Six Steps to Receive Compensation with Sobo & Sobo
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We have trained legal professionals available 24/7. In your first call we’ll get your contact information and hear your story. Plus, we’ll make an appointment that works for you so you can speak, in person, to a lawyer.
Free Initial Consultation
Discuss your case face to face with an accident lawyer. There’s no charge or obligation. Your Sobo & Sobo attorney will explain the next best steps to build a successful case for you.
You and your lawyer will organize your ongoing healthcare so you can continue to heal. Along the way, you’ll get updated medical records documenting your condition, care and treatment.
Your lawyer will help you collect all the paperwork you need for a successful case — one that maximizes your settlement in the least amount of time.
Litigation & Negotiation
Your lawyer will handle everything else. We prepare your case for trial and negotiate to achieve the best possible settlement without going to court. But even if there is a trial, you relax and we do the work.
You collect your settlement for medical care, damages, lost wages and pain & suffering. All your medical bills are paid off. Only then does Sobo & Sobo get paid.
Tell Us Your Story
Accidents can be complicated and loaded with pitfalls because both healthcare and the law are tricky. Your initial, person-to-person consultation with a Sobo lawyer will clear some things up, right away. It’s free and you have no obligation after sitting down with us. We’ll help.
In this first chat and soon thereafter, we’ll:
- Explain your rights
- Find follow-up medical care and testing
- Arrange emergency financing if available
- Discuss your special circumstances
- Walk you through the legal process, step by step
- Plan and prepare to pursue your case
The victims of accidents are entitled to compensation for their losses. The amount of money paid to victims varies based on the severity of damages, injury and other losses suffered. Your Sobo & Sobo lawyer will explain:
- Medical Expenses: Getting them Paid
- Lost Wages: What You are Owed
- Property Damage: Fixing or Replacing Your Vehicle
- Pain & Suffering: Discomfort, Anxiety and More
We represent clients on a contingent basis. That means we do not collect any money until your case is won and money damages are paid. We receive a portion of those damage payments only after they are finalized. So, you are never “out of pocket” any money to us.
Why Choose Sobo & Sobo?
The Sobo & Sobo law firm specializes in injury litigation. We’ve represented many, many victims of rear-end accidents just like yours.
- We’ve been serving clients for over 50 years.
- We have offices throughout the Hudson Valley, plus in the Bronx and Manhattan.
- Our staff includes hundreds of legal professionals ready to help.
Choose the law firm that focuses on helping the injured get justice.
We will use our skill, knowledge and genuine concern to win for you.
Who is at Fault in a Highway Construction Accident?
Determining who is at fault in a traffic accident within a construction zone depends on variables unique to the type and severity of the specific accident.
When Commercial Vehicles are Involved
If a commercial vehicle is involved in a highway construction accident, it is highly likely that the truck driver will be investigated to determine if he or she was negligent. This is due to the common assumption that most highway accidents of any kind involving a commercial vehicle is likely to have been caused by behaviors including distracted driving, driving while tired, or driving under the influence. This often leads to the responsible trucking company having to pay for any related damages, with the construction site itself holding minimal responsibility for the accident.
If you are a commercial truck driver, and you believe that it was not your negligence, but the construction site’s that was to blame for an accident, it is imperative that you call a personal injury lawyer immediately to build your case. They will help you collect all the evidence that you need to prove your innocence in causing the accident. Defending yourself properly may reduce or eliminate any personal responsibility and may protect your employment and future livelihood.
The Road or Highway Authority’s Negligence
In most cases, highway construction sites have special protections against being sued for traffic accidents, as they are under the government’s control and supervision.
However, if you are a driver, passenger or pedestrian that has suffered severe injuries in a highway construction accident, and it can be proven that the construction site was negligent in meeting safety conditions necessary to prevent the accident, then you may be eligible for compensation for related damages. In these cases, hiring a construction accident lawyer that has years of experience navigating the unique legal process involved in suing a governmental construction zone (or a private business working on such a site) is crucial in helping you build a successful case.
Private Highway Construction Contractors
Government agencies will often hire independent contractors to set up work sites on roadways. Sometimes, private contractors are negligent in meeting the safety requirements of these job sites, including:
- Leaving hazardous debris on the road
- Failing to install adequate road signs alerting drivers to the work site
- Obstructing construction road signs with debris, equipment or other natural obstacles
If any of these occur, or some other negligence contributed to the accident, you may be entitled to receive full compensation for any resulting damages.
Faulty Manufacturing Equipment
Highway construction vehicles, equipment, road signs and materials can cause or contribute to severe _ even fatal - injuries to drivers and pedestrians. Malfunctioning equipment, hazardous materials and other defective products can cause harm to those on roadways, without any negligence on behalf of the passing driver or pedestrian.
In these cases, hiring a personal injury lawyer can help you build a successful lawsuit that holds the manufacturers of these products, or those using them, liable for any resulting accident. The result is often they provide full compensation for resulting losses.
Roadway Construction Accident Lawsuits: What to Do Before You File
Highway construction accidents can be deadly, and/or result in serious short and long-term consequences for all drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Filing a lawsuit against the contractor or manufacturer responsible for the accident can help you recover lost wages missed due to your injuries, along with any related medical expenses, and other damages.
There are certain steps you can take as soon as possible after your accident to maximize your chances of building a successful case, before you file a lawsuit:
- Do NOT let another driver’s insurance company take a recorded statement regarding the accident. This is typically asked by insurance companies so that statements made before consulting with an attorney can be used as evidence that may discredit any recounting of the accident later
- Collect a copy of the police report
- Try to get a recording or hand-written account from any witness of the accident willing to give you a statement
- Most construction zones on the road are equipped with security cameras to catch people who illegally disregard traffic signals. This can be valuable evidence for your case. A personal injury lawyer will be able to help you collect this evidence.
- Keep a detailed record of all medical records relating to your injury, as well as a list of lost working hours and wages that are directly related to any injury.
Filing a Construction Accident Lawsuit
If you or someone you know has been in a construction accident and are seeking compensation for any resulting lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, call 855-468-7626 for a free consultation with an expert personal injury attorney today.
The accident attorneys at Sobo & Sobo have over 50 years of experience helping clients across New York’s Hudson Valley and the Bronx win the compensation they deserve for their losses and improving their quality of life.
When you file a claim with Sobo & Sobo, you don’t pay unless we win the case. When we do win, our attorneys are paid through a percentage of your settlement, meaning you never have to pay out of pocket.