Construction Accident Injury in Jacksonville

Few injury cases are as complex as a Jacksonville construction injury. Attorney Brett Hastings, however, has a proven track record for cases involving injury on a construction site, including cases in which negligent security or premises liability is a factor.

If you’ve been injured on a construction site, you need to understand the complexities involved before pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the property owners or the construction company. The first thing you need to know is that if you willingly and knowingly enter a construction site, the court may decide that you have assumed at least part of the risk. This means that, unless you can prove that the people responsible for the site were negligent about the way they kept the site or something similar, you will not be able to recover you full costs and damages for the injuries you incurred.

If failure to heed warnings or pay attention resulted in your Jacksonville construction injury, an attorney will probably tell you that most of the risk and responsibility was yours. If the injury resulted from construction workers not following rules for a safe construction site, such as negligent security procedures, then the construction company or property owner will probably be found negligent and liable.

If you were working and became injured, you may also be able to receive worker’s compensation. Please see our practice area on Work Injuries.

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Proving Construction Site Liability

Most construction site liability cases follow the same legal requirements as a premises liability case. In these kinds of cases there are three steps to proving that the property owner or construction company is liable for your injuries. First, you must prove that the property owner or construction company owed you a duty of care. That means there must be some legal obligation they have to keep you safe, such as following OSHAA safety standards or establishing a way to keep people from accidentally entering the site.

Second, you must prove that the property owner or construction company failed to fulfill their duty of care. If boards were left lying around with nails sticking out or they didn’t put up a fence next to a public walkway, the court would probably see these as a breech in their duty of care. Lastly, you must show that the breech of duty directly resulted in your injuries.

To win in a case involving a Jacksonville construction injury, an attorney who understands the complexities of such a case and has experience dealing with them is your best bet. Brett Hastings has a strong track record for case strategies that earn maximum return for construction injury clients.

Free Consultation Regarding Your Jacksonville construction injury from Attorney Brett Hastings

It costs you nothing to talk to Mr. Hastings about your construction-site related injury. Get the facts and understand what’s involved in pursuing a personal injury case. Schedule a free consultation about your Jacksonville construction injury from attorney Brett Hastings on our Free Consults page.

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