Construction accidents happen in the blink of an eye, but then, without a Texas construction accident attorney on your side, time seems to slow to a crawl as everyone from your employer’s insurance company to worker’s comp to even the medical establishment seem to drag their feet.
Meanwhile, you and your family are going without a paycheck.
Here’s what happens when you hire a Texas construction accident attorney:
- The sooner after an accident you hire a lawyer, the more likely it is you’ll navigate the system more quickly and without mistakes that can cost time and money.
- A lawyer can help you cut through mountains of paperwork and act as your advocate with your insurance company, your employer, and the worker’s comp system to get you the compensation you need as fast as possible.
- An attorney will know all the ways you can receive compensation for expenses incurred from your injuries, including medical expenses, lost income, and the estimated cost of future treatment, therapy, and negative impact on your future earning potential.
When should you contact a Texas construction accident attorney?
Ideally, no more than one or two weeks after the accident occurred.
What happens after you make the initial phone call?
You will schedule an initial consultation, which is usually free. Remember to bring a few things with you to streamline the process and help the attorney determine the validity of your claims, such as:
- A copy of the contract you signed when you were hired.
- Pictures of the scene of the accident. Provide the exact address.
- Pictures of your injuries, even if they aren’t immediately visible. Photograph where it hurts, and take more pictures hours and even days later, as some bruises and swelling may take time to appear.
- Copies of medical records, doctor’s notes, names and contact information of all the doctors who examined you, x-rays and their associated reports.
- A calendar marking the days you’ve missed from work since the accident.
- Names and addresses of witnesses
Need to schedule a consultation with a Texas construction accident attorney? Call us and set up an appointment. We’ll give you a complete list of items to bring with you to our initial meeting.