Truck drivers injured while loading and unloading their cargo should contact me for a free consultation regarding whether there is a basis to bring a lawsuit for money damages against a third-party (i.e., not against your employer). Third parties who could potentially be liable – if the facts warrant it – would include the owner of the loading dock, the cargo and/or any defective product involved in the accident. Money damages can include amounts for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability and disfigurement.
Accidents during loading and unloading are often caused by the following:
- Inadequate training
- Reckless behavior
- Load shift or falling load
- Defective or poorly maintained vehicle (tractor-trailer or forklift) or other product malfunction
- Poor communications.
Injuries commonly associated with loading and unloading accidents include head injuries (traumatic brain injury, usually from a fall from height), spinal cord injuries and injuries to a leg, foot, arm or hand (including amputations). I have seen many cases in which truck drivers who were seriously hurt loading or unloading were unable to work again because of the physical nature of the job.
I represent truck drivers and others injured at warehouses, docks, construction sites or any place truckers go to deliver and pick up loads throughout the country. These cases take an enormous amount of time and money, and you should choose your truck accident attorney carefully. The law firm your attorney works for needs to have the resources to litigate your case, and your attorney needs the experience to win your case. If you hire me to represent you, you will not have to pay anything up front, and you do not pay unless I win.
Attorney Eric Hageman has won millions for his clients. Over the years, he has been involved in cases in which settlements and verdicts have been in the multimillions of dollars. To contact Eric, call 1-888-377-8900 (toll free) or submit our free consultation form.