Work vehicles used on both highway and building construction sites cause numerous injuries and fatal accidents. This is easy to understand if you consider the unsafe combination of heavy loads, limited sightlines, tight driving spaces, and potentially untrained or inattentive workers on the site.
If you were injured in a vehicle accident or a loved one died, it is important to seek out an experienced construction accident injury attorney to discuss your rights. You may be eligible to seek recovery for your damages and losses.
Experienced Injury Lawyer
At the New York law firm of Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law, each of our principal lawyers has more than 25 years of legal experience. We build on this experience to develop strong cases for clients injured in work vehicle accidents on construction sites. We consult with a wide array of experts and specialists to understand how the accident occurred and to learn how it affected your life, job, and family. This gives us the information we need to advocate zealously for you.
Handling Truck Accident Cases and More
Our road construction accident cases have involved:
- Dump trucks and other heavy trucks
- Front-end loaders
- Scrapers and graders
- Pickup trucks
- Pavement rollers
- Delivery vans
- Pickup trucks
Our attorneys determine the best way to maximize your compensation. We prepare our cases in anticipation of a trial. Although few cases actually go to trial, knowing that we are ready often encourages the opposition and its insurance company to make a fair settlement offer.
Determining the best legal strategy requires us to identify the liable party. If that party was the injured person’s employer, a workers’ compensation claim is in order. If a third party such as the driver of a delivery van can be held responsible, our lawyers can file a personal injury claim. We can also file a personal injury lawsuit if you were just passing by a construction site. We investigate thoroughly so that we employ the approach most likely to produce favorable results for you.
Defendants in Road Construction Cases
Much road construction and repair is performed by a public entity such as a town, city, county or state, or is performed by a construction company appointed by public agencies. Our law firm handles cases involving public works projects, making sure that clients understand the deadlines that are specific to claims against governmental agencies. If these deadlines are missed, the claim could be held to be invalid, regardless of its other merits.
Causes of Accidents
Accidents involving road construction are sometimes caused by poorly trained, distracted or drunk equipment operators. Others may be the result of a failure to erect the proper warning sign at the correct place. Still others can be the result of a manufacturing defect in the heavy equipment used on the project. Whatever the cause of the accident, you can rely on our legal team to be aggressive and tenacious in pursuit of monetary awards.
Contact a New York Injury Lawyer
We offer complimentary consultations and charge no legal fees unless we recover compensation for our injured clients. To learn more about our cases involving work vehicles on construction sites, call us at 800-483-1716 toll free or email us to schedule an appointment with a New York construction vehicle accident attorney.