Posted on: 15 July 2019Share
There are strict safety guidelines that must be followed on every construction site in the country. These rules are in place to keep those who are working on the site and those who pass by or through the site safe from injuries. If you've been injured on a construction site, you may have grounds to sue the property owner or construction company for their part in your injuries. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you prepare for an initial consultation with a construction site accident attorney.
Set the Appointment
The first thing to do is to call the construction accident attorney and make an appointment for the initial consultation. You may be asked basic questions about the incident before the appointment is made. Some practices kind of pre-screen the cases that they are being asked to take on—if they decide that there's a case, they'll set up the appointment, but if they think that there's no case or little chance of winning the case, they'll have you come in and collect all of the information and details that you can provide.
Gather Medical Expense Documents
One thing that you will absolutely need is a copy of the medical expenses that you've incurred because of this incident. If you have health insurance, you can contact the insurance company directly and request a copy of all statements associated with the treatment of the injury. In some cases, the health insurance company will be more than willing to provide any information that you will need for your suit—this is because if you win, the party at fault will have to repay the insurance company for the monies that they've paid out for the treatment of your injuries.
Collect Witness Contact Information
If there were any witnesses to the incident, you'll need to obtain their contact information to provide to the lawyer. The more witnesses there are, the harder it will be for the construction company or property owner to fight your claims.
Do any of the witnesses have video or photographic evidence? If so, now's the time to also collect that, along with their name and number so they can be reached to verify the video in court if the lawyer should request it.
This will be a long and drawn-out process, but in the end, the lawyer will work to get you what you deserve and need to get through what is likely one of the most difficult times in your life.