Construction sites can be very dangerous places for workers and bystanders. Among the heavy machinery and dangerous materials are accidents waiting to happen, including falls, electric shock, and being hit by falling objects. Workers can suffer severe injuries or death, and can incur huge medical bills; on-the-job injuries can involve lost wages and other expenses not always covered by worker’s compensation.
A construction accident can involve many parties onsite. Whether you are an injured worker or a bystander, Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law does its very best to balance your concerns, maximizing your compensation in the least intrusive way possible. Doing what is best for your situation is part of the personal touch Mr. Rivas provides.
Given the large number of actors and potential hazards on a construction site, it can be complex to determine responsibility for an accident. Serious construction injuries can be caused by:
A construction accident may involve a number of parties, including subcontractors, owners, engineers and equipment suppliers. If you are injured as an innocent bystander, generally those who caused your injury are responsible for compensation. For workers, the situation may be more complicated. Construction companies often try to limit their fault by blaming other actors for your accident, so even if you are receiving worker’s compensation, you may be eligible for compensation from one of the other parties involved.
Adding to the complexity, construction sites naturally change form as the project advances. Vital evidence may be destroyed or removed, making your claim harder to prove. In the event of a death, hiring Mr. Rivas may make all the difference.
Mr. Rivas has the resources to fight big, and his strength is fighting smart. His firm’s commitment to personal attention ensures that your particular story is presented in the best light. Because the firm limits its practice to personal injury and related areas, such as wrongful death, its knowledge is deep and complementary. Please visit the personal injury FAQs page to understand how the attentive team at Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law can achieve just compensation for you or your loved ones.
Jacob J. Rivas Attorney at Law provides personalized service for your legal needs. Call Phone: 559-263-9667 or toll free at or contact us online to arrange for a free consultation, also available in Spanish. We serve clients in Fresno, Tulare and Merced. The attorneys can make home and hospital visits for injured and disabled clients and schedule consultations in the evenings and on weekends.
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"$1,900,000.00 recovered for families for the wrongful death of their 2 children arising out of a drunk driving auto accident." - (2010)