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Construction Accidents

Home to more than 150,000 injuries annually in the United States, a construction site is an inherently dangerous place. Unfinished work, heavy machinery, and a construction deadline can make these areas hectic and volatile. Not only are contractors at risk when working on these sites, non-employees who come onto the property are also in a hazardous position.

Although risk is always involved when entering a construction site, an injury that occurs due to another's negligence is something that cannot be ignored. Pure happenstance is one thing, but when careless or reckless actions enters the fray, a victim has the right to pursue legal action. With the help of a qualified Florida personal injury attorney, you can fight to prove negligence and receive the compensation for your injuries that you deserve.

Melbourne Construction Accident Attorney

Considering the likelihood of multiple parties being included in construction accident litigation, the process can be long and complicated. The trained eye of an experienced lawyer can help you achieve your legal goals without the worry of corporations and insurance providers with deep pockets taking advantage of you and your rights.

Our firm, The Law Offices of James B. Coulter, offers comprehensive legal counsel for those who were injured due to the negligence of others. We respect individuals and constitutional rights and will make certain that you are given a fair and just opportunity to demand compensation from those who caused your injuries. Our legal team aggressively pursues the facts of the case, along with using our extensive knowledge of Florida law to develop a strategy that makes it extremely hard for the opposition to refute the allegations.

As a Melbourne-based practice, we are conveniently located to provide excellent client service to individuals throughout Central and Eastern Florida, including those in and around Brevard County, Orange County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Indian River County and Osceola County. This includes Melbourne, Palm Bay, Vero Beach, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Rockledge, and Port St. Lucie.

Dedicated to a quick response, we will begin your case right away, following a free initial consultation with our attorney. To schedule a meeting time to go over your case and discuss legal options, please call The Law Offices of James B. Coulter or send an online message today.

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Types of Construction Accidents

While on a construction site, an individual can be injured in countless ways. These injuries can develop from the most random of circumstances, but some of the more common types of Florida construction accidents include:

  • Forklift accidents
  • Crane Accidents
  • Scaffold Injuries
  • Vehicle Accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Electrocution
  • Fires and explosions
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Falling from a ladder or other high place
  • Wrongful Death

Construction injuries can also occur because of inadequate supervision or negligent actions of the employer or construction contractors. This can include third parties, such as the manufacturers of the faulty equipment that caused the injury or an inspector who fails to require the correction of a dangerous situation. Some of the more common issues include:

  • Lack of proper safety equipment
  • Training and instruction negligence
  • Inadequate safeguards on machines
  • Exposed chemicals
  • Toxic materials
  • Machinery defects
  • OSHA violations
  • Negligent security

Proving Negligence

There are various elements of a premises liability claim that must be proven before a ruling can be made in favor of the plaintiff.

  • The injured party must be able to prove a condition existed on the construction site that posed an unreasonable risk of harm to anyone present on the premises.
  • The person in possession of the construction site knew or should have known the condition on the premises posed an unreasonable risk of harm.
  • The owner or supervisor should have reasonable knowledge that a guest on the property would not have been able to discover the danger or they would not be able to protect themselves from the danger.
  • The supervisor or owner was negligent when the condition was created, or they knew about the condition and failed to correct it.
  • The guest on the premises must have been injured.
  • The dangerous condition on the premises must have caused the injury.

There is also the issue of the status of the injured individual. A premises liability claim could hinge on the details of whether you were invited onto the property or not. Simply put, there are three types of designations in premises liability: Invitee (invited by owner), Licensee (permission to enter the property, but without invitation) and Trespasser (no permission, no invitation). From these three, it can be assumed that a trespasser will have a very difficult time proving negligence, considering the fact that he or she was unlawfully on the property.

Third Party Liability

A third party is someone besides the employer who is partially or fully responsible for an accident or injury. This means that if an accident occurred because of defective equipment, the manufacturer of the equipment itself would be legally liable as a third party. In certain construction site injury cases, third party construction liability lawsuits are the only option to get the compensation you deserve.
In construction site accidents, some third parties that would commonly be responsible for injuries include:

  • Subcontractors
  • Delivery Companies
  • Inspectors / Inspection Companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Other Employees
  • Contract Security

The Law Offices of James B. Coulter | Brevard County Construction Accident Lawyer

A construction accident injury can be extremely costly, both in a physical and financial sense. Medical bills, rehabilitation, loss of wages and mental anguish are just a few of the costs that can result from the accident. An injury must be met immediately with legal action against those who caused it. An attorney will be able to help you develop and effectively implement a legal strategy during the litigation process.

Our firm, The Law Offices of James B. Coulter is a full-service legal practice based in Melbourne that caters to individuals and families who have been affected by construction accidents. We gather evidence, interview witnesses and evaluate the costs of your injuries, among many other roles and responsibilities. Our hands-on approach serves to both help us make certain every relevant aspect of the case is considered and also to keep you confident and comfortable during this trying time in your life.

In addition to serving Brevard County, we also work with those injured throughout Central and Eastern Florida, including the cities of Rockledge, Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Viera, Apopka, Daytona Beach, Altamonte Springs, Vero Beach, Kissimmee and St. Cloud.

Dedicated to our clients, we will start working on your case immediately following a free and confidential initial consultation. To set up a meeting time with our attorney to discuss the details of your construction accident case, please call (321) 586-9944 or send an online message today.

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