Legal Implications of Laredo Road Third Party Construction Site Accidents - What Injured Victims Need to Know
Longtime Laredo residents haven seen a lot of changes to the city over the last few decades. Laredo has grown over 40% since the 2000 census, and all that growth has brought with it the need to move more people around, necessitating more road construction projects each year.
No one knows this better than the thousands of construction workers employed to update, expand, and revitalize Laredo roadways. Roadside work zones are especially dangerous because they have the added factor of civilian motorists to consider on top of the risk that comes with operating heavy machinery and moving materials around. In just the first half of 2023, Webb County has reported 125 crashes in work zones.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a work zone on a Laredo road or highway, then workers’ compensation may not be enough to help you recover financially. Third party claims can win you more in damages, and you’ll want an experienced lawyer by your side to find all possible sources of negligence that may have contributed to your injuries.
When you need additional compensation for construction site injuries in Laredo, look for the personal injury experts at Carabin Shaw. We’ve been helping hardworking Texans make themselves whole again after a work zone accident left them out of work with extra financial stresses and a long road to recovery. We always offer free case reviews and initial consultations to all potential clients so you can be sure we’re the right team for you.Laredo Construction Accident Lawsuits and Third Party Claims
What are third-party claims? These are claims brought against other responsible parties, rather than your employer. Because workers’ compensation often has strict limits, it’s often necessary to secure an attorney and take legal action against other parties who are at fault for your accident.
The parties can be individuals or corporate entities, as you’ll see in the following examples:
- If another driver’s negligence causes the accident in your work zone, then you could sue that driver for your injuries.
- If your work zone accident is caused by equipment failure, then you could sue the manufacturer or another party involved in its production for making faulty and unsafe equipment.
- If the negligence of a general contractor who is not your employer causes a work zone accident, then the general contractor could be found responsible for your injuries and subsequent compensation.
Physical injuries aren’t the only damages you can claim as a work zone accident victim.
When pursuing compensatory damages, there are several claims you may be able to pursue:
- Medical expenses, including physical therapy, doctor’s appointments, and transportation
- Property damage, including replacement and repair
- Lost wages or impaired earning capacity
- Expenses for canceled trips/plans
- Pain, suffering, and psychological damage
Don’t miss out on critical compensation by starting a legal fight alone. Carabin Shaw has decades of experience on our team, and we’re ready to put it to use for you. You can read Carabin Shaw’s client reviews to see how we’ve helped other Texans win the damages they deserve.Carabin Shaw Has the Laredo Legal Experts You Need
We have a passion for justice and a drive to guide Texans smoothly from the filing of their personal injury claim to its conclusion, and we’re happy to tell you more about what we can do to get you back to your life after a Laredo work zone accident. When you’re ready, you can call the Laredo, TX attorneys at Carabin Shaw at our toll-free number, 800-862-1260. We have English and Spanish-speaking representatives available 24/7 to answer all of your questions.For More Information: