Construction Law - An Overview
Construction is a constant activity in San Antonio. From highway improvement to fixing potholes in subdivisions, a new six-story building in the Pearl District to a home remodeling job in Harlandale, clearing land for a shopping center to demolishing an old barn in order to build a house—all of these fall under the purview of construction law. What most people are not aware of are the ways this area of the law can impact the decisions regarding compensation after an accident. Our lawyers know how to determine what kinds of legal action intersect with your case, which can help you make sure all the contributing factors that led to your accident are being taken into consideration.
Whether on a small home improvement project at an individual's home in San Antonio or on a major commercial development, the construction worker is faced with some of the most dangerous working conditions in the United States. Deadly work-related injuries on construction sites occur everyday. Despite state and federal regulations, safety inspections and job safety programs, construction project injuries and deaths continue to plague the industry. Part of the reason for this continued laxity comes from construction law being absent from the legal proceedings surrounding most on-site accidents. An attorney at Carabin & Shaw is standing by, prepared and ready to help you navigate the legal cross-section of construction site injuries and how to assess damages and blame appropriately. Our San Antonio construction law attorneys have the background and experience necessary to protect your best interests in the midst of what can feel like an overwhelming amount of factors, circumstances, parties, evidence, options and decisions.
Another reason why construction accidents continue to occur on a regular basis is due in part to the nature of the work itself and a variety of commonplace hazards. These hazards can include falling from un-netted high-beams, scaffolds and other high elevations, being struck by moving, falling or shifting machinery, electrocutions, exposure to asbestos, exposure to hazardous chemicals, defective or unsafe equipment and injuries caused by lifting and/or repetitive motion type injuries. Believe it or not, almost all of these scenarios are covered by a different sub-section of the law, such as contracts, bonds, tendering, claims, consultancy, sureties, negligence, guarantees, liens and security interests. Though none of these areas may seem to apply to your case, our team of San Antonio attorneys can go to work for you and make sure each party, from financial institutions and planners to builders and engineers is appropriately scrutinized under the umbrella of construction law.
Everyday, individuals are being injured and killed needlessly on constructions sites large and small across San Antonio. When these accidents occur, most people are caught off guard by the unexpected and at times severe nature of the occurrence, putting them at an even greater disadvantage. The company or companies who contributed to or caused the accident are covered by a variety of insurance plans, allowing them to continue work on the project as if nothing had happened. Let the attorneys at Carabin & Shaw provide your coverage during this difficult time, so that you can focus on healing and continuing to support your family. In other words, we'll help you heal from the fall while our lawyers handle the law.
If you, your loved one, or someone you know has suffered injuries or a wrongful death as the result of a construction accident in or around the San Antonio area, don't hesitate to call our experienced attorneys at Carabin & Shaw at 800-862-1260. We handle each case with care, compassion, and the utmost consideration for your benefit.