Phoenix Forklift Accident Attorneys
Construction accidents happen every day for a wide variety of reasons. It is not difficult to see why this work environment is so prone to major injures: with heavy equipment, caustic chemicals, exposed wiring, and plenty of moving obstacles, hundreds of people are injured daily due to carelessness or negligence. Although the vast majority of these injuries tend to be fairly conventional in nature, occasionally a catastrophic injury will occur as well. These may come about as the result of a major mechanical error or failure, and the consequences of that injury can be life-altering. One of the most common culprits for accidents like these: forklifts.
Forklift accidents claim about two lives a week, and hundreds more injuries result from this equipment in the same period. Although any number of user errors or poor protocols can lead to a forklift accident, the most common cause is defective design. Countless issues with the design of a forklift can endanger lives, including issues with vertical safety posts, self-latching doors, warning sounds, and balance problems. Any one of these can result in a worker being impaled or pinned by the forklift, and crush injuries can result that leave workers with traumatic amputations and significant blood loss.
Recovering After a Phoenix Forklift Accident
Recovering the expenses associated with an accident of this kind is critical, especially as you may be facing a lifetime of lost income as a result. Add in the cost of ongoing medical care, therapies, medical devices and pain management, and the settlement in a construction forklift accident can easily reach into seven figures. The key is retaining a Phoenix forklift accident attorney who intimately understands how construction sites work, and how best to assign liability for the maximum settlement. Breyer Law Offices, P.C. have been representing clients injured in forklift accidents since 1996, and today this firm's expertise in Arizona construction injury is unsurpassed.
Forklifts are powerful and dangerous machines. If you were improperly trained, if the construction site was unsafely managed, or if the machine itself was defective in its design or manufacture, you have a case. Contact the Phoenix construction accident lawyers at The Husband & Wife Law Team for a free consultation on the merits of your case, and you could begin to see daylight in a matter of weeks. Please call (602) 267-1280 now or CLICK HERE to submit a Simple Case Form.