Connecticut Heavy Machinery Accident Lawyers
Heavy Machinery Accidents
Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP’s Connecticut heavy machinery accident lawyers have handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims involving accidents arising from the improper use and negligent operation of heavy machinery.
Daily construction and engineering projects in major cities have led to an influx of heavy machinery in and around many neighborhoods. While these machines serve a vital role in serving expanding communities by providing them with new housing and new businesses, they are not without their own risks. Heavy machinery mixed in with daily traffic can often become dangerous, especially considering that many heavy machinery drivers do not have the years of driving experience that most other motor vehicle drivers have. This combination of heavy machinery, inexperience, and traffic can often lead to traumatic accidents which lead to long-lasting injuries.
Heavy machinery encompasses a wide variety of equipment, including tractors, trailers, dump trucks, cement mixers, backhoes, bulldozers, and cranes. These machines serve vital roles in any construction project and are responsible for ensuring that our roadways are kept in working order, and our houses are built in a timely fashion. However, once these machines enter our driving area, many drivers are at risk of serious injuries.
Most heavy machinery companies carefully screen their drivers, but every once in a while, a driver slips through who is not as experienced as he should be, or is otherwise distracted while driving. This occurs on a daily basis for drivers of other motor vehicles, but the combination of inexperience, equipment malfunction, or distraction can have much more severe consequences when heavy machinery is involved. An accident with a bulldozer can quickly become life-threatening to a driver of an ordinary sedan.
Additionally, other heavy machinery accidents can occur to heavy machinery operators or workers who are simply performing their duties. Heavy machinery can be difficult to predict and a wrong step by any coworker can result in a terrible accident.
Heavy machinery can result in the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Spine injuries
- Brain injuries
These injuries are often long-lasting and require extensive hospital stays as well as expensive medical bills. You should not be forced to pay for these bills as the victim of a terrible accident.
Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or a loved one have been injured in a heavy machinery accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Heavy machinery serve an important role in society, but they can also lead to traumatic injuries which require extensive hospitalization. The Connecticut heavy machinery accident lawyers of Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP have years of experience in assisting clients to receive compensation for injuries received after accidents involving extensive injuries such as in heavy machinery accidents. Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.