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New & Notes for Personal Injury Lawyers & Their Clients

Construction Accident Lawsuit Funding

April 26, 2010 @ 12:29 PM — by Mark Johnson


Construction accidents, just like automobile accidents, happen daily in our country. These accidents can happen to anyone; they often happen to a worker or bystander who was, simply, in the wrong place at the wrong time.

When it comes to the law and how it applies to victims of construction accidents,  the victim's legal rights tend to vary based upon his/her relationship to the work site. For instance, an injured bystander might  sue the general contractor; an injured or killed worker might be entitled to workers' compensation, but might also have a personal injury lawsuit against another company on the job site.

Construction accidents come in many forms from electrocution to falls and from being caught in equipment to being hit by materials. The most common accident on work sites by far are falls, usually off scaffolding. The next in line in terms of frequency for things causing accidents are faulty ladders or those uncovered holes in floors that someone didn’t take the time to cover. Other accidents may result due to debris left lying around or improperly secured tools etc.

Generally speaking, construction accidents are the responsibility of the contractor in charge of the area of the building site where the accident took place. If you were badly injured in a workplace accident, you still need to determine who is at fault and then speak to a personal injury attorney to get compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation and other incidentals. Granted that most job site injuries are considered to be workers’ compensation claims, there is still the need at times to hire a personal injury lawyer in order to make sure the claim is settled fairly. To find out what your legal rights are when it comes to job site accidents and injuries, talk to an attorney who has experience with workers’ compensation and construction accident law.

While you are speaking to an attorney, whether or not you are a bystander who was harmed or a worker, and you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, you might also want to ask questions about litigation funding. There is a lot of information online about lawsuit funding and most of it will answer any questions you may have. Make sure that the company you decide to deal with is reputable and will provide you with a lawsuit cash advance without any hidden fees or other conditions.

There is a valuable strategy and strategic timing to obtaining legal finance services.  If you are having financial difficulties while your lawsuit is pending, you may cave in to the financial pressure and settle your case too early for too little compensation.  A lawsuit cash advance provided during a time of need and prior to settlement or verdict, will allow the plaintiff to wait for a verdict rather than settle too early for pennies on the dollar.  And, repayment of this pre-settlement funding is contingent upon the outcome of your case.  If you lose your case, you do not have to pay the money back.  The application process is free and easy ; you could be approved with cash in your hands within 24-48 hours.  This is certainly worth your consideration.

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