Georgia Construction Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Atlanta is in a growth phase, with countless road projects, office building and condominium construction projects, with some of the largest being Centennial Yards, GM Doraville, Midtown Union, and the Microsoft Quarry Yards development, to name just a few. Construction sites require diverse types of vehicles to perform necessary tasks, including:
- Dump trucks
- Cement Mixers
A negligently operated construction vehicle can lead to very serious or fatal injuries for a pedestrian or vehicle driver. The types of negligent driving conduct that can result in tragedy include:
- Inexperienced or poorly trained driver: Drivers of construction vehicles must be properly trained and have sufficient experience to operate the vehicle safely.
- Negligent vehicle operation: A driver who fails to carefully observe the surroundings before moving the vehicle, or drives too fast, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or is distracted.
- Mechanical failure: The failure of a construction vehicle safety system such as brakes, tires, or other system can lead to a serious or fatal accident.
- Vehicle rollover: Some construction vehicles are at much higher risk of a rollover, and any person or vehicle in the area is at risk of serious or fatal injuries.
- Crane collapse: Cranes are commonly used in construction to move heavy objects and materials. These vehicles have strict weight limits but can buckle and fall due to exceeding the limits, improper stabilization, or other factors.
- Poor visibility: Many large construction vehicles have poor visibility, with blind spots that must be managed very carefully to avoid disaster.
- Unsafe construction site practices: Construction site safety regulations may be violated by a developer or construction company to complete a project, leading to a vehicle accident.
- Lack of proper maintenance: All vehicles require maintenance, and construction vehicles are no exception. A failure to maintain a vehicle can be an underlying factor in a serious construction vehicle accident.
- Vehicle defects: A construction vehicle may have defects or faults that trigger an accident in which another person is injured or killed.
- Improper loading: Construction sites require enormous quantities of materials to be transported to the site. When improperly loaded, the vehicle may rollover, be difficult to control, or the load may be released onto the roadway, other vehicles, or pedestrians.
Construction vehicles are typically larger than standard passenger vehicles, and when such a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcyclist, it can lead to the tragic loss of life. The types of injuries associated with these vehicles include:
- TBI (traumatic brain injury)
- Spinal cord injuries (paraplegia, quadriplegia)
- Internal injuries
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Disfiguring injuries
- Fatal injuries
A serious or fatal injury can be the result of an accident that occurs in various locations, such as:
- Roadway construction zones
- Entering and exiting construction sites
- In street traffic
- Sidewalk, covered or uncovered, and walking areas adjacent to construction sites
Every accident has unique facts. Determining liability requires a thorough evaluation of all the details in the accident. The liable parties may be the driver, the construction company, the vehicle owner, manufacturer, parts manufacturer, or another party. At Grant Law Office, our husband and wife legal team is widely recognized as being among the most talented and effective in the Atlanta area. Our process is very detailed, and we work to file a well-crafted claim or lawsuit to pursue the maximum in compensatory damages, naming all liable parties.
At Grant Law Office, we take on a limited number of cases, and you can expect personalized attention throughout the duration of your case. Contact an Atlanta car accident attorney that will examine all the facts in an accident caused by a construction vehicle, determine all liable parties, and pursue obtaining the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Call us today at (404) 995-3955 for a free initial case consultation, with no time limit in a case of a construction vehicle accident involving injuries or loss of life.
Contact us today for a free and comprehensive case evaluation.
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Phone: (404) 995-3955
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