LA Construction Accident Attorneys: Consultations Available
Los Angeles led the nation in construction accidents in 2013 and there is no reason to doubt that this situation will continue in this year as well. Although the fact that L.A. and surrounding areas are able to offer so many job opportunities has been a source of attraction to many in the construction industry, these jobs are some of the most dangerous. Unfortunately, many accident victims are not aware of all of their options and do not realize that there is always a Los Angeles construction accident lawyer at Ellis Law is available for a free consultation.
Serious accidents, sometimes resulting in injury or death, often make the news in the Los Angeles area. For instance, in July, a construction accident in Century City resulted in the partial collapse of a parking structure, according to reports from the Los Angeles fire department. Fortunately, there were no injuries, though the accident was serious enough that it necessitated the evacuation of surrounding apartment complexes.
Authorities thought initially that a crane accident in which a large planter fell from the crane was to blame for the collapse, as has been the case in so many recent LA construction accidents. Further investigations revealed that lava rock and dirt used during landscaping and stored in the parking facility were too heavy for the structure to sustain and resulted in its collapse.
Victims should consult Los Angeles construction accident lawyers
Workers who have suffered injuries likely have substantial medical and rehabilitation costs with which to contend. Some injuries may have long-term ramifications for employment, leaving construction workers unable to continue with their previous jobs or to work at all. They may have no way to support their families and next of kin may be accountable for end of life expenses.
Workers’ compensation may cover some of these expenses, but will likely not be adequate to cover all of them. Unfortunately, workers and their families may believe that they are not able to file a personal injury lawsuit because of stipulations that they may not sue their employers, but are only entitled to worker’s comp.
In fact, however, it is possible to sue other parties such as subcontractors, training organizations, equipment manufacturers, and other entities who may be liable for some aspect of your injury or loss due to poor supervision, negligent design and manufacture of equipment, or other factors. That’s why it’s so important to consult the experienced LA construction accident attorneys at Ellis to learn about all the options available to you and your family.
LA construction accident attorneys at Ellis Law available for consultation
The Los Angeles construction accident lawyers at Ellis Law are available to meet with workers injured in construction accidents or with their families to discuss their rights and options for compensation for the injuries or losses that they have sustained.
At Ellis Law, we listen to your account of the incident, offer an honest assessment (free of charge) of your possible options, and answer any questions that you may have. Remember, it is important to contact us as soon as possible so that we can make use of all available evidence and avoid violating the statute of limitations.
To set up a complimentary consultation appointment, call 310-641-3335.