Construction Accident Lawyers in Nashville

Construction Accident Lawyers in Nashville

At DRS Law, our Nashville construction accident lawyers have years of experience obtaining full and fair compensation for people injured in construction accidents. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve clients throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia.

If you’re looking for a Nashville construction accident lawyer, here’s what you need to know.

Nashville, Tennessee Construction Accidents

Construction sites can be, by their nature, dangerous places. A scaffolding collapse, falling equipment or materials, ladder failure, a forklift accident, or a slip-and-fall accident can lead to serious injury or even death. In addition, there is a risk of chemical exposure, electrocution or electrical burn, carbon monoxide poisoning, or power tool failure injury on many construction sites.

The occurence of fatal occupational injuries, unfortunately, has been steadily increasing in Tennessee in the last decade. The Tennessee Department of Labor reports 132 work-related fatalities in Tennessee in 2021, up from 95 in 2013. 

Tennessee work-related fatalities

According to United States Department of Labor, the private construction industry sector in Tennessee accounted for 21 of these work-related fatalities . Falls, slips, and trips resulted in 11 of the 21 fatalities in the construction industry. The specialty trade contractors subsector accounted for 18 of the 21 fatal workplace injuries in the construction industry.

We Handle A Full Range of Construction Injuries

General contractors and subcontractors sometimes cut corners in matters of safety and security in an effort to meet tight deadlines and budgets. Failure to maintain a crane, forklift, dump truck or other machinery can cause a serious accident with devastating consequences.

If you have been injured or you lost a loved one in a construction accident in Tennessee, Alabama or Kentucky, you may have a strong case for a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Our team of experienced attorneys and independent experts and accident investigators are here to help clients pursue proper compensation for all types of construction injuries, including those caused by

What are the common causes of a construction accident?

The largest cause of construction accidents is inadequate safety precautions. This includes things like not using fall protection, not having proper lighting, and not storing materials in a safe manner. Other common causes of construction accidents include:

  • Human error
  • Defective materials
  • Unsafe equipment
  • Poor planning
  • Weather conditions

Who is liable for a construction accident?

If you are a construction worker or passerby who was hurt, or lost a loved one to a wrongful death, let us help you hold the responsible parties accountable for your damages.

Liability for a construction accident will vary depending on the specific circumstances of the accident. However, the following parties may be liable for a construction accident:

  • The owner of the property
  • The general contractor
  • Any subcontractors
  • An equipment manufacturer
  • A fellow worker at the job site

For these parties to be liable, you must show that they acted carelessly and breached a duty of care. This is known as negligence.

To prove negligence, the Nashville construction accident lawyers at DRS Law rely on their deep understanding of construction plans, industry standards, and OSHA regulations. These sources often set out some of the safety guidelines that construction companies and their employees are required to follow. Workplace, construction, and job-site injuries often occur when a defendant fails to follow these guidelines. If you believe that one of the above parties may have contributed to your construction accidents, call the knowledgeable and dedicated personal injury lawyers at DRS Law today.

Is a workers’ compensation claim my only option for getting compensated?

No. If you have been injured in a construction accident, there are two main ways to get compensated.

One, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you were injured on the job. These benefits include medical expenses, lost wages, and death benefits.

Two, you may also be able to file a third-party liability lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for your construction accident injuries. This is known as a personal injury lawsuit instead of a workers’ compensation claim. In a personal injury lawsuit, you can seek to recover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

How much are construction accident cases worth?

The value of a Nashville personal injury case involving a construction accident will depend on many factors. Some of those are:

  • The nature and extent of your injuries. The more severe the injuries the more likely you will recover a significant amount of compensation. For example, some key factors are whether you were able to return to work; whether your injuries are permanent; and the cost of your medical expenses.
  • The fault of the other parties. If you were blameless and the other party was clearly at fault, you have a greater chance of a significant recovery.
  • The skill and expertise of your attorney. The Nashville construction accident lawyers at DRS Law have successfully handled construction accident injury cases for over 30 years. Our lawyers are top-rated throughout the South and have obtained several multi-million settlements and verdicts. We handle a small case load which allows us to devote the time, energy, and resources required to ensure that our clients get the best outcome possible.

If you’re looking for a Nashville construction accident lawyer, call DRS Law Personal Injury Lawyers today.

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Recovered Since 1993

We've Helped Thousands of People Just Like You

We are known for getting life-changing results and fighting to make our communities safer.

Why Choose Us As Your Nashville Construction Accident Attorney

With us on your side, you can focus on what’s most important – your recovery.

Decades Of Experience

Decades Of Experience

Our Nashville attorneys have over 75 years of combined practice handling cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights, medical device lawsuits, wrongful death, and much more.

Excellent Reputation

Excellent Reputation

DRS Law is a well-respected law firm in Nashville and throughout the U.S. Founder, David Randolph Smith, has been selected as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, named one of the Top 100 attorneys in Tennessee in all fields of practice, and is included in the Best Lawyers in America guidebook.

Small Case Volume

Small Case Volume

Unlike many Nashville firms or lawyers that handle a large volume of cases, we concentrate our expertise on a select few cases. With this, our attorneys ensure that every step is taken to obtain the most favorable outcomes for our clients.

We Prepare For Trial

We Prepare For Trial

Every case is meticulously prepared for trial by our trial team and support staff in order to maximize the recovery for our client, whether by settlement or trial verdict. Our proven track record of success has resulted in multi-million-dollar settlements and judgments in a wide variety of individual and group cases.

What to Expect

Our Legal Services Are Completely Personalized To You And Your Unique Needs

01  Free Consultation

Our dedicated personal injury and accident lawyers provide free, no-pressure case evaluations. We will help you determine if you have a case and will answer all your questions in plain English. We never charge any fees until we win your case.


02  Personalized Service

If we take your case, it’s because we believe we can help you. We will get to work outlining a strategic plan of action. We want you to feel taken care of during this difficult time — whatever questions you have, we’re here with answers. Frequent check-ins ensure you are comfortable with the progress of your case.

03  You Get Paid

We are passionate about the success of your case and will give it the close attention and focus it deserves. We find solutions that other lawyers miss, discovering key facts that help you win. We call upon our gifts in storytelling to argue your case with passion and conviction so you get the compensation and justice you deserve.

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