ATTORNEYS FOR TRUCK ACCIDENT VICTIMS
ATTORNEYS FOR TRUCK ACCIDENT VICTIMS
CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS
A truck accident generally does not occur without reason. Often, the driver or the trucking company has acted in a negligent manner, leading to serious injuries for otherwise innocent motorists.
If you or loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident, you cannot afford to wait to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. Do not let your right to pursue maximum compensation slip through your fingertips.
Our law offices and attorneys from a personal injury litigation firm have joined forces to provide quality personal injury representation to individuals and families across the state. Driven by expansive legal knowledge and a commitment to personal service, we are prepared to help you move forward after a truck accident. More here @ http://accident-lawyers-corpus-christi.com/
To contact a skilled personal injury attorney, call our office. We are available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will travel to meet with you. We know the law and are passionate about protecting the rights of our clients.
Investigating Every Angle
The injuries resulting from a truck crash are almost always severe. Together with our team of accident re-constructionists and liability experts, we will thoroughly investigate your case, looking to hold all at-fault parties accountable.
Was the driver properly trained? We review the driver’s CDL license, driving record, original training, and on-going education.
Does the company offer financial incentives for performance? We investigate the time pressures placed on the driver.
Were they encouraged to drive at excessive speeds to obtain performance-based bonuses?
Is failure to properly maintain the truck a factor?
Was defective equipment a factor in the truck accident?
Did an oversized load impact safety?
Was the driver fatigued or distracted? We review the drivers’ logbook and other sources of information to learn if the driver was overly tired, distracted by a cell phone or GPS or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
We understand that, following a truck accident, it may not be possible for you to meet with us in our office. As a result, we will gladly visit you in your home, in the hospital, or at any other convenient location.
Personal injury cases involving trucking accidents are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not be charged attorney fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation. You have nothing to lose by contacting us to discuss your possible claim.
Truck Accident Attorneys – 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyers
TRUCKING ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Have you been injured in a trucking accident? Our trucking accident attorneys and attorneys from a personal injury litigation firm have joined forces to assist truck accident victims throughout the state.
We have more than five decades of legal experience helping people injured in truck crashes. We represent those injured in logging truck accidents, as well as handle trucking accidents involving swerving to avoid road hazards/debris falling from other vehicles. By pooling our extensive resources, we are able to provide quality personal injury representation to those who need it most after any type of trucking accident.
We have helped thousands of clients receive tens of millions of dollars in financial recovery. Do not wait another day to learn how we can put our experience to work for you.
Investigating Truck Accidents
Interstate truckers driving 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers are covered by federal trucking regulations, which require a different level of investigation. It is critical to retain an attorney with the experience and resources necessary to effectively investigate your case. We work with Texas state troopers, accident reconstruction experts, roadway experts and other investigative experts to discover the causes of truck accidents.
If you have been hurt by a commercial vehicle, there may be a number of responsible parties — the truck driver, the trucking company and potentially the company that hired the trucker. By thoroughly investigating your claim, we uncover all available sources of compensation.
Scaffolding Injury Cases: Accident Lawyers
Scaffolding Injury Cases: Accident Lawyers
Injured in a scaffolding accident?
Scaffolding is employed in almost every type of construction. Scaffolding is usually a temporary platform constructed by using timber or steel. Often times, the scaffolding is created using a hodge-podge of materials and scraps leftover from prior projects. Additionally, scaffolding built at a construction site often involves very little planning and design to ensure the safety of the employees assigned to use them.
The three most common types of scaffolding found on construction sites are supported scaffolds, suspended scaffolds, and aerial lifts. Supported scaffolds are platforms supported by load-bearing poles, legs, and frames. Suspended scaffolds are usually supported by ropes attached to an overhead structure. Finally, Aerial lifts include vehicles equipped with baskets or work platforms that can be elevated to allow employees to work from a height.
Common Injuries in Scaffolding Accidents
OSHA estimates that 4,500 scaffolding accidents that occur each year are preventable with proper training and construction of the scaffolding. The most commons hazards that employees working with scaffolds may encounter include: Falls from height, scaffold collapse, being struck by falling objects and electrocution. Falls from height are generally preventable with the use of guardrails and having an employee use a fall arrest system. Scaffolding collapses are preventable by ensuring that the scaffold is properly constructed, ensuring that the scaffold is not overloaded, and having a trained person inspect the scaffold before use. Employers can protect employees from falling objects by restricting access to the area beneath a scaffold, or employing a canopy to protect the employees walking beneath the scaffold. Electrocution can be avoided by ensuring that all scaffolds are constructed a safe distance from utility lines, an employer should also request that local utility companies de-energize lines if scaffold work needs to be performed by utility lines.
The primary purpose of scaffolding, to allow employees to work at a height above shoulder level, also explains why the injuries sustained from scaffold accidents are so severe. Injuries involving scaffolding regularly result in broken bones or traumatic brain injury.
OSHA Rules and Regulations
In one year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported 88 fatalities involving scaffolding. Recognizing the danger involved in scaffolding accidents, OSHA has promulgated strict guidelines for the design and construction of scaffolds.
OSHA has promulgated a number of regulations and codes concerning the construction and use of scaffolds. OSHA regulations require that the components used to build a scaffold must be able to support four times the maximum intended load. OSHA regulations also prohibit the use of a damaged scaffold until all repairs have been completed. Furthermore, it is a violation of federal law for employees to work on scaffolds during storms or high winds, or when scaffolds are covered with snow or ice.
Our lawyers have helped a number of employees that were injured while working with scaffolds. If you have been injured in a construction accident involving a scaffold, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Please call our firm and one of our San Antonio construction accident lawyers will provide a free consultation concerning your case.
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