Construction sites are often filled with construction vehicles, including cement trucks, dump trucks, cranes, forklifts and tractors. Like all vehicles, accidents involving construction vehicles can result in serious injuries and even death.
At Cogan & Power, our Chicago construction lawyers are dedicated to helping persons injured in construction vehicle accidents obtain the compensation that they deserve. We understand that it is often difficult for injured clients to travel, so we frequently meet with clients in their homes, and each client has a one-on-one relationship and direct communication with the partner handling the case. Because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.
Construction vehicle accidents can be caused by a number of reasons, including:
If a construction vehicle accident was caused by a vehicle defect, the manufacturer of the defective construction vehicle may be liable for any resulting injuries or deaths in a product liability lawsuit. In Illinois, strict liability laws apply to construction vehicle manufacturers.
Moreover, general contractors are responsible for ensuring that the construction worksite is safe, which includes ensuring that construction vehicles are properly maintained and operated. If a construction vehicle accident was caused by driver negligence, the driver, his or her employer, or the general contractor may be liable in a personal injury lawsuit.
Additionally, if a construction worker is injured in a construction vehicle accident, he or she likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. At Cogan & Power, our Chicago construction lawyers are dedicated to helping persons injured in construction vehicle accidents obtain full and fair recovery from all possible sources. We advise our clients of their legal rights, assist them with their legal claims, and manage any employment-related consequences of a construction accident. As a result of our experience and dedication, we have obtained a number of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of construction accident victims, including a nearly $7 million settlement for a 61-year-old man who lost his lower leg in a construction zone accident.
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction vehicle accident, contact our office at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago construction accident attorneys. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.