Clearwater Construction Vehicle Accident Attorney
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Due to their substantial size, trucks can be dangerous both on the road
and off. Construction vehicles, on the other hand, often bear the same
foreboding heftiness as trucks, but also have the added dangers of forklifts,
plows, cranes, and other fixtures. If you or someone you love was involved
in an accident with a construction vehicle, you may be able to seek compensation.
Attorney Bryan Caulfield has successfully handled more than 4,800 cases, and has recovered millions
of dollars for the benefit of his clients. As a specialized personal injury
attorney, he knows the law regarding wrongful death and injury and has
the experience necessary to build a strong case for each client he helps.
Types of Construction Vehicle Accidents
Whether you were injured while working at a construction site, driving
near a construction vehicle, or simply passing by on foot, accidents can
and do happen.
Common types of construction vehicle accidents include:
Equipment failure: Construction vehicles often carry complex equipment, which is sometimes
faulty or may malfunction without warning. Mechanical or technical issues
can affect any aspect of a vehicle and can result in severe injuries,
whether the vehicle is in motion or not.
Driver error: Either due to careless ness or poor or improper training, driver error
is a huge factor in construction vehicle accidents. Sometimes drivers
can become drowsy or distracted on long jobs, or may simply be careless,
leading to dangerous or deadly mistakes.
Weather or road conditions: Rain, snow, high winds, and other factors can make construction sites more
dangerous, and if an operator does not adjust the equipment accordingly,
it can lead to serious mishaps and injuries. Additionally, on the road,
drivers may not alter their driving to allow for the more dangerous conditions,
which can lead to an accident.
Failure to follow regulations: There are federal regulations in place construction companies and vehicle
operators must follow in order to keep themselves and other safe. If anyone
does not adhere to these rules and regulations, the consequences can be severe.
Traffic control: Construction workers must safely close off their work area for the safety
of themselves, and drivers and pedestrians near the construction zone.
However, if they do not do this properly, someone could run into a vehicle,
or face injury of some sort.
Moving large equipment: Driving with large equipment is hazardous, especially if the load is not
properly tied down, locked in, or otherwise secured. Failure to do so
could cause the vehicle to lose the equipment while driving, possibly
hitting other vehicles or spreading debris on the road.
Failure to inspect or maintain vehicles: Companies have a responsibility to properly maintain their vehicles and
ensure their safe use on and off the road.
Improper truck maintenance can lead to accidents and even death.
Struck by moving equipment: If a construction vehicle operator isn’t paying attention, or is
operating a large vehicle that offers poor visibility, (such as cranes,
lifts, or other instruments), they can accidentally strike and injure
passersby or cause car accidents.
Liability for a Construction Vehicle Accident
Depending on the circumstance and location of your accident, the liability
could change, effecting your case. In some situations, the vehicle operator
is responsible for driving irresponsibly, or perhaps the company failed
to follow certain regulations, or the accident could be the fault of a
subcontractor. In other situations, if the equipment or vehicle malfunctioned,
it could be the fault of the product manufacturer.
Contact Attorney Bryan Caulfield
If you’ve been injured in a construction vehicle accident, you may
be able to seek fair compensation. Harm or damages caused by the neglect
or incompetence of another person or company can be frustrating and complicated,
which is why seeking help from a competent lawyer is key to the success
of your case.
Get started on your truck accident case and contact Bryan Caulfield.