Chicago Construction Vehicle Accidents
Park Forest construction vehicle accidents are not uncommon, given the crowded and often chaotic nature of construction sites. Tragically, these accidents often result in serious or even fatal injuries, due to the sheer size of the vehicles involved.
Road construction vehicle accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Accidents involving stationary vehicles may occur because the vehicles are parked inappropriately. Personal injury lawyers know that poor signage or use of space in roads construction zones can further raise the risk of accidents.
Park Forest Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction accidents involving vehicles may also occur when the construction vehicles or equipment are poorly maintained or otherwise unsafe to operate. Construction companies and contractors may contribute to accidents by failing to adequately train their employees to operate large vehicles. Drivers also may cause accidents by making unsafe maneuvers or failing to pay adequate attention to their surroundings. Distracted driving, such as texting while behind the wheel, and drowsy driving may also contribute to construction vehicle accidents.
As with scaffolding accidents and accidents involving defective machinery and equipment, determining whether a construction vehicle accident should have been prevented often requires careful investigation. Even if an accident occurred due to another party’s negligence, the best course of action for the victim may depend on various considerations, including:
- The different factors that caused or contributed to the accident
- The parties involved and their degree of responsibility
- The federal or state regulations that may affect the negligent parties
- The extent of the injuries and the long-term prognosis for those injuries
- The expenses the victim faces in association with his or her injuries
Based on the circumstances of your accident, an attorney may help you determine whether you have grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit.
No-Obligation Case Evaluations
If you have experienced an accident with a backhoe, dump truck, heavy equipment or other construction vehicle, our personal injury lawyers are here to help you evaluate your options and seek appropriate compensation. In many cases, we accept cases on a contingency basis, which means you won’t pay any fees until you receive compensation. Contact the law office of Cary J. Wintroub & Associates at 312-726-1021 to set up a free consultation.