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“I could not be happier with the care my case was handled. The settlement I received was far above anything I ever expected. Nate was truly amazing! He made me feel comfortable during a very stressful time by clearly outlining the process and maintaining the perfect level of communication. Thank you!"
- Charles
“I would definitely refer Nate to friends or family if they are ever injured in an accident. Nate was always available and returned my phone calls quickly. He and his staff kept me up to date and answered all my questions. Nate showed me and my family true compassion. Thank you!”
- Angela
“Nate handled my case in the most professional manner possible. He could not have been more thorough. His staff completed their interviews and research in a very accommodating manner, and telephone and email response time was fantastic. I would absolutely recommend Nate to anyone who has been injured in an accident.”
- Jerome
"I cannot express how amazing this law firm is. When no one else would take my case, Nate took a chance and represented me in my claim. Both him and his paralegal, Lorraine, were so helpful through the whole process and made what originally was a gruesome experience much more manageable."
- Samantha
"Had an amazing experience with this firm. Always kept up to date with the status of the case. The entire staff was professional and responsive. I worked with Richard and Vanessa the most as we came close to an offer. Rick was honest about what he felt he could get and he advised me completely of options and what could or couldn't happen. I really felt someone was on my side which is a great feeling."
- Andrew

Case Results

Over $500,000,000 Recovered For Arizona Construction Accident Victims.
$9,000,000
Construction Accident
$5,000,090
Commercial Semi-Truck Accident
$3,500,000
Assault/Wrongful Death
$3,250,000
T-boned at Intersection
$3,000,000
Motorcycle Accident

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Other law firms hire us to handle their construction accident cases, so should you.

MEET OUR CONSTRUCTION

aCCIDENT ATTORNEYS

Each construction accident lawyer at our firm is experienced in court, trials, arbitration and/or mediation proceedings. Unlike many law firms, we will not just settle your case for an unfavorable amount, we will fight for you. Construction accident victims in Arizona receive an average settlement of 370% more if they use qualified attorneys such as those in our law firm.
Nathaniel Preston
Nathaniel Preston

Arizona personal injury attorney Nathaniel B. Preston (“Nate”) has helped clients recover millions of dollars for injury and wrongful death claims.

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Jay MacKinlay
Jay MacKinlay

Jay is an attorney in the civil litigation department. He has been practicing law in Arizona since 1997 and has participated in hundreds of court proceedings.

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Eric Robinson
Eric Robinson

Eric has represented injured victims exclusively since becoming licensed in Arizona in 2012. His focus is on the litigation of claims.

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Richard Lundin
Richard Lundin

Richard represents people in auto accidents and personal injury cases in both state and federal courts.

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Quinton Riches
Quinton Riches

During his short tenure at Warnock MacKinlay Law, Quinton has already recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

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James D. Spark
James D. Spark

James has extensive experience in representing victims seriously injured in automobile or motorcycle accidents, dog bite and slip and fall accidents.

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Michael Grubbs
Michael Grubbs

Michael is a trial lawyer at Warnock MacKinlay handling both pre-suit and litigation cases including car accident, wrongful death, and nursing home abuse.

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Brenden R. Leader
Brenden R. Leader

A tenacious personal injury attorney, championing accident victims' rights with strategic insight and a deep-rooted commitment to the Arizona community.

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COMMON CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT INJURY QUESTIONS

Construction site accidents include everything from general safety environment issues to poor working conditions. Construction sites often have great heights, with little guarding, and undertrained staff. If you happen to get into a construction accident, there are several things you must do immediately after a construction accident so that you can get the most money possible for your accident injuries.  

