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San Jose Attorney for Ditch Collapse Injury Cases

Attorney for Workers Injured in Excavations, Ditches, Trench, and Tunnel Collapses

Construction sites can be dangerous places. While there are a variety of potential sources of injury, some of the most significant dangers are related to excavations. Trenches, ditches, or other excavated areas may collapse, and workers inside may be buried or crushed under heavy objects or machinery. These injuries can be devastating, and workers who have been involved in accidents will need to determine who was responsible and how they can recover financial compensation.

Some construction workers (and bystanders) have suffered devastating crush injuries with internal organ damage, broken bones, neck injuries, back injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Others have experienced near suffocation resulting in anoxic brain damage after being buried alive or trapped underground. Representing clients throughout California, the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III advocates on behalf of workers who have suffered serious injuries or families who have lost family members in excavations, ditch collapses, trench collapses, wall collapses, tunnel collapses, and other incidents leading to serious injuries.

Advocating for Comprehensive Compensation

Pain and suffering can compound the economic losses suffered by accident victims and their family members. Injury victims need help after an excavation accident — medical help, legal help, and financial help. An experienced personal injury attorney is an invaluable ally after a catastrophic injury or fatal accident. Attorney John J. Garvey represents construction accident victims on a contingency basis. This means that attorney's fees will be due only if and when a settlement or verdict is paid out.

Beware: Dealing With Insurance Claims Adjusters on Your Own Is Not Advisable

At the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III, we urge you not to try to obtain compensation on your own after an excavation accident or ditch collapse. You may believe that you can speak to an insurance company, file a claim, and receive sufficient compensation. However, you will be much less likely to receive the full compensation you need if you do not have a legal professional advocating on your behalf.

Insurers may attempt to get a signature from you in exchange for quick but inadequate financial compensation. This is rarely a good idea, especially when there are catastrophic injuries to cope with. After a construction accident, you are likely to need extensive medical care, rehabilitation, lost wage replacement, durable medical equipment, and other costly expenses. It is important to have a good grasp of the actual costs related to your injury before agreeing to a settlement.

An experienced San Jose excavation accident lawyer can adeptly guide you toward a resolution that is in your best interests. Mr. Garvey may discover additional liable parties, which will allow you to receive more compensation than what you might ordinarily receive after a workplace accident.

Contact Our San Benito County Excavation Accident Attorney

Most clients of our law firm eventually receive ample offers of compensation from the responsible parties, who may include property owners, equipment manufacturers, subcontractors, or any other people or organizations who were responsible for an accident. Our construction ditch accident law firm is ready to take a case to court if necessary.

Is your spouse, adult child, parent, brother, or sister in the hospital, suffering the aftermath of a construction accident in San Jose or San Francisco? We are prepared to help in any way we can after a trench collapse or excavation accident. Call us at 408-293-7777 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an excavation accident attorney in San Jose.

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