New York Vehicle Accidents Attorneys
Construction workers often use a variety of large vehicles to complete necessary tasks, such as moving soil across a work site or flattening an area before construction begins. However, these vehicles can prove dangerous if they aren’t properly maintained or if the work site is too dangerous to safely use a particular vehicle. If this is the case, the general manager or property owner for that project may be held responsible for harming a worker in a vehicle accident, according to New York labor law, sections 200 and 241-6.
If your injuries were caused by a negligent property owner or general manager’s mishandling of a vehicle, we may be able to assist you with the process of filing and arguing for financial compensation for your injuries. For more information regarding your rights and options after a construction vehicle injury, contact the New York vehicle accidents lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.
Causes of Vehicle Accidents
When a vehicle accident occurs, the driver may sustain serious injuries, as well as anyone else near enough to be caught in the collision. These injuries often prove very serious given the large size and heavy weight of the vehicles involved. However, these accidents can often be prevented. If a property owner or general manager doesn’t take steps to fix the following issues, they may contribute to an accident:
- Maintenance and vehicle defect concerns
- Unstable ground for the vehicle to work on
- Environmental dangers, including electrical hazards
Many of these accidents can be avoided with the proper safety precautions. Thus, under certain circumstances, if an injury does occur, the affected worker may be entitled to pursue compensation for the cost of their injuries.
An injury from a vehicle accident may leave you with substantial financial burdens that can be difficult to overcome. However, a qualified attorney may be able to help you fight for compensation from the general manager or property owner responsible. To discuss these legal options in further detail, contact a compassionate New York injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.