FORKLIFT ACCIDENTS

FORKLIFT ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

NATIONWIDE LEGAL HELP FOR THOSE INJURED IN FORKLIFT OR OTHER INDUSTRIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH IN AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A FORKLIFT OR OTHER INDUSTRIAL VEHICLE?

IF SO, CONTACT JD LAW GROUP RIGHT AWAY BY FILLING OUT THE CONTACT FORM ON THIS PAGE OR CALLING TOLL FREE AT 888-736-4248 TO RECEIVE A FREE CONFIDENTIAL CASE EVALUATION.

Safety should be a top priority for companies that need the services of forklift drivers in construction, trucking, warehouse, and other commercial industries, especially due to how dangerous forklifts can be to the drivers and to the other workers who are usually in close proximity to the forklift. Unfortunately, for many companies, safety, maintenance, and driver training are often ignored in the name of maximizing profits. Untrained and inexperienced forklift drivers are allowed to work, maintenance and safety checks are ignored, drivers are drugged, distracted, fatigued from overwork. All of these are unacceptable excuses when they cause serious injury to you or a loved one. At JD Law Group, we fight to get you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve to help you with current and future medical bills, your pain, suffering, and financial losses.

At JD Law Group our team of trial attorneys has years of experience with forklift and other industrial vehicle accidents, aggressively fighting the companies and their insurance carriers to get our clients the compensation they deserve, including medical expense reimbursement, pain and suffering, and financial losses. We take pride in our personal service: one of our attorneys will handle your case and be there to answer your questions throughout the entire process.

High Number of Forklift Accidents

According to the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), forklifts strike pedestrians everyday, resulting in over 100 deaths a year and over 20,000 injuries annually in the United States alone. Forklift Overturns are a major problem. According to a Penn National Insurance safety report, forklift overturns are the leading cause of fatalities involving forklifts, representing 25% of all forklift-related deaths.  Approximately every 3 days, someone in the United States is killed in a forklift-related accident. Each year, over 90,000 additional injuries related to forklift accidents are reported. The costs incurred due to forklift accidents are estimated to be over a hundred million dollars annually.

Who’s At Fault? In the various industries, due to the demands placed on the forklift drivers to complete their tasks within deadlines, they do not operate at safe speeds. Also, general safety rules and maintenance are often overlooked. When an accident occurs, many different parties may be at fault and liable, the company, forklift manufacturer, maintenance providers, and others who manufactured potentially defective forklift parts.

Investigation: After an accident, it is vital that you contact an experienced forklift accident attorney as soon as possible to begin the investigation needed to gather evidence to support your side and establish your case. The company and their insurance agents often send out their special teams to the accident site, where they may try to pressure those injured to sign documents waiving rights to a lawsuit. You need someone on your side, dedicated to protecting your rights. Our team of experienced attorneys and investigators immediately begin investigation of training programs, maintenance and safety records, and other evidence before any of it is “lost” or “misplaced” by the company.

Expert Witnesses: Expert witnesses may be a vital element to winning your case. JD Law Group’s team of attorneys has the experience and relationships with experts in the field of forklift accidents, such as expert witnesses in engineering, accident reconstruction, economics, and medicine who play a key roles in effective prosecution of a case.

Major Factors Causing Forklift Accidents

work-related factors:

  • lack of training or improper training of forklift operators
  • unsafe job performance levels causing excessive speed or stress
  • improper tools, and attachments on the forklifts
  • improper maintenance or use of old run down forklift or forklift parts

Behavioral and operational factors:

  • · improper turning or backing or excessive speed
  • · improper warnings to surrounding workers re:forklift movements
  • · improper loading of cargo, riding on loads, parking, horseplay
  • · improper maintenance procedures

Workplace design factors

  • aisles too narrow, crowded or cluttered for safe forklift operations
  • Excessive pedestrial or fellow worker traffic
  • general workplace hazards, eg. noise, dust, bad lighting?

Mechanical conditions or design features:

  • equipment malfunctions: brake, steering, clutch, shift linkage, transmission, mast assembly, hydraulic system

If You Call Us, How Does the Process Work?

In the middle of dealing with pain and loss, it is extremely difficult to even think about dealing with legal issues. It is important that you call JD Law groups  accident attorneys without delay so we can recommend the best course of action, inform you of your legal rights and begin our investigation to gather supporting evidence as soon as possible.

OUR GUARANTY:

We understand what you are going through. We want to make the process as painless as possible. When you call JD Law Group, a case manager will be immediately be assigned to manage your case. An experienced attorney will walk you through the entire process, answer all your questions, tell you if you have a case and recommend the best course of action. If the case is accepted, our team of specialized forklift accident investigators and attorneys will begin a thorough and aggressive investigation into all the circumstances of the accident, often including a visit to the scene of the accident, interviewing any witnesses, reviewing all relevant maintenance and safety logs and all other company records.

At JD Law Group, unlike many other firms who just want to settle quickly, we approach each case as if it will go to trial, and negotiate aggressively with companies and their insurance agents to maximize the recovery for our clients. We are will versed in the Federal and state laws and regulations that govern forklift operations and apply to areas often overlooked by companies, such as proper training, maintenance and inspection, licensing, certification and other related areas. It is often the company’s violation of one of these rules which is vital to winning our client’s case.

NO RECOVERY, NO FEE: You owe absolutely no attorneys fees unless we win a judgment or settlement for you.

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