Dependable Knoxville Construction Vehicle Accident Lawyers Who Keep You Informed
Helping you navigate the special circumstances of construction-related accidents
When a large construction vehicle or piece of equipment goes head-to-head with the average automobile, the results can be devastating. At the very least, you’re likely to sustain significant property damage, and at worst, you or your loved ones may experience serious injury or death. At Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law, we represent injury victims throughout East Tennessee. We serve as a valuable legal partner as you seek compensation from negligent parties and their insurance companies. We’re Two for You in Knoxville and Sevierville. We’re here to provide caring, compassionate guidance during this difficult time.
Construction vehicle accidents occur often in Tennessee
The areas around construction sites can be dangerous, as there is a lot of heavy equipment that may cause serious damage if an accident occurs. Just as motorists must take extra precautions when traveling through work zones, so too must construction companies be careful not to cause injury or property damage to others due to a trucking accident.
The following are the most common causes of these accidents:
- Falling debris. Construction sites often involve a great deal of debris being transferred from one area to another. Operators must ensure that this debris is secure and that it won’t fall off vehicles and onto other vehicles.
- Crane accidents. These accidents are often very serious, as they involve large objects being dropped from several stories above ground. Failing to properly operate this equipment is hazardous to other workers and motorists driving by a construction site.
- Bulldozer accidents. Bulldozers have great destructive capabilities, and operators must be careful when driving them. If drivers act with negligence, they may cause serious injuries or significant property damage.
- Forklift accidents. When driving a forklift, operators must make sure they have balanced loads. If they don’t, they can easily lose control of the equipment and cause severe damage.
Who is responsible for an accident?
Depending on the circumstances, any number of people or entities may be responsible for a construction vehicle accident, including drivers, operators, construction companies or government agencies. If the equipment in question was rented, it is the responsibility of both the renter and the company providing the equipment to ensure the safety of others. If someone operates a vehicle or machinery without being properly trained, it risks the well-being of bystanders. After an injury caused by rented equipment, you may be able to pursue compensation from individuals, companies and insurers.
A law firm you can depend on after a serious accident in East Tennessee
If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction vehicle accident, speak with an experienced lawyer today by calling 865.951.7268 or contacting us online. At Fox & Farmer, Attorneys at Law, we serve people throughout Knoxville, Sevierville and all of East Tennessee. We offer a free initial phone consultation. Our office is conveniently located just off I-40 and I-75.