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How a Construction Accident Injury Attorney Can Help You and Your Family

Construction siteAt Shefman Law, home of Austin’s finest construction accident lawyers, we’re always saddened to hear of injuries and bodily harm sustained due to an employer’s lack of preparation or follow through. In an incident that occurred on February 13th, two young men in their 20’s were seriously injured after falling from scaffolding at an Austin construction site. It’s always a tragedy when anyone suffers a serious injury on the job, but it’s important to remember that there are avenues for construction workers that endure injuries on site. The state of Texas requires a safe environment for every worker, and when standards aren’t met, we can see terrible accidents such as this one.  What can and should be done when you or a loved one suffers a construction site injury that is the result of employer negligence?

One thing that is important to remember is that third parties can and should be held accountable for the failures of their safety programs. As construction accident injury attorneys, Shefman Law has a firm grip on the various ways to pursue compensation for workers injured on the job site, including holding these third parties responsible for their failures. The manufacturers of all the various equipment used on the job site can be responsible for injury and death, including scaffolding, conveyors, ladders, forklifts, and cranes. The first step in gaining compensation for a construction accident injury is to consider the ways in which these third parties may be at fault for injury or death.

It is also essential to consider the ways in which an employer’s negligence can be the root cause behind a debilitating injury. Owners of projects expect contractors to produce a quality project at a competitive price, but this does not mean that a contractor can cut corners on safety to reach the right price for the customer or to achieve the most profit. The Austin construction accident injury lawyers at Shefman Law have the skills and resources to determine where blame lies in these types of cases, and have the grit and determination to take your case all the way to trial. We have yet to lose a case, and you can be sure that we’ll give our all to get you or your loved ones the compensation you rightly deserve.

Don’t let an accident caused by negligence go unpunished. Contact Austin’s construction accident attorneys at Shefman Law to begin on the road to getting a fair and just result for your case.

Thunder on the Colorado – Staying Safe

 

Southern California Norton Owner's Club Cambria Ride on Hwy 41 near Creston, CAAt Shefman Law, not only are we Austin’s premier motorcycle accident attorneys, we’re also riders ourselves. Because of this, we’re as excited as anyone about all of the great events that tend to land in the early spring. One of our favorite local events is the Thunder on the Colorado festival, which opens up on March 14th and runs through March 16th. Featuring a downtown parade in nearby Smithville as well as a great juried bike show, Thunder on the Colorado is the perfect way to start the major ride season. As members of the local bike community, the motorcycle injury lawyers at Shefman Law are excited to start the season right with the rest of our fellow riders.

 

One of our favorite events associated with Thunder on the Colorado is the fun run that happens every year. Although every biker loves a good fun run ride, we wouldn’t be great motorcycle injury lawyers if we didn’t remind you of a few tips to keep in mind when enjoying the open road.  As much as we advocate for safe and open roads for all recreational users of motorcycles and bicycles, we’re sadly aware of the danger posed by motorcycle accidents and motorcycle injuries. Going into Thunder on the Colorado, here’s what you should do in case of a motorcycle crash:

 

– First and foremost, call 911. Getting adequate help after a motorcycle accident is a must.
– Do not refuse medical treatment, as adrenaline may mask serious injuries.
– Make sure the police take a report and record driver and witness information. We’ve created our very own app to make sure you can record and document any information you may need later on if taking your case to trial.
– Take photos of damaged vehicles, debris in roadway, skid marks, injuries, insurance cards, drivers’ licenses, and street/intersection where crash occurred.
– Do not discuss liability with other driver.
– Maintain articles of clothing damaged or marked by the collision.
– Contact Shefman Law, Austin’s very best personal injury attorneys, to speak with a skilled bike accident lawyer.

 

As we get into one of the heaviest ride seasons of the year, and start to approach great events like Thunder on the Colorado, it’s important that you keep your safety in mind. We hope you enjoy the open roads of Texas, and make sure to contact Shefman Law anytime you’re in need of an effective and determined motorcycle injury attorney.

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