Birmingham Forklift Accident Attorneys
One of the most dangerous pieces of construction equipment found in warehouses, large stores, and construction sites across the country is a forklift. And although forklifts can be very useful and valuable at these locations, thousands of people are seriously injured and over 100 are killed every year across the nation in forklift accidents. When forklifts at work are not operated properly, are not properly maintained, or cause you harm in any way due to someone else’s negligence, you should consider holding the responsible party financially accountable.
If you have been injured in a forklift accident, you could suffer permanent damage that can affect every part of your life. Speak with a skilled legal professional about recovering financial compensation for losses that you have sustained by calling the Birmingham forklift accident attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today at 205-414-8160. Our legal team can help you understand your legal options and potentially help you obtain compensation.
Common Types of Accidents
A forklift is a heavy piece of machinery, but it is also small and has a great risk of rolling over if the surface is uneven. In fact, an estimated 25 percent of all forklift accident fatalities occur in rollover accidents. In order to minimize the chance of an accident, your employer should not only maintain the vehicle, but also provide workers with proper training. When a forklift is operated outside the safety limits it could result in the following accidents:
- Rollover accidents
- Debris falling on top of the forklift operator
- Driving with low visibility and other unsafe driving conditions
- Drivers ejected from the vehicle
Any of the above accidents could lead to a life-altering injury that could leave you temporarily or even permanently disabled. Thus, when another person causes you such harm, they deserve to be held liable for their actions.
At Yearout & Traylor, P.C., our Birmingham forklift accident lawyers are committed to helping people just like you fight for financial compensation to pay for medical bills and other expenses sustained in such accidents. For more information, contact us today at 205-414-8160.