Birmingham Back Hoe Accident Lawyers
Also known as a rear or back actor, a backhoe is a heavy piece of machinery that consists of a two-part moving arm with a bucket on the end used for digging or moving large, heavy objects. This piece of machinery is one of the most common types of equipment found on construction sites across the country. And while they can be very productive and useful on a construction site, they can also be extremely dangerous when the appropriate safety precautions aren’t taken while operating or there is an inherent defect in the product’s design or manufacturing.
Accidents involving backhoes can be extremely devastating and may cause life-altering injuries. Thus, if you or someone you know has been injured at work in a backhoe accident, the party that failed to ensure the equipment was safe to use may be responsible for covering the costs of your losses and injuries. For more information regarding your legal options, contact the Birmingham backhoe accident lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today at 205-414-8160 and schedule a free consultation.
Causes of Backhoe Accidents
Backhoes should always be operated with extreme caution. Otherwise, an accident may occur, causing an innocent person undue harm. Unfortunately, accidents involving backhoes can happen for a number of reasons, including the following:
- Getting struck by swinging components, like the boom
- Getting run over and crushed by the backhoe treads
- Being struck by the swinging bucket
- Electrocution caused by the backhoe hitting a live wire
- Rollover accidents
Even if you are operating a backhoe safely, you could still suffer an injury in an accident if there is a manufacturing or design defect.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a backhoe accident caused by another party’s reckless actions, they may be liable for any resulting repercussions of the accident. Contact a Birmingham backhoe accident attorney of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205-414-8160 to find out what your legal options may be and how we may be able to help defend your rights and interests.