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Asheville Construction Accident Lawyers

One of the great things about living in a growing area is an increase in construction job opportunities. An unfortunate — and sometimes tragic — side effect of that trajectory is that on-site accidents also increase. A construction accident attorney can fight on your behalf for a fair settlement. 

Call (828) 383-8414 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

Who Is Liable for a Construction Accident in North Carolina?

The first question to look at in a construction accident case is who the potential target of the lawsuit would be. It’s important to emphasize that your accident is quite likely covered under workers’ compensation insurance. In some cases, this will take the place of a personal injury lawsuit, but not always. Construction sites can involve a number of third parties that are outside the scope of the employee-employer relationship. 

Was your injury caused by negligence from a subcontractor who was working on the same job? Did some poor architectural design create the conditions for an accident? Did a substandard tool cause injury? In all these cases, there is someone beyond your employer who may be liable. 

Advantages of a Personal Injury Settlement

A personal injury case can be brought against any of these hypothetical defendants. This is often necessary for the good of the injured party. Workers’ compensation offers needed benefits, but those benefits may not be comprehensive enough to cover the extensive rehabilitation that may be necessary. Workers’ compensation will not cover pain and suffering damages, and beneficiaries must go to the chosen doctors of the insurance company. 

Winning a personal injury case and getting a fair settlement requires detailed legal work. You have to prove that the target of the lawsuit was negligent. This is not a part of the workers’ comp process. In workers’ compensation cases, you only need to demonstrate that you were injured on the job. To prove negligence in personal injury cases, you must show that the defendant failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care. You must show that the circumstances that created your injury were foreseeable and preventable. 

Hensley Cloninger & Greer has plenty of experience in cases like these. We also have an exceptionally talented legal staff. Our staff includes paralegals and medical experts. We’re determined that no stone will go unturned in the effort to get you a fair settlement. 

Call (828) 383-8414 or contact us online to set up a free consultation. 

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