Whether it’s for a road construction project or simply to transport construction vehicles or equipment from one site to another, drivers on roadways have little choice, but to share the roads with heavy, oversize construction vehicles—that may never have been intended to be roadworthy.
The result? Many car drivers and their occupants are seriously injured when they are involved in collisions with machinery used for purposes such as:
- Road Paving
- Asphalt pavers
- Equipment hauling trucks
When employees take these vehicles onto the roadway, they inherently have a duty to make sure that each vehicle is operated in a manner to keep other roadway users safe. When incidents involving road construction vehicles do occur, the corporate owner and/or operator may be responsible for the injuries to the individuals.
Cars Are Inevitable Losers in Collisions With Large Construction Vehicles
Given their sheer size and weight, passenger vehicles involved in collisions with construction vehicles almost universally take the brunt of the impact as the forces involved in construction vehicle accidents offer little opportunity for an advantage. The impact that cars, minivans and light-trucks involved in collisions with construction vehicles (bulldozer, ashphalt paver, water truck, grader, dump truck, lowboy, street sweeper, ect) typically exposes drivers and occupants of cars to significant forces which can translate to catastrophic injuries such as:
- Herniations in the back and neck
- Crushing injuries
Given the nature of these injuries, it is essential that people injured in these types of accidents seek medical attention as soon as feasible. Similarly, it is important for individuals to retain an attorney who has experience litigating cases involving construction vehicle and equipment injuries in order to provide the best chances of a full and fair recovery.
Considerations involving active construction sites
Any time that there is active construction progressing in a roadway, special considerations must be given to all of the responsible parties to determine their roles and accompanying responsibility for the incident. Accidents involving road construction machines and vehicles may involve companies and agencies, which may not necessarily be apparent on first glance. Commonly, road construction accidents impute a degree of liability to:
- General contractors
- Municipal entities
- Architectural firms
The significance of injuries that accompany roadway accidents and the convoluted hierarchy of parties involved requires the consult of attorneys with experience litigating and trying personal injury and wrongful death matters involving roadway and general construction vehicles. At Chicago Truck Injury Lawyers, we are experienced in representing individuals and families who have suffered serious injuries on local, municipal, county roadways along with incidents along interstate highways.
Handling Construction Vehicle Injury Accidents Is Our Job, Not Yours
Unlike other attorneys who may handle construction vehicle collisions on a sporadic basis, our offices consistent involvement in these matters has given us considerable experience, which enables us to evaluate cases quickly and utilize, experienced accident investigators as soon as our office is retained. These rapid response measures that our office incorporates commonly had a meaningful result on the outcome of our cases. While nothing can guarantee the result in any trucking accident case, we are confident that steps such as this commonly results in the record-setting results that we have achieved for our clients on a consistent basis.
You will find that our attorneys pride themselves on:
- Personalized service
- Attention to detail
- Timely response
- Hard work
Want to learn more or talk with an attorney about the specifics involving your case? Our attorneys are accessible literally 24-hours per day to discuss your specific incident. Take a moment and begin your road to recovery today.