San Francisco Forklift Accident Attorneys
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Forklifts are tremendous tools in a warehouse, industrial, and construction environment. Their ability to lift heavy loads has transformed a variety of industries. At Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, our San Francisco personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping individuals who have been innocently injured in a forklift accident seek the compensation they need to recover financially. Medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitative care, and pain and suffering can pile up, causing the already traumatic experience to become amplified. Forklift accident-related injuries can be caused by:
- Poorly trained operators
- Defective design
- Negligent operators
- Operators under the influence of drugs or alcohol
The same elements that make forklifts useful also make them incredibly dangerous. In order to lift heavy loads, they are counter-balanced, making them very heavy. This weight can easily crush a foot or leg, traumatically amputating it. Forklifts are used in close proximity to pedestrians, but their turning radius makes them behave much differently than cars. An inattentive operator can do a tremendous amount of damage with the flick of a wrist. The ability to raise heavy objects also creates the potential for heavy goods to fall on people.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a forklift,
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Common Types of Forklift Accidents
Forklift accidents can occur in various settings, including in warehouses and on construction sites. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we have seen a wide range of accidents and have handled cases involving clients from many different industries. Some of the most common forklift accidents include:
- Falling objects
- Tipping or tumbling forklift
- Puncturing or striking of an object
- Operator ejected from forklift
- Degloving and crush injuries
View Some of Our Recent Successful Results
Industrial Accident – Man Rendered Paraplegic by Falling Equipment
Barrera v. The Montague Company
Resolution: $5 million settlement. Barrera’s future workers’ compensation benefits were resolved for an additional $477,000.
Forklift Accident – Man Suffers Leg Injury Leading to Amputation
Joe Truck Driver v. Commercial Plant
Resolution: $2.8 million settlement
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