  • Hire an experienced construction accident lawyer immediately. Call us now at 602-600-6427 to schedule your FREE Consultation.
  • Do not discuss your construction accident case with anyone. If a representative from any insurance company or an investigator tries to question you or any family member about your case, please find out their name, the company name and who they represent and refer them to our office immediately. Never give them any information or sign any papers.
  • Stay off social media. If you use any form of social media (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, FitBit, Health Apps, Blogs, etc.), it is important that you do not post anything regarding your accident and/or injuries, and maintain a private profile. Anyone who seeks information from you may represent an insurance company or adverse party.  Information you disclose could harm your construction accident case.
  • Save all the evidence from the construction accident scene, including a copy of the accident report from your employer or site manager, photos or videos, and the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  • Get treatment and make sure you follow all your doctor’s recommendations.
  • Advise your doctor of all medical complaints, including minor ones, so your medical condition can be properly documented and evaluated. This will allow you to achieve a speedy recovery and prevent the insurance company from claiming that your medical issues were caused by our failure to follow doctor’s orders.
  • Make a written list of your accident injury symptoms, no matter how minor. This will prevent problems with minor issues that may get worse by not being considered as part of your accident-related injuries.  It is also recommended that you keep a record of your pain levels, at least weekly or when there are any significant changes, and any activities you cannot do as a result of your accident. 
  • Do not give a written or recorded statement to the insurance company. All communication should be handled by your construction accident lawyer.

Yes, you could be eligible for compensation if you were hurt in a construction accident in Arizona. The following are the typical principal sources of compensation following a construction accident: 

  • Personal Injuries: You may sue a third party (someone other than your employer or coworker) for the accident’s damages if they were at fault. This could include, among others, the owner of the property where the building site is situated, the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment, or a negligent subcontractor. You might be able to recover compensation back in a personal injury case for things like medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Product Liability Lawsuit: You might have a product liability claim against the manufacturer of that product, if your injury was caused by a defective tool, machinery, or safety equipment.
  • Wrongful Death Claim: Families may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim if a loved one was killed in a construction accident.
  • Workers’ Compensation: It should be possible for you to qualify for workers’ compensation payments if you were working at the time of the accident. Your medical expenses and a percentage of your missed pay ought to be covered by this. No-fault workers’ compensation is standard practice in Arizona, which means that you can recover compensation regardless of who caused the injury.

Consult with a competent personal injury or construction accident attorney who can guide you through these complex laws and make sure you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Generally no. You should NEVER speak with representatives from the other party’s insurance company. In those cases, you should only discuss the valuation of your vehicle. You should not discuss the facts of the accident or your injuries. Otherwise, we will handle all communications for you. If a representative contacts you, politely tell them that you have retained an attorney to represent you. The representative should then contact us and never contact you again. If they do, please notify us immediately and we will file a complaint with the Department of Insurance because it is unfair claims practice for an insurance representative to contact a party knowingly represented by an attorney. 

Generally, the answer is “No”. Remember, the insurance company does not work for you – they work for the other party. Oftentimes, even before you obtain medical attention and assess the extent of your injuries, you may be contacted by a claims adjuster who will make you a ridiculous, low-ball offer. They are hoping you will accept this offer before you understand the full extent of your damages.

Many people accept these types of offers and sign a release, only to find out further complications “down the road”. Tough Luck. In most states, including Arizona, a release is worded in such a way as to make it almost impossible to ever seek any further compensation after you sign, even if you find your injuries are much worse than you ever anticipated. You shouldn’t agree without first consulting a good Arizona construction accident attorney.

