What are My Legal Rights After a Family Member’s Fatal Construction Accident?

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 12:00pm by

Sadly, a construction worker was killed in Ramsey in April when a cinderblock fell on him at an industrial building. Photo of construction site

According to NJ.com, the man, identified as a 56-year-old Riverdale resident, was working outside a building in the Bergen County when a 9-by-12-foot section of wall fell on top of him.

Responders found the man trapped beneath the wall and transported him to a local hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. According to reports, the victim was working with other employees who were removing the wall to prepare for the addition of a garage door to the building.

No other injuries were reported in the incident, which remains under investigation.

Your Legal Rights After a Fatal Construction Accident

While it will not bring your loved one back, if your family member has been killed in a construction accident, it may prove to be extremely important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible following his or her death.

We understand that this process may seem overwhelming, but an attorney will want to make sure an independent investigation is conducted as soon as possible to preserve evidence. If your loved one is killed, you may entitled to damages via a wrongful death lawsuit, third party lawsuit or possibly workers’ compensation.

Recently, our firm represented the family of a concrete company worker who died when a crane rolled over him. We secured an $8.8 million verdict for the family by proving that the company the victim worked for would not pay for basic equipment that would have prevented the accident.

Continue following our blog for more information about construction accident litigation. Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Accident Attorneys



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