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Construction work involves many hazards. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 800 construction workers are killed on the job nationwide every year. Many of these deaths – and thousands more serious injuries – occur as a result of construction vehicle accidents.

Few other industries involve such a vast array of equipment, vehicles and machinery as construction work. Dozens of different vehicles can be simultaneously operating at a single construction site, including:

  • Pickup trucks
  • Tow trucks
  • Backhoes/excavators
  • Forklifts
  • Graders
  • Pavers
  • Pipelayers
  • Front-end loaders

Road construction sites are particularly perilous due to their close proximity to fast-moving traffic. While vehicle-to-vehicle collisions do occur, many accidents involve rollovers due to unstable surfaces or other hazards. Workers on foot are also at risk of being struck by construction vehicles.

What Leads To Accidents?

Minimizing danger at the work site requires strict adherence to important safety rules. Vehicle operators as well as anyone who works in proximity to construction vehicles must observe those rules at all times. Many accidents can be traced to lapses in safety measures such as:

  • Lack of seat belts, reflective vests, guardrails or other safety equipment
  • Inadequate maintenance, repair or inspection
  • Malfunctioning reverse alarm signal
  • Defective brakes
  • Inadequate signage
  • Excessive or unbalanced loads
  • Operator negligence, including inattentive, distracted or drunk driving

The cause of the accident may not always be immediately apparent. To protect your rights, it is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible following the accident.

Experienced Advocates Handling Construction Vehicle Accidents In Louisville And Surrounding Areas

For trusted, time-tested legal guidance, contact Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC, a personal injury firm in Louisville. Our attorneys handle construction vehicle accident cases on behalf of injured construction workers. With more than a century of combined experience, we understand the intricacies of the law in this area. Clients turn to us for quality, dedicated representation.

Several of our attorneys are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum as a result of their success in obtaining multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for injury victims.

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Learn more about how we can help you get the financial recovery you deserve. Call (502) 583-9701 or (866) 583-9701 or send us an email to arrange a FREE consultation. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, we represent injured workers throughout the region.

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