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Roofing Accidents Can Have Serious Consequences

Roofing Accidents Can Have Serious Consequences

Injuries that are caused from roofing accidents can often have very serious and life-threatening consequences. Roofing accidents caused by another’s negligence can lead to a victim’s lifetime of distress. Victims in the State of California have the legal right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the careless individual that caused the accident. A valid claim can allow the victim to be compensated for the following:

  • A loss of wages,
  • Medical costs, and
  • Pain and suffering

 When a roofing incident occurs while on a worksite, the injured employee could file a workers’ comp claim that could help to cover medical expenditures as well as provide wage replacement. When the accident occurs because of the carelessness of a third party, however, the worker could file a personal injury lawsuit in order to seek supplementary damages.

 Identifying Potential Liable Parties

Under California’s negligence laws, any person or party who breached the duty of care that resulted in the injury of another could be held responsible for the injuries caused to that person. A lawsuit based on negligence will hold the careless party liable for the action or inaction that led to the grievance. To win a lawsuit, the victim will need to demonstrate the following:

  1. The identified defendant owed the victim a duty of care;
  2. The identified defendant breached said duty through careless action or inaction; and
  3. The identified defendant’s carelessness was a significant factor in what caused the person’s injury.

 In roofing accidents, parties that could be held liable for the accident could involve the following:

  • Ladder manufacturers
  • Roofing companies
  • Property managers
  • Renters/ tenants
  • Property owners
  • Construction companies
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Government agencies

 Damages Available After Undergoing a Roofing Accident

In personal injury claims, damages will award the victim that is seeking restitution for his or her grievances. This will help compensate the victims for any expenses or harm that was suffered. Compensatory damages will be given to the victim in effort of helping him or her regain his or her lifestyle prior to the accident. Damages awarded in a roof accident could result in the following:

  • Surgery
  • Medical care
  • Long-term treatments
  • In-home care
  • Medical supplies
  • Medical treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • A loss of income
  • Compensation for disfigurement
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and
  • Suffering

Obtain the Legal Support of a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney

Any accident that is related to roofing could result in very serious sand expensive grievances. Victims who undergo roofing accidents caused by another’s negligence have the legal right to pursue a personal injury claim. Roofing accidents in the State of California are subject to time limitations. Victims are encouraged to speak to a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible. 

The attorneys at Martinez & Schill have many years of dedicated experience in serving clients who have suffered roofing accidents because of another’s negligence. The firm has helped many roofing accident victims obtain the compensation they deserve. If you have sustained injuries and other grievances in the aftermath of a roofing accident, obtain the right legal support as soon as possible.

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