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Pursue Compensation for Construction Vehicle Accidents in Long Beach

Long Beach is one of the most developed places in California, and construction sites are pretty common. While construction sites signify a brand new structure or road that will improve locals' lives, they often come with risks. Construction vehicles are often involved in accidents that cause severe injuries. The enormous nature of these vehicles makes any accident quite dangerous.

You may be eligible for compensation if you have sustained injuries in an accident caused by a construction vehicle. Our experienced and dedicated Long Beach construction vehicle accident lawyers at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV are ready to offer legal assistance and help you seek the compensation you deserve. We help build a strong claim and represent your interests. Call our office today at (562) 901-0840 to schedule your free consultation.

Common Causes of Construction Vehicle Accidents

There are many causes of construction vehicle accidents in Long Beach. Some of the leading causes include:

  • Driver Negligence - Operators of construction vehicles sometimes get reckless and end up causing crashes. They could be driving at high speeds and run into other vehicles. It can also be due to distracted driving, fatigue, or intoxication.
  • Negligent Hiring - Operators of construction vehicles need the skills and experience to operate them efficiently and safely. If a construction company fails to screen all hired drivers and ensure they are competent, this can result in construction vehicle accidents. Drivers that are likely to cause these accidents are those with little or no training, who have no license, are not experienced enough, or who lack a good record of operating construction vehicles. Victims of accidents caused by incompetent drivers can file a claim against the construction company.
  • Blind Spots - Given their large size, construction vehicles have blind spots in the front, back, and sides. When construction drivers are unaware of who is in their blind spots when reversing or turning, they can cause preventable accidents. One of the most common and tragic accidents caused by blind spots is the backover accident — the construction vehicle operator fails to see a small car or pedestrian behind them and backs over them.
  • Equipment Failure - Construction vehicles are complex equipment with many sophisticated parts that can break down and cause tragic collisions. If these parts are not properly maintained or repaired by the construction company, accidents can occur. For instance, defects in the steering components, defective brakes, or worn-out tires can cause malfunctions that make the operator lose control. Such cases often cause catastrophic accidents.
  • Incorrect Loading - Construction vehicles transport various materials to and from the construction site. If the materials are not loaded properly on the truck, they can fall off and cause accidents. Besides, the materials can make the vehicle unstable and cause rollover accidents. All these accidents can easily be prevented, meaning victims may be eligible for compensation.

The Impact of Construction Vehicle Injuries

Injuries suffered in a construction vehicle accident can greatly impact your life. Being crashed into by something as powerful and big as a crane, back-end loader, or bulldozer can result in catastrophic injuries. Some of the injuries you can suffer from a construction vehicle accident include the following:

These injuries can halt your life as you know it. For instance, having your leg amputated can make you unable to perform the task and earn a living. Therefore, you should file a personal injury claim if the driver's negligence caused the construction vehicle accident.

Contact Our Long Beach Auto Accident Lawyers for Help

If you or your loved one has been injured in a construction vehicle accident, our Long Beach auto accident attorneys at The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV are ready to handle the process of filing your personal injury claim and negotiating a deserved settlement. This will give you time to recover from your injuries. Call our office today at (562) 901-0840 to schedule your free consultation.

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