How to Prove a Construction Accident in Los Angeles

How to Prove a Construction Accident in Los Angeles

Updated on Tuesday 18th July 2017

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How-to-Prove-a-Construction-Accident-in-Los-Angeles.jpgConstruction accidents can be caused by a defective product used on site or by the fact that the construction site owner was negligent with the mandatory security measure or equipment. In some cases, liability can also be pinned on the architect or engineer or the contractors (general or sub-contractors).
Construction accidents may seem more complicated because they are often entwined with workplace injury claims. Because of this, it is useful to consult with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.

Liability in construction accidents

Determining who is liable for an accident that occurred on a construction site, and that hurt one or maybe more workers is a very important step when making a claim for a construction accident in Los Angeles. One or more entities may be held liable, according to their specific tasks and responsibilities during the project.
The construction site owner has the duty to control the premises as the work that takes place. Contractors, either general, prime contractors or subcontractors also have a duty of care towards their employees in ensuring safe working conditions. Architects and engineers are also entrusted with providing safe project in line with the applicable construction codes and rules, and, if applicable, they are also entrusted with on-site inspections. 
One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you determine liability and file a personal injury claim. Most of these claims are settled outside of court but if needed one of our attorneys can also represent you in court.
Our lawyers invite you to watch the following video about construction accidents:


Proving negligence in construction accidents

The construction company can be accused of negligence if it fails to provide a safe work environment, free of all known or foreseeable dangers.
If needed, our lawyers can use the help of an expert witness. An expert can inspect the workplace and provide an informed opinion regarding the hazardous nature of the work environment. Construction accidents can be fatal and in this case, the family of the victim can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
A worker’s compensation can include, apart from the expenses associated with medical care, those related to lost wages and future lost income.
You can contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys for more information and advice on construction accidents.


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