Minneapolis Construction Accident Lawyers
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has described the construction industry as the “engine of job growth” for the state since 2011. DEED projects continued growth in construction by 8.9% by 2026. While great for the economy, the construction boom also brings increased opportunities for construction accidents, which can leave victims with life-altering physical, emotional, and financial consequences.
When you sustain a construction accident, you need a substantial settlement to mitigate your losses and stabilize your household’s financial future. Our Minneapolis construction accident lawyers at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law are ready to fight for that settlement.
Why Choose Tyroler Leonard Injury Law?
We know there are hundreds of injury law firms you can choose to partner with. Those firms have teams of construction accident attorneys who probably have similar legal credentials as our team. So why choose Tyroler Leonard Injury Law?
Clients Come First
We operate with a client-first mindset. At the start of our collaboration, we spend time discussing our plans with you, so you know what to expect from us and know what we will need from you. We want you to have peace of mind. If you need advice after hours, we are here to give it. Other firms may share our credentials but do not always show the same care for clients.
Communication Is Our Priority
We communicate. You will never be left wondering “what’s going on?” with your case. We understand your anxiety and know how much you depend on a settlement. At some firms, keeping clients up to date is not a priority. The Minneapolis injury attorneys at Tyroler Leonard will keep you informed. Our clients say so themselves.
We Have a Record of Success
We get results. Your construction accident injury may be life-changing. We will work to make sure your settlement is adequate to address those changes and give you justice.
How Our Minneapolis Construction Site Accident Lawyers Will Help You
After a construction accident, you will have to work through physical pain and emotional trauma, all while facing a suddenly uncertain financial future. Trying to manage your injury case on your own while in this weakened and distracted condition leaves you vulnerable to the at-fault party’s representatives, who will most certainly try to limit their payout and give you as little compensation as possible.
Do not spend any of your physical or emotional energy managing your case. Leave the legalities to us. While you focus on recovery, we will:
- Investigate your accident extensively.
- Gather evidence to support your claim.
- Prepare and file all legal paperwork.
- Communicate with the at-fault party and their representatives.
- Keep you informed every step of the way.
Determining Fault in a Minneapolis Construction Accident
To collect a settlement, you must prove the at-fault party’s negligence caused the accident that led to your injuries. If you cannot prove negligence, you cannot collect. Our Minneapolis construction accident attorneys have investigative experience and access to experts and consultants who help us determine the responsible party and establish proof of their negligence.
In a construction accident, there are a variety of possible at-fault parties. Every case is different, and we will give your case investigation the individual attention it deserves.
Your Employer and Workers’ Compensation
If you are injured as a worker on a construction site, your employer usually provides for medical expenses, wage loss, and permanent disabilities through workers’ compensation. However, workers’ compensation may not cover all your needs, and your accident may also be the result of someone else’s, a third party’s, negligence.
Workers’ compensation claims are tried in a different court than third-party injury claims. Our lawyers have got you covered in any courtroom and are ready to hold any and all third parties accountable.
Other Contractors or Companies
Construction sites are busy places. Sometimes, while one construction group works on one aspect of a job, another takes care of something else. If you are working on drywall installation and the company working on elevator installation creates an unsafe situation that leads to your injury, that company may be a culpable third party.
Construction equipment is dangerous. The heavy machines and vehicles are designed to demolish concrete, dig massive holes, mix and pour tons of cement, lift and move enormous objects, roll and smooth pavement, and much more.
Any malfunction in this machinery can cause serious or fatal injuries. In the event of a death due to negligence call our Minneapolis wrongful death attorneys.
A General Contractor
If you are working under a sub-contractor, and are injured on a site the general contractor failed to keep safe, you may have grounds to hold the general contractor responsible for your injuries.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds employers, such as the general contractor at a construction site, to strict safety standards. Our attorneys will examine the extent of your employer’s non-compliance when investigating your case.
Some construction sites are in areas open to drive-through traffic. Workers caution drivers to slow down or change lanes to avoid hitting those working at the site. If a driver speeds through the site, is distracted, or otherwise operates their vehicle recklessly and hurts you, that driver may be accountable for paying you compensation.
What a Settlement Provides
Just as each accident is different, so is every settlement. There is no “average” amount to expect as the specifics of your case, such as the severity of your accident, the nature of the consequences, and the extent of the at-fault party’s negligence, determine the value of your settlement. That said, most injury cases provide compensation in several common areas.
You will need immediate care for your injury, potentially hospitalization, surgery, and rehabilitation. If your injuries are especially debilitating, you may need long-term or permanent care. The attorneys at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law will review your medical bills, speak to medical experts regarding your prognosis and future needs, and determine an amount that will cover these costs.
Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering
Your physical pain deserves acknowledgment. Unfortunately, physical pain also comes with emotional effects, as you may feel helpless and frustrated by your lack of mobility or inability to function as you did prior to the accident. You will probably experience anxiety as you worry about what your future holds—whether your pain will end or require constant treatment.
These non-tangible losses affect your quality of life. Your Minneapolis construction accident lawyers will not let your emotional trauma and physical suffering go unrecognized.
Loss of Income
You will be out of work at least temporarily as your injuries heal. And, if the injuries are permanent, you may not return to work at all, at least not at the same earning potential. A settlement can compensate you for lost days, months, or years of work.
Your Minneapolis construction accident attorneys from Tyroler Leonard Injury Law will calculate your lost wages, lost potential earnings, and the value of other benefits you would have received had you continued in your career, such as retirement benefits, and pursue restoration of these losses in your settlement.
As your attorneys value your settlement, they will include compensation for any additional expenses you experience from the accident. For example, you may need to hire childcare or pay for car services or public transportation if you can no longer drive. You may need to hire outside workers to take care of household maintenance. You may even need to restructure your living space to accommodate diminished mobility.
Contact Our Minneapolis Construction Lawyers Today
If you are wondering when to contact a lawyer, “now” is the best time. When you give your attorneys fast access to your case, you give them time to conduct a full investigation, determine the negligent party, collect evidence to prove your claim and file your injury claim well within the statute of limitations. In Minnesota, that deadline is typically two years from the accident date.
Though those windows of opportunity may seem long, your attorneys need that time to build your case. Plus, should complications arise, your attorneys will have time to deal with those complications without missing the filing deadlines.
If you are filing for workers’ compensation, which you must do immediately following your injury, your lawyers can help you navigate that process and ensure you are treated fairly by your employer. If your claim is denied, your lawyers will help you pursue the appropriate action.
Protect Yourself from Unethical Insurance Adjusters
The at-fault party’s insurance company will go to great lengths, even dishonest ones, to avoid paying you compensation. Do not speak to these adjusters. When you have secured legal representation from our construction accident lawyers, you never have to.
The adjusters will probably attempt to convince you to take far less than you deserve. They may scare you into believing a small amount is the best you can get. They may also use any words you say against you, twisting them into admissions of fault for the accident.
Never Settle for Less
Do not settle for a smaller settlement than you deserve, and do not settle for inferior, inattentive legal representation. Contact Tyroler Leonard Injury Law today. You can call or send us an electronic message and meet with our experienced, compassionate construction accident lawyers for a free case review. We will work tirelessly to help you secure a substantial settlement and move toward recovery.
”Isaac was very professional, patient, and understanding as my injury was a sensitive incident. He explained everything to me in a timely manner and kept me informed regularly. He was very clear on what to expect during the process. I trusted him completely to do what was in my best interest. I highly recommend Isaac to anyone looking for an attorney!” – Irene Gardner (Google Review)