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.
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
- Ladder falls
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falling objects
- Defective equipment
- Forklift accidents
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.
Over $500 Million
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
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.
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
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
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.
What Our Clients Say
“The intellect combined with compassion of these people is incredible.”
I am very thankful to David, Lyon, Chris and all professionals who represent this firm. This team made an incredibly difficult situation end successfully. The intellect combined with compassion of these people is incredible. Our concerns were quickly and appropriately responded to, with knowledge and compassion. Law suits are very scary situations, but they never stopped communicating until I felt comfortable with the process. - K. Boland
“They were extremely thorough and caring through the entire experience.”
The DRS team was simply tremendous. They were extremely thorough and caring through the entire experience. I felt cared for the entire time. I will recommend them enthusiastically to anyone who ever needs legal help. - Dick K.
“Very professional and very hard working guys that I would suggest to anyone!”
Chris and the rest of the guys at the firm did an amazing job handling my case and making me feel like I was heard and important. Very professional and very hard working guys that I would suggest to anyone! - T. Sapp.
“They kept me in the loop every step of the way and made me feel like family.”
This is a wonderful law firm. They kept me in the loop every step of the way and made me feel like family. I would highly recommend! - David S.
“There are really no words to adequately describe how thankful we are.”
There are really no words to adequately describe how thankful we are for Lyon and the others at this law firm. The events that led us to reach out to your firm were one the worst times in our lives. My husband’s illness and long recovery were something that we were not sure we would ever come back from. Thanks to the hard work, knowledge and dedication that you guys have put forth on our behalf we have been awarded a settlement that will ensure we have a secure financial future. You guys are the best! - Lorrie H.
“The only attorney that would take our case.”
David Randolph Smith was the only attorney that would take our case. We were up against the US Government and Virginia’s state laws. Mr. Smith’s experience and expertise was the only reason we were able to get a settlement. He always answered our calls and kept us informed. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were very professional and nice. God sent this law firm to help us at a very sorrowful time. We were blessed for such a great law firm. If I ever need a lawyer, this firm would be first on my list. Thank you. — Vicky F.
“The end results gave me the justice and satisfaction I so desperately needed.”
Thru what was an absolute nightmare of an ordeal, I was finally blessed with the very best legal team a man could ever want or desire. I can’t even begin to express my overwhelming gratitude and sincere appreciation to my entire legal team. You are all of the very best at what you do, and the end results gave me the justice and satisfaction I so desperately needed. And it also gave me back my health and independence! On a scale to 1 and 10, I would give you give you a 12! God bless all of you from the bottom of my heart! - Darrell H.
“It made all the difference knowing that we were in competent hands.”
My wife and I couldn’t have had a better experience. The whole team was incredibly responsive, attentive, respectful, & friendly. Lyon took our case and you couldn’t ask for a better guy to have on your side. Not only was he super sharp and resourceful, but also the type of person that makes you feel like an old friend. Since we were seeking legal help for a very awful situation it made all the difference knowing that we were in competent hands the whole time. - Mark D.
“They always set realistic expectations and even surpassed them.”
It was a wonderful experience. Everyone we dealt with was attentive and responsive. They always set realistic expectations and even surpassed them. We are very happy we decided to use Smith and Associates. We highly recommend them. - Whitney G.