital for treatment.
- Generally, you will have a few minutes before the ambulance arrives, so you must ensure you use that time wisely. If physically capable, take pictures of the unsafe conditions, defective equipment, or any other safety hazard that caused your accident.
- From here, ensure you speak with any witnesses to the accident and request their contact information. This can include business cards, phone numbers, email addresses, or even written/verbally-recorded statements corroborating your claim.
- Once you are treated at the hospital, ask your doctor for all related medical documents and bills, of which you may also use in your personal injury claim.
- Perhaps most importantly, you should hire an experienced attorney. Our firm will work to gather, collect, and potentially subpoena all relative evidence to effectively file a third-party lawsuit on your behalf. This is so that you won’t have to sue your employer directly, which may cause you to lose your job, while still allowing you to receive the compensation you need to make a full recovery.
How long will I have to sue for an injury sustained in a New Jersey construction site accident?
Construction workers in New Jersey have a certain amount of time to take legal action against the negligent party that caused their injuries. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing, which you cannot let happen. We are ready to fight on your behalf–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
When someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, it is only right that they receive the justice they deserve. As a victim, your only job is to call us, and we will take it from there. Please, do yourself a favor and do not wait. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and is seeking financial compensation, contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today. Our firm is also experienced in handling legal matters relating to divorce, family law, criminal law, and more. We are here to help.