San Diego Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction sites are inherently hazardous, and accidents can result in life-altering injuries, devastating financial burdens, and immense emotional distress. Because of the nature of construction work, it is important that all contractors, tradesmen, and workers are committed to safety. When tragedy strikes, you need a trusted and experienced San Diego construction accident lawyer who will tirelessly fight for your rights and confirm you receive the fair compensation you deserve.
At Jassim Law, we have extensive experience in construction matters, and we know what can happen if shortcuts are taken with safety, when the proper safety officers are not in place, and when money and timelines are prioritized over safety. It is a recipe for disaster.
When a construction accident resulting in injury occurs, finger-pointing begins. The various contractors and trades point the finger at each other to shift the blame for what caused the accident. Our experience tells us that almost every time, the accident was inevitable. Why? Because from the project owner to the general contractor and down to each subcontractor and trade, the pressure to finish projects quickly and in accordance with predetermined deadlines and budgets puts pressure from the top down to compromise on safety in favor of meeting deadlines and adhering to budgets. As the old saying goes, “time is money…” but when it comes to safety, there should never be any compromise.
At Jassim Law, we believe in personalized attention and treating every client with empathy and as an individual with unique needs. We take the time to listen to your story, assess the circumstances of your accident, and develop a customized legal strategy tailored to your specific situation. You can trust us to be your unwavering advocates, answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the support you need during this challenging time.
While project owners, contractors, and insurers have assembled teams of San Diego construction accident lawyers to deflect and avoid responsibility, we are committed to you and your family. We do not take shortcuts when your health and ability to provide for your family is at stake, while the powerful entities put their profits over YOUR safety.
Types of Construction Accident Injury Cases Our Firm Handles in San Diego, CA
Construction sites are inherently hazardous, and various types of accidents and injuries can occur. Some common types of construction accidents include:
Falls from heights—such as scaffolding, ladders, roofs, or elevated platforms—are a leading cause of construction site injuries. Lack of fall protection, inadequate safety measures, or unstable work surfaces can contribute to these accidents.
Struck by Objects
Construction workers can be struck by falling objects, equipment, or materials on a job site. This includes objects dropped from heights, swinging cranes, flying debris, or even vehicles colliding with workers.
These accidents occur when a worker gets caught, crushed, or pinned between objects or machinery. Examples include getting snagged in heavy machinery, between collapsing structures, or in trenches or excavations.
Construction sites involve electrical systems, wiring, and power tools, creating the risk of electrocution. Contact with live wires, faulty equipment, inadequate grounding, or improper use of electrical devices can lead to severe injuries or fatalities.
Construction sites often utilize heavy machinery such as cranes, bulldozers, forklifts, and excavators. Accidents can occur due to equipment malfunctions, operator errors, inadequate training, or failure to follow safety protocols.
Fires and Explosions
Construction sites may involve flammable materials, welding activities, or improper storage of combustible substances. Fires and explosions can result in serious injuries, burns, and other damages.
Construction workers may come into contact with hazardous substances, such as asbestos, lead, solvents, or toxic gasses. Improper handling, inadequate protective measures, or lack of training can lead to chemical exposure and associated health risks.
Collapsing structures, walls, scaffolding, or trenches can cause catastrophic accidents. Factors contributing to structural collapses include design flaws, poor construction practices, inadequate support systems, or unstable soil conditions.
Construction work often involves physically demanding tasks, including lifting heavy objects, repetitive motions, or working in awkward positions. Overexertion can result in musculoskeletal injuries, strains, sprains, and fatigue-related accidents.
Construction sites typically have a high volume of vehicles, including trucks, cranes, and other heavy equipment. Collisions between vehicles, pedestrians, or workers operating machinery can lead to severe injuries or fatalities.
If you have been injured by one of the above accidents, you must contact a San Diego construction accident attorney for legal representation. Our attorneys will help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.
Worker’s Compensation is Not Your Only Recourse or Option
While you certainly may pursue a worker’s compensation claim, if your injury was not caused by your employer (i.e. it was caused by another contractor or trade on the job), you may have the right to pursue a claim against that at-fault party.
For example, if you are a plumbing tradesman and are electrocuted or struck by a crane operator, you may have a claim against the entity responsible for those trades. So, do not assume the worker’s compensation framework is your only recourse, which may only offer limited recovery and limited medical coverage. You need to contact our experienced San Diego construction accident attorneys, who can help you and your family evaluate the circumstances and options.
How a San Diego Construction Accident Lawyer Can Help
When you choose to work with a San Diego construction accident attorney, you gain the advantage of our extensive experience in handling construction accident cases. We have a deep understanding of the complex laws and regulations that govern construction sites in San Diego, and we know how to navigate the liability issues that often arise in these types of cases.
At Jassim Law, we assist construction accident victims in San Diego and throughout California by:
- Thoroughly investigating every detail of your construction accident case IMMEDIATELY
- Collecting and preserving vital evidence and witness statements
- Hiring the best experts your case requires
- Going to the scene and reconstructing how the construction accident occurred
- Securing any evidence, surveillance video, photos, and witness statements
- Ensuring you receive the best medical care, no matter what health insurance coverage you may or may not have
- Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
- Advocating for your rights and interests inside and outside of court
- Supporting you through every step of California’s claims process
- Determining if the negligent party was on the job at the time of the accident
- Determining whether additional parties or entities are at fault
- Answering your legal questions
- Keeping you updated on the status of your case
- Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
With our extensive knowledge of personal injury law and a deep understanding of construction site regulations, we are equipped to handle the complexities of construction accident cases. Our construction accident lawyers in San Diego recognizes the profound impact these accidents have on your life and is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the legal process with care and expertise.
For Legal Representation, Call Our Construction Accident Lawyers in San Diego
The Jassim Law team is not intimidated by insurance companies or big corporations. Our San Diego construction accident lawyers have a reputation for advocacy and will work passionately to secure the compensation you deserve. We understand the financial strain caused by medical bills, lost wages, and other damages, which is why we tirelessly pursue justice on your behalf.
Our track record of success speaks volumes about our dedication to our clients and our commitment to achieving justice—just read our reviews from real recent clients. Attorney Pajman Jassim has also received the honor of being named one of San Diego Metro Magazine’s Best Attorneys. Additionally, Pajman received an Avvo.com rating of “10.0” and was rated as a “Top Employment Attorney” and “Top Contributor in Personal Injury.” You can read his reviews at Avvo.com.
Our personal injury lawyers in San Diego want to make communities safer and help victims just like you. Schedule your free consultation today by calling (619) 554-0624 or filling out our contact form. We understand you are injured, so we come to you. We also offer video, Zoom, or telephone consultations.