Even when equipment is operating properly, construction can be a very dangerous job. However, when construction equipment or machinery malfunctions or is defective, it can cause devastating and life-threatening injuries. Some of the most commonly reported construction equipment defects include defective scaffolding that collapses, defective electrical equipment that leads to electrocution and other serious complications, and crane defects that result in cranes collapses.
An attorney can be an invaluable asset in a construction accident lawsuit. Because lawyers who are experienced with construction accident lawsuits are well-versed in this type of law, they know exactly what it takes to build a strong case and to counter the arguments that the defense may bring.
Additionally, they have the legal resources and experience needed to navigate complex legal processes, which can ultimately improve your chances of securing the compensation you need for your injuries and other losses.
Any mistake on a construction site can expose both workers and passersby to serious hazards. While most people assume that construction accident liability rests with the employer/site manager, when it comes to defective equipment, there are actually other parties that could be responsible, including the equipment designer and/or manufacturer. You should discuss the specifics of your situation with an experienced construction accident lawyer to determine who is ultimately responsible for your unnecessary suffering.