Just as in a motor vehicle accident, an accident with a vehicle or machine on a construction site can have devastating consequences. Construction site accidents can be even more serious due to the sheer power, force and weight of the equipment used when constructing buildings, roads and other structures.
The injuries that result from construction machinery or vehicles can come with a significant cost to your health, your finances, your job and your life. At The Jasmer Law Firm, we are here to help you secure the compensation you need to cover those costs.
For more than 17 years, attorney David Jasmer has represented injured accident victims in the Chicago area, including those injured in machine accidents. Over the years, he has built a record of success, including $90 million in combined settlement and jury awards for our firm's clientele, including a record-breaking $20 million award. In that case, we represented a woman who was rendered paraplegic in a truck collision.
Types of Machinery and Vehicle Accidents
At our firm, we help clients who have been injured in construction site accidents involving all types of machinery and vehicles, including:
- Commercial vehicles, delivery trucks and other motor vehicles
- Heavy equipment, including cranes, dump trucks, bulldozers, excavators and diggers
- Forklifts and bobcats
- Power tools such as drills and saws
- Concrete mixers
- Conveyer belts and winches
- Generators and pumps
- Compaction machines and compressors
- Grinding, riveting and cutting machines
- Welding equipment
Investigating Your Accident
With these types of accidents, a careful investigation is essential. A machinery or vehicle accident can result from negligence, poor design or a defect in the equipment. By investigating the cause of the accident, we can pursue compensation from any and all available resources.
While an accident at work may immediately entitle you to workers' compensation, you may also be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. You may have a personal injury claim if your injuries were the result of the negligence of a third party. In other words, the negligent party must be someone other than your employer, a supervisor or a co-worker. This may include the general contractor, other subcontractors on the job site, equipment manufacturer or an outside vendor delivering materials to the site, for example.
When you work with our firm, we will thoroughly investigate the cause and circumstances surrounding your accident. We frequently work with construction experts and medical professionals in order to determine the exact cause of an accident and the extent of our clients' injuries. This allows us to pursue full and fair compensation for our clients who have been injured by a vehicle or machine on a construction site.
Contact a Heavy Equipment Accident Lawyer About Your Injuries
For a free initial consultation about a heavy equipment accident with lawyer David Jasmer, contact our Chicago law firm online. You can also call us at 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021. We are available for evening and weekend appointments, and we can also come to your hospital or home if needed. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis.