Automobile and Workplace Accidents
You can trust that you are in good hands and your case will be taken seriously when it come to automobile and workplace accidents. We know that accidents happen every day, but we also know that they are not an everyday occurrence in your life, and therefore are an inconvenience to you and your family. As your attorney, Brian W. Devane will work efficiently to get the compensation and justice you desire.
Automobile accidents are typically just that – accidents. Usually, these types of accidents are caused by error, negligence, or distractions, but are not limited to road defects, auto manufacturing defect, or failure to properly service and maintain your vehicle.
Error – Accidents caused by errors occur when the driver is sleep deprived, using prescription medication, has been drinking alcohol, driving too fast, driving too slow, etc.
Negligence – When a person has behaved in a thoughtless or careless manner, which results in harm to another person. For example, running a red light or failing to stop at a stop sign would be defined as negligence.
Distractions – Distractions can be anything that distracts a driver. Most distractions that cause accidents are the use of cell phones, textings, eating while driving, etc.
Road Defects – Road defects causing an accident are typically lack of warning signs or signals, lack of guardrails, potholes, malfunctioning traffic lights, and road debris.
Auto Manufacturing Defects – These are automobile defects that have caused an accident and usually deal with a recalled model, tires, engine, or any other automobile part.
Failure to Properly Maintain Your Vehicle – This is as simple as it sounds; accidents resulting in the failure to keep your vehicle maintained and properly functioning safely on the road.
The most common work-related injuries include overexertion, slipping or falling, falling objects, reaction injuries, walking into injuries, vehicle or machine accidents, and on the job violent acts.
Overexertion – This is the most common type of workplace injury and occurs when a person is worked beyond physical capabilities. For example, a sprain or strain is a type injury caused by overexertion.
Slipping or Falling – Slipping or falling can occur any time in the workplace, especially if proper warning was not brought to employee attention about a particular slippery area, or an area prone to tripping.
Falling Objects – These injuries usually occur within the construction field but are not limited to said area. Any equipment being stored or placed at any height has the potential to cause an injury.
Vehicle or Machine – These accidents deal with injuries while operating a machine while on the work site or during a job. For example, injuries caused by operating a forklift.
Violent Acts – Violence in the workplace can include anything from harassment, direct or indirect threats, words or gestures creating fear or harm, stalking, etc.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile or workplace accident, contact us today to discuss your case and begin your journey to justice.