Types Of Construction Trucks
Construction trucks are large and heavy, and they can severely injure people when they do not work as expected. Some of the more common trucks used on construction sites include:
- Dump trucks
- Cement mixers
- Cherry pickers
Some of these vehicles even travel on the roads between job sites, so they can injure innocent members of the public.
Negligence & Construction Truck Accidents
Most of the cases we bring are for negligence, which in Georgia means the failure to use reasonable care. There are many varieties of negligence when it comes to construction truck accidents.
For example, the truck driver or operator could have been negligent. A dump truck driver who stops the truck on a slope increases the risk of it tipping over. The same is true of an operator who is careless or distracted and doesn’t notice that people are walking nearby. Any carelessness, negligence, or recklessness on the part of an operator makes them liable.
In other accidents, a contractor could be to blame for the accident, especially if they own the construction truck. They might have failed to train workers on how to operate the vehicle. For example, federal law prohibits anyone under 18 from operating a forklift and requires those over 18 to receive proper training and certification. An employer trying to cut corners and save money might violate these regulations, allowing untrained workers to use the lift.
To analyze negligence, we look at applicable safety standards and regulations, as well as the experience of others who work on construction sites. If a company has broken a safety regulation, that is very strong proof that negligence has happened.
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