Construction sites can be dangerous -- even to pedestrians. What happens if you're injured by a forklift at a construction site when you're just walking by? Due to operator error, forklifts can fall over or push debris onto you. Forklifts that are carrying a too heavy load can tumble, directing heavy items towards people around them.
If you are a pedestrian who has been involved in a forklift injury accident in California, our experienced personal injury lawyers are here for you. We don't charge any legal fees unless we successfully settle or win your case.
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California Pedestrian Injured at Construction Site Laws
When you're injured by a forklift, you can be left with some substantial medical costs. You may lose time at work or have long-term physical damage. Someone will need to be liable for these costs; otherwise, you're going to end up paying them out of your own pocket.
Construction companies have insurance to deal with exactly this type of issue, but that doesn't mean they will immediately pay out. Their ultimate goal is to save themselves money and to avoid any liability issues. Further, you will need to show who was ultimately liable for your accident, and often this requires showing specific acts of negligence.
How Are Pedestrians Injured by Forklifts?
Up to 25% of forklift accidents are caused by improper training. If employees are improperly trained on safety protocols, they can easily cause damage to pedestrian, and the company may be found liable for this. However, improper training isn't the only type of negligence commonly found in forklift accidents. Forklift accidents could also occur due to mechanical failure of the forklift itself, which would lead to a product liability issue. In this case, it would be the manufacturer who might be liable or any accidents.
Finally, a forklift accident could also occur due to general negligence around a construction site, such as improperly marked areas and additional safety hazards. All of this would need to be revealed through a thorough investigation, which legal professionals can assist with.
Our Experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You with Your Pedestrian Injury - Get a Free Case Review
Insurance companies employ armies of investigators, experts, and other professionals to protect their "bottom line." You need an advocate on your side who is a skilled negotiator, and who will be able to ensure that you get the maximum recovery for your California forklift accident. You don't want to just take the first offer you're given; you need to make sure you and your family are taken care of in the future.
If you or a loved one has sustained personal injuries in a forklift-related accident, you need an attorney experienced in automobile accidents, heavy equipment accidents, and construction sites. Our California personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $98 million for our clients over the past several years alone.