Wrongful Death Due to Construction Accidents

When a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to a construction accident, it can leave you devastated and grappling with a profound sense of loss. In such distressing times, understanding your legal rights and options is essential. Breit Biniazan can help you navigate the complex legal process of seeking compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death.

Definition of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death refers to a situation in which a person loses their life due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another party. In the context of construction accidents, this means that the deceased individual’s death was a direct result of someone’s negligence or failure to uphold safety standards. This can include construction companies, contractors, engineers, architects, or other individuals involved in the construction project.

Causes of Wrongful Death in Construction Accidents

Construction accidents are unfortunately common and can have various causes. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death in construction accidents include:

  • Falls from heights due to lack of fall protection
  • Being struck by falling objects or debris
  • Electrocution from exposed wiring or faulty equipment
  • Trench collapses
  • Scaffolding collapse
  • Crane accidents

Liability in Wrongful Death Cases

Determining liability in wrongful death cases can be complicated, as there may be multiple parties involved and various factors that contributed to the accident. It is essential to work with a skilled attorney who can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and determine who is responsible for your loved one’s tragic death. Depending on the circumstances, liable parties may include:

  • Construction companies
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Architects and engineers
  • Equipment manufacturers

Causes of Construction Accidents

Construction sites are inherently hazardous environments, and accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  1. Unsafe working conditions: Lack of proper safety equipment, inadequate training, or failure to follow safety protocols can lead to accidents.
  2. Defective equipment: Malfunctioning machinery or tools can cause serious injuries or fatalities.
  3. Falls: Construction workers often work at heights, making falls a common cause of accidents.
  4. Electrocution: Contact with live wires or faulty electrical systems can result in fatal injuries.
  5. Fires and explosions: Flammable materials and combustible gases on construction sites can lead to catastrophic accidents.

Liability of Construction Companies

Construction companies have a duty to ensure the safety of their workers and anyone on or near their worksites. When negligence or violations of safety regulations are evident, the company may be held liable for wrongful death. Liability can extend to subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, or other parties involved in the project. 

Breit Biniazan has the experience and resources to hold all responsible parties accountable for your loved one’s wrongful death.

Statutes of Limitations

It’s crucial to be aware of the time limitations for filing a wrongful death claim, as they vary by jurisdiction. Consulting with an attorney promptly is essential to meet these deadlines and protect your rights. Breit Biniazan can guide you through the legal process and ensure that your claim is filed within the appropriate timeframe.

Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

In a wrongful death case, damages may include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses related to the accident
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of financial support from the deceased individual
  • Loss of companionship, guidance, and emotional support
  • Pain and suffering of the surviving family members

Legal Representation

Seeking legal representation is vital in wrongful death cases involving construction accidents. An experienced attorney can assess the circumstances, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent your interests in court if necessary. At Breit Biniazan, we understand the devastating impact of wrongful death and are dedicated to fighting for justice for you and your family.

Financial Compensation

Surviving family members may be eligible for financial compensation, which can include:

  1. Medical expenses: Reimbursement for medical bills related to the accident.
  2. Funeral and burial costs: Coverage for the expenses associated with laying your loved one to rest.
  3. Lost wages: Compensation for the deceased’s lost future earnings.
  4. Pain and suffering: Damages for the emotional distress endured by the family.
  5. Loss of companionship: Compensation for the loss of the deceased’s companionship and support.
  6. Punitive damages: In cases of extreme negligence or intentional harm, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party and serve as a deterrent for similar behavior in the future.

Grief Counseling

Losing a loved one in a construction accident is emotionally devastating. Grief counseling and support groups can help you and your family cope with your loss and navigate the difficult emotional journey ahead. Breit Biniazan can connect you with resources in your community to help you and your family heal.

Insurance Coverage

Construction companies typically carry insurance coverage to address accidents and injuries that occur on their worksites. Your attorney will help you navigate the complexities of dealing with insurance companies to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. In some cases, insurance companies may attempt to minimize or deny your claim. Having a skilled attorney on your side can help protect your rights and hold these companies accountable.

Preventative Measures

To prevent future construction accidents and wrongful deaths, it’s crucial to emphasize safety measures, thorough training, and regular safety inspections. Both construction companies and workers must prioritize safety to protect lives and prevent tragedies.

In the wake of a wrongful death due to a construction accident, seeking justice and closure is essential. By understanding your rights and options, you can take the necessary steps to hold responsible parties accountable and secure the compensation you need to move forward.

Contact Breit Biniazan today for a free consultation and learn how we can help you seek justice for your loved one. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of those who have suffered loss due to construction accidents, and we will work tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable and obtain the maximum compensation possible on your behalf. Don’t wait – take action now.

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