Houston Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction work poses numerous hazards to workers at a job site, such as crane collapses, electrocution, fall hazards, and working with and around heavy machinery. At Mithoff Law, we leverage our decades of experience handling complex construction accident cases to help our clients designate who or what caused their injury and represent their best interests during the legal process. From construction accident cases involving everything from negligence claims to product liability to wrongful death, our nationally renowned team has built a track record of success and integrity.
The experienced attorneys at Mithoff Law have extensive experience in handling construction accident claims, including recently representing a crane operator who sustained severe spinal injuries when the pedestal crane he was operating in a drydock facility collapsed. Plaintiffs alleged that the pedestal crane had defective bolts affixing it to its platform, and that it had been improperly inspected and/or maintained. The case settled for a confidential amount.
Mithoff Law also recently represented the surviving family of a contractor who was electrocuted and killed, when he came into contact with an appliance that had been improperly wired during the course of home construction. The case settled for a confidential amount.
Work with construction accident lawyers who know the tremendous impact that injuries can have construction workers and their families. If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligence of another party, call 713-654-1122 to discuss your case with the experienced Houston construction accident attorneys at Mithoff Law.
“Mithoff, a Houston personal injury lawyer, is no stranger to winning big payoffs for large groups of people. He negotiated a $2.3 billion settlement with the tobacco industry for Harris and other counties, and he won $80 million for residents of a nursing home who were killed in a 2005 bus explosion while fleeing Hurricane Rita.”
– Houston Chronicle, November 22, 2017
What should I do if I’ve been injured in a construction accident?
Your job site should have safety and emergency protocols in place, but should they not, the following instructions may help mitigate further injury.
If you are injured in a construction accident, you should:
- Get prompt medical attention for the injury.
- Report the injury to the employer but do not sign anything without speaking to your lawyer.
- Collect witness testimony, photos of the injury and equipment and any other evidence that could be helpful for your case
- Contact an attorney from Mithoff Law to learn about your legal options
Although our team will run a thorough investigation with subject matter experts, we do encourage clients to collect evidence if possible, such as photographs of the accident scene, as the conditions at a construction site can change quickly.
Common causes of construction accidents
Construction can span activities as varied as homebuilding, commercial projects, and maritime and offshore construction, the work itself is labor-intensive, and injuries can be serious when accidents occur.
Some of the leading causes of construction accidents include:
- Improper use or maintenance of equipment
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Insufficient training
- Defective equipment
- Poor safety precautions and oversight
- Crane or hoist accidents
- Collapsed structures
- Fires and explosions
- Falling objects
- Electrical accidents
- Misuse of tools
- Welding accidents
A construction accident lawyer from Mithoff Law will work diligently and with the assistance of industry experts to understand and identify the factors at play in your accident, and to determine who may be responsible for your injuries.
Is a third-party responsible for my construction accident?
In the construction field, there are often persons or companies responsible for injuries other than a person’s employer. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help identify the parties responsible for your injury, potentially negotiate a settlement, and prepare your case for trial.
Potentially responsible third parties may include:
- Owners of the construction site
- General contractors
- Equipment manufacturers
Need help? Contact a construction accident lawyer from Mithoff Law.
We understand how stressful an injury or loss of life can be on you and your family’s wellbeing. At Mithoff Law, our trial-tested lawyers represent you so that you and your family can focus on healing. We have received national recognition for our performance in the courtroom.
If you or a loved one needs someone experienced to guide you through the legal process, then contact Mithoff Law. Call 713-654-1122 today.