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Construction sites are very busy and people, equipment, power tools, heavy equipment and construction vehicles are all moving about with their own mission and purpose. Accidents are common at construction sites due to negligent acts, coworker accidents and people rushing and cutting corners. Truck crush accidents can happen because a truck driver’s view could be limited or the driver could be distracted, on the phone or not paying attention. Being crushed by a truck can cause major injuries and all truck crush victims should be seen by a doctor or surgeon as soon as possible.
There are many types of trucks on a construction site. All can cause very serious injuries. The most common types of trucks to cause accidents include side loaders, stacker-truck, lift truck, fork truck, hand pallet truck, powered pallet truck, low lift truck, rider low lift truck, towing tractor, reach truck, counterbalanced truck, IC counterbalanced truck, telescopic handler, order picking truck, rider order picking truck, articulated very narrow aisle counterbalanced truck, guided very narrow aisle trucks, automated forklift truck, flexi truck, truck mounted forklift, concrete truck, cargo truck, semi truck, tractor trailer, trailer truck, pick-up truck and others. People can be crushed by a truck, smashed or rolled over in the blink of an eye so always be sure to be cautious while working or on the road.
It is important for all employers, general contractors, sub contractors and supervisors to fully train all employers and workers who will be using any type of truck on the proper way to use that specific model and type and how to keep it maintained. Some of the main causes for crush truck accidents are from truck drivers not paying attention, truck drivers view blocked by cargo or bad weather, trucks colliding with shelves, aisles, and buildings, trucks being overloaded, truck brakes not working, defective brakes, truck operators not using horns, truck drivers being drunk or intoxicated, trucks being driven with platform, crane or lift elevated, truck going too fast, truck going uphill or downhill without proper safety techniques, truck’s load shifting or falling off, pallets breaking, pallets collapsing, and truck driver distracted by texting, cell phones, walkie talkie or coworker conversation.
Truck injuries can be very catastrophic due to the immense weight of the trucks and the products they carry. Some of the possible injuries from being crushed by a truck include spinal cord injuries, head injuries, brain injuries, amputation, lacerations, eye injuries, being crushed, ear injuries, concussions, muscle strains, ligament sprains, broken bones, becoming deformed, electrocution, wrongful death and more. Whether you are the victim, a coworker of the victim or the family of the victim, we encourage you to call our firm to let us help you.
Being rolled over by a truck happens most at work and construction sites. Employees and their families have rights and are protected under the workers’ comp laws in California. Employers are required to not penalize or fire an employee who files a workers’ compensation claim. Our firm is very experienced at taking care of work comp claims and investigating every accident for all responsible parties including third parties who were also at fault. A construction site has many third parties including the many subcontractors, land owners, and contactors. Our hard working truck accident attorneys have over thirty years of experience of maximizing the types and amount of compensation.
The Orange County work injury lawyers at the Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have represented and helped people who have been driven over by a truck for over three decades so we have the knowhow and experience to help you win in court. This is true for workers’ compensation, third party injury cases, product defect cases, truck defect cases or personal injury cases. Call us today at (888) 516-8530 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We will go for the maximum possible compensation for your on-the-job injury or personal injury and you will not have to pay us until and unless we win your case. You deserve the best legal representation possible and we look forward to providing it.