| Read Time: 3 minutes | Construction Accidents
how to file a construction accident lawsuit

Construction sites are always hazardous, and if you’ve been injured due to someone’s negligence or a faulty product, you have rights and can seek compensation. Colorado law allows construction accident victims to file lawsuits, holding negligent parties accountable. Whether your injury occurred on-site or nearby, it’s crucial to understand the legal avenues available to you. 

Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. is here to help construction accident victims navigate premises and product liability claims, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. Read on to learn how to file a construction accident lawsuit.

Who Do I Sue in a Construction Accident Lawsuit?

Determining who to sue in a construction accident can be complex, as multiple parties may be liable. Understanding the potential defendants is crucial for building a solid case. Here are some of the possible liable parties in a construction accident lawsuit:

  • General contractors. Responsible for overseeing the construction site and ensuring safety.
  • Subcontractors. General contractors often delegate specific trades or tasks to subcontractors who must maintain safe practices.
  • Property owners. Owners of the construction site may be liable if they fail to ensure the site is safe for workers and the public.
  • Construction companies. Companies managing the project can be held liable for unsafe working conditions.
  • Equipment manufacturers. If faulty equipment caused the accident, the manufacturer could be held accountable.
  • Engineers and architects. Professionals responsible for design and planning may be liable if their negligence leads to injuries from unsafe conditions.
  • Government entities. City, state, or federal entities and officials might be responsible if poor site maintenance or safety violations on public property caused the accident.

Identifying all potentially liable parties can significantly impact the outcome of your construction accident lawsuit. An experienced law firm like Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. can help and ensure all responsible parties are identified.

How to File a Construction Site Accident Claim

Filing a construction site accident claim involves several critical steps to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. While the specifics may vary from case to case, the following is a step-by-step guide to the process:

  1. Seek medical attention. Your health and safety are the top priority. Obtain immediate medical treatment for your injuries and keep all records and receipts.
  2. Document the accident. Collect as much evidence as possible from the scene. This evidence includes photographs, video surveillance, witness statements, and other relevant information supporting your claim.
  3. Consult an attorney. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney, such as the Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. team, who can guide you through the legal process and help build a strong case.
  4. Identify negligent parties. Your seasoned construction accident attorney will examine the facts to determine who is liable for your injuries. 
  5. File a complaint. Your attorney will draft and file a formal complaint with the appropriate Colorado court, outlining the details of the accident, your injuries, and the parties responsible.
  6. Negotiation and settlement. Many cases are settled out of court through negotiation. Your attorney will work to reach a fair settlement on your behalf.
  7. Trial. If a settlement cannot be reached, your case may go to trial, where a judge or jury will determine the outcome.

A construction accident claim can be complex, but you can effectively pursue justice and compensation with the proper legal support. Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. is committed to helping you every step of the way.

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Lawyer for Help

Filing a construction accident lawsuit doesn’t have to be complicated. Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. is here to help if you’ve been injured in a construction accident. No one understands the law and your injuries better than Attorney Eric Steiner, M.D. He has 20 years of legal experience and 17 years as a cardiac anesthesiologist.Having a dedicated attorney can significantly affect the outcome of your case. Contact Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. today for a free consultation and take the first step toward justice and recovery. Let us fight for your rights.

Author Photo


At Gerash Steiner Blanton P.C., we pride ourselves on providing exceptional legal services to every one of our clients. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to representing individuals and businesses in a wide range of legal matters. We understand that every case is unique and will always provide personalized solutions to meet your immediate legal needs.

Rate this Post

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars