Highway Accidents: Dangers Beyond The Construction Site
Construction sites have always been dangerous enough. When you must drive for work, whether running for supplies or driving a large construction vehicle to a job site, you face even more danger from negligent drivers out on the highway. Many construction workers have questions after an accident such as this. Do you claim workers’ compensation benefits? Do you sue the other driver? Who pays your medical bills?
At StolzenbergCortelli, LLP, we understand what you are going through and we can answer your questions. Our partners have over 45 years of combined legal experience between the two of them helping clients throughout New York City and the surrounding areas. Workers’ compensation covers many workplace injuries, but the benefits are often limited. If a third-party causes your injuries, however, you may also have a personal injury claim to collect additional damages.
Don’t Face Insurance Companies Alone
Insurance companies have only one goal and that is to pay you as little as possible for your claim. If the negligent driver’s insurance company makes a settlement offer right away, that amount is probably the lowest amount they think they can get away with. They also want to make an offer before you understand the full extent of your injuries.
Our experienced attorneys can review your claim and help you understand what a fair settlement offer would look like. If the insurance company is not willing to offer a fair amount, we are always prepared to take the case to trial.
The Importance Of A Thorough Investigation
With StolzenbergCortelli, LLP on your team, you will have your own investigators researching exactly what happened in your accident to build the strongest case possible for you. In some cases, more than one party is at fault. We will look at all factors that contributed to your accident, such as road hazards, faulty equipment and all negligent driving, including distracted driving and drunk driving.
We will also collect thorough medical information regarding your injury. We know these injuries can change your life and affect your ability to return to construction work. We will make sure you receive proper treatment for your injuries and understand just how they will affect you in the future. That way you can make an informed decision about whether to accept a settlement or push for a trial.