IMMEDIATELY. Hiring experienced construction accident lawyers, like those at Warnock MacKinlay Law, is vital if you are injured in a construction accident. Unfortunately, we see so many victims attempt to represent themselves and generally fail miserably for several reasons. Studies have shown that a claimant who is represented by legal counsel “nets” (after medical bills and attorney fees) in excess of 300% more money than those who handle their own claim. The only thing more important than hiring a qualified lawyer after a construction accident is seeking medical attention, and the lawyers at Warnock MacKinlay Law can help you with a good, competent accident doctor.
Generally, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years. This means that you have two years from the time the accident occurred to file a claim against the responsible party. If you wait longer than two years, you waive your your right to obtain any compensation for your claim. If you have a claim against a public entity (government), you must make a claim within 180 days from the date of the accident, or  your rights are waived.
It is almost impossible to determine how much time it will take to resolve your case because every case is different. Cases that settle prior to filing a lawsuit typically resolve more quickly than those that go to trial. At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we will do everything we can to obtain the maximum compensation possible in the shortest amount of time. A typical timeframe for cases to settle is two to four months after your medical care is complete, but those dates can be shorter or longer depending on many factors.
No. We make it easy to afford an attorney if you have been injured in a construction accident. We do not charge any fee whatsoever for an accident consultation. In fact, we do not charge any attorney fees unless we are successful in recovering money for you. Even if there are costs involved, such as investigation, medical records, medical reports, deposition fees, and the like, we will advance those monies for you until your case is resolved. We will even refer you to doctors who will not demand payment until the case is resolved. It is our job to make the resolution of your case as easy for you as possible.
Absolutely. There was a study done that looked at accident victims that found that people receive 3.5 times higher payouts after accidents when they have a lawyer, even after the personal injury lawyer’s payment is subtracted. Also, Arizona personal injury lawyers can take a lot of work away from a victim who needs to focus on their recovery.
Of course. If you are unhappy with your current lawyer for whatever reason, feel free to reach out. We get a lot of cases who are individuals who weren’t being taken care of properly by their previous attorneys.
Yes. It is VERY important that you follow all doctors’ instructions. Please be certain that you see your doctor as he or she directs, and do not miss appointments, so you can achieve a speedy recovery. If at any time you consider ceasing treatment before you are released, whether for reasons of financial inability to continue, work schedule, etc., please let us know before you miss appointments. Although we in no way direct medical care, we want to make sure you can see a doctor who can work with you under your circumstances. The insurer can only determine the severity of your injuries if they are treated by your doctor and any symptoms or injuries you are experiencing should be reported to your doctor and treated.
If you do not have health insurance, please speak with your attorney or paralegal and they will assist you in finding healthcare providers who will wait for payment until your case is settled.

The amount of money you will ultimately recover depends on a variety of issues, the most important of which is the nature of your injuries caused by the accident and the comprehensive medical treatment you receive for those injuries.  At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we will help you seek reimbursement for any or all of the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of love and support
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Permanent impairment and disability

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At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we are experts in building value for your injuries and obtaining the best financial result possible without having to go to trial. In the cases that a lawsuit is necessary, most are resolved before a trial occurs. The likelihood that a case settles or goes to trial depends on the facts of each case. If an insurance company contests liability (fault) or the value of your case, there is a greater chance that your case will go to trial. Our staff has more than 100 years of combined experience; thus, we know how to represent you. It is important to have a lawyer representing you who the insurers know will file suit if necessary, as that increases the likelihood of obtaining a good settlement value through negotiation. The insurers know which firms will file suit and which will not do so.

A construction site has so many moving parts that it is fairly easy to overlook one thing. Unfortunately overlooking even one detail can lead to injury on these job sites. Construction sites are among the most hazardous job sites in the United States.

Common causes of construction accidents include the use of heavy machinery and chemicals. When you are working with unstable or temporary structures, there is a significant chance of risk as well.

The idea is that anyone handling heavy machinery, chemicals or temporary structures, should have thorough training. But training and experience don’t always line up. There’s the risk of inexperienced staff, or overly comfortable staff mishandling their job duty.

Then there is the risk of project managers and contractors cutting corners. Many sites must use multiple contractors, and some can only begin work after others are done.

For example, electricians often work after much of a building’s structure is complete. They are then at risk of the prior contractors taking shortcuts which may expose them to unstable work environments.

Falling off a standard ladder might not seem serious, but if it results in torn ligaments or hyperextension, it is rather severe. Common injuries from construction sites range wildly.

  • Muscle injuries are among the most difficult for a construction worker to recover from as they may be out of work for a long stretch of time. These injuries don’t always require surgery, but they do require long periods of rest.
  • Burns often find their way into construction accident cases as the people here work closely with corrosive materials and explosives. Flammable or explosive materials such as natural gas and gasoline pick up flames quickly. If you experienced burns, you need legal help to pursue additional pain and suffering options.
  • Electrocution happens on construction sites, and the effects can be damaging. Third-degree burns and in some cases death, from electrocution, is possible.
  • Brain Injury from either falling or having heavy objects fall on you is a serious issue. Traumatic Brain Injury requires a very slow recovery, usually surgery, and most often you will still not recover fully.

If you experienced any injury on a construction site, contact an Arizona construction accident lawyer. You are likely to come across many hurdles during your recovery and worrying about legal paperwork should not be your top priority. 

Hiring a lawyer should allow you to focus on recovering mentally and physically. While you recover, your lawyer should be hard at work putting together a strong case for you.

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