Why Hire a Crane Injury Lawyer
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No matter what worker safety measures are taken, the fact that job site accidents still occur is often dismissed by the old saying that "Accidents will happen." While this may have been at least partially true in the past, in our day and times that saying should read "Accidents do not have to happen!" Since accidents still happen, when we look for a cause of job site accidents we often find that someone made an error in judgement. No matter if that error was an innocent mistake or a deliberate decision, if it led to a crane accident there is a very good chance that someone was seriously injured or even killed!
On this page of our web site, the crane accident lawyer at The Doan Law Firm will first explain what a crane accident injury lawyer actually does and will then discuss the role of a crane accident lawyer in making sure that his or her client receives all the compensation that the client is due.
Crane Accident Injury Lawyer
A crane accident injury lawyer is a lawyer whose law firm deals with personal injury lawsuits filed on the behalf of clients who have experienced a bodily injury and the accident that caused the injury was due to the negligence of another. In law, negligence is defined as a failure to act in a manner that would be expected of someone with similar training and/or experience in the same situation. Negligence can also be thought of as whose fault was it that an accident happened. In the real world, of course, determining whose negligence was responsible for an accident is often much more difficult. This is particularly true in cases where the injury was caused by a construction crane accident and will require the services of a crane accident injury lawyer.
After a crane accident injured workers, or their families, will soon realize that they are overwhelmed by the seemingly never-ending flow of paperwork, phone calls, and visits from agencies and people that they have never heard of and will ask coworkers or friends if they could recommend a crane accident injury lawyer. Often the injured worker, or the worker's family, will use the Internet to contact a lawyer via e-mail to arrange a free crane accident injury case review by filling out a simple form such as this. After completion of the case review, and an explanation of how the lawyer's fees are calculated, the injured worker or family member is free to retain ("hire") the lawyer or to move on to another crane accident injury lawyer.
What Does a Crane Accident Injury Lawyer Do?
Once a crane accident injury lawyer has been retained, he or she will begin the complicates process of preparing the injured worker's case for trial.
Although each crane accident injury case is unique, this involves several steps that are common to all such cases.
Each of these steps is explained in more detail in the following sections.
Once your lawyer has your information on the crane accident, he can begin the process of gathering information from other sources concerning the accident. This will include obtaining copies of your medical records, any police investigations, reports of investigations by state and federal safety agencies as well as copies of the employer's safety policies and the operator's manual of the crane.
At the same time, your lawyer will begin gathering statements from anyone who witnessed the accident or who has knowledge of the circumstances that may have led up to the accident or what happened after the accident. If the accident victim suffered injuries that may require ongoing medical treatment, your lawyer will obtain the necessary reports and statements in support of such treatments.
In law, litigate loosely means "file a lawsuit." Once your lawyer feels that she has gathered sufficient information about your injury, she will file a lawsuit on your behalf. This lawsuit will name the defendants, the persons and/or companies that your lawyer feels were responsible in some way for the accident as well as the amount of damagesthat you are requesting the court to order the defendants to pay you.
Once a lawsuit is filed, all the parties to the lawsuit will be given access to all the evidence that will be used by all sides should the lawsuit go to trial. The lawyers for all the parties in the lawsuit will review the strengths and weaknesses off all sides in the lawsuit. Based on the results of these reviews, the parties to the lawsuit may be willing to negotiate a settlement before a trial begins.
If a negotiated settlement cannot be reached, or if one party demands that the case be taken to court, the lawsuit then proceeds to trial. In actuality, relatively few crane accident injury will reach this stage since all parties will want to settle the lawsuit "out of court" and thus avoid the considerable expenses that a trial can bring.
Finding a Crane Accident Injury Lawyer
Crane accidents are usually complicated events and crane accident injury lawsuits are just as complicated.
With that said, when you are searching for a crane accident injury lawyer you will want a lawyer who has extensive experience in:
- investigating the underlying causes of a crane accident and identifying other potential defendants
- understanding the short- and long-term health effects of crane accident injuries
- working with physicians, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers
- dealing with the Workman's Compensation program of the state where the crane accident injury occurred
- filing, and managing, lawsuits with the courts
- negotiating with defendants and their insurance companies
- assuring crane accident injury victims, and their families, that they will receive the best possible settlement of their injury case
When you contact the crane accident injury lawyer at the Doan Law Firm, your initial consultation and crane accident injury case review is always free of any charges and does not require that you hire our firm. If you decide that we should represent you in your crane accident injury lawsuit, we are willing to assume full responsibility for all aspects of preparing your case for trial in exchange for a previously-negotiated percentage of the final settlement that we will win for you.
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