You only have to see a construction truck to recognize the damage it can do. Yes–construction trucks perform essential and impressive duties, hauling tons of equipment, materials, and debris, mixing cement, cracking through earth and pavement, and many other massive jobs. However, what makes them capable of these jobs also makes them dangerous to workers or others passing by construction zones.
The damages sustained in an accident with a construction truck accident are often extensive, requiring significant compensation. The Michigan truck accident lawyers from White Law PLLC can help you secure that compensation. We are ready to get to work, so reach out to a Michigan construction truck accident lawyer from our team today.
Victims of Construction Truck Accidents
When accidents occur on a construction site, workers are the most likely victims. Truck operators may not see a worker behind or near the truck and hit or roll over the worker. Workers can also get hurt from a construction vehicle’s parts, perhaps slipping from the platform of a cement fixer or being hit by the “arm” or dipper of an excavator.
Accidents can also occur when construction vehicles are traveling to or from sites. In these situations, other drivers, vehicle occupants, or pedestrians are victims. Like any other vehicle accident, these accidents can occur because of driver error, inattention, speeding, or other reckless behaviors.
No matter your status as a worker, third-party driver, or pedestrian, you need representation to have the best chance of securing fair compensation. For workers, A construction truck accident attorney in Michigan will fight to protect your rights as employees and pursue third-party injury claims as appropriate. For other drivers or pedestrians, your attorney will protect your rights as a victim, working to secure your personal injury settlement.
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A Construction Truck Accident Lawyer in Michigan Will Identify the Negligent Parties
Knowing who to hold responsible is a critical part of filing an injury claim. Victims must prove that party’s negligence to see a successful outcome. Filing against the wrong party is an effort leading nowhere, leaving victims without compensation.
A skilled Michigan construction truck accident attorney knows how to investigate accidents to identify the actual at-fault party and collect evidence to prove negligence. Your lawyer knows the “obvious” at-fault party is not always the true negligent party, and will leave no details unexplored in analyzing your situation. As each accident is different, there are a variety of potential at-fault parties.
Construction truck operators can be careless or reckless, just like any other driver. But when operating such massive vehicles, those behaviors have devastating outcomes. When traveling roads, operators must keep speeds in check, comply with all traffic laws, and stay attentive.
Truck operators can also make errors. Though unintentional, the driver still owns these mistakes. Pulling the wrong lever, hitting the wrong pedal, or forgetting to check the surroundings before moving start can lead to disaster.
Truck or Part Manufacturers
Construction trucks, like all other vehicles, need to be designed and manufactured to work. Unlike other vehicles, they comprise additional complex systems to carry out their intended tasks. Along with braking and steering, these vehicles must be able to pull, haul, carry, mix, raze, dig, and dump.
If vehicle or part manufacturers produce defective components or install system components improperly, accidents and injuries can occur. Inspectors and truck maintenance workers are also responsible for ensuring vehicles remain in working order. If any of these parties fail in their duties, victims may have grounds for an injury claim.
Site supervisors have responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to keep their construction sites safe. They must ensure truck operators act in compliance with safety rules, that trucks have required safety equipment, and comply with other construction truck regulations. Supervisors who lack vigilance and fail to enforce requirements put their workers and others at risk and may be accountable for resulting accidents.
The construction company may bear responsibility if they supply unsafe vehicles. Further, some accidents result from a lack of proper training on the part of supervisors or workers. Companies who hire without doing background checks or after actively ignoring the workers’ lack of certification may be culpable for the resulting accidents.
A construction truck accident attorney in Michigan will sort through every detail of your accident in an effort to identify the at-fault party and hold them accountable. White Law PLLC has the resources, connections, and experience needed to make the investigation productive. Partner with us today.
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Types of Michigan Construction Truck Accidents
Just as there are many types of construction vehicles, there are many types of accidents involving these vehicles. It is common to see any of these and other vehicles on or traveling to or from a site:
- Dump trucks
- Cement Mixers
- Road roller
- Earth movers.
All of these vehicles have the potential for colliding with people or other vehicles or running over or into other vehicles or people. Based on its design and function, each vehicle also has the potential for more “unique” accidents. These include an uncontrolled crane swinging and hitting someone, dump trucks releasing their haul at the wrong time or place, and compactors crushing limbs or entire bodies.
What these accidents have in common are the serious injuries they can cause. Victims are likely to face long recoveries, if recovery is possible, and may be left permanently disabled. The physical, emotional, and financial effects of construction truck accidents cannot be underestimated, and your construction truck accident lawyer in Michigan will work to get you fully and fairly compensated as efficiently as possible.
We understand that you may be going through a difficult situation and we are ready to help however we can.
Our Michigan Construction Truck Accident Lawer Will Not Back Down
The team at White Law PLLC has decades of experience, cares about clients, and strives to exceed clients’ expectations. Fighting for you matters to us, and we take pride in giving clients the best legal representation available. When a construction truck accident sets you back, a Michigan truck accident lawyer from our team will fight with you and for you, working toward the highest financial recovery possible, and will not back down. To connect with us today, just call or send a message. We look forward to scheduling your free case consultation.
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