First developed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1906, and spurred into massive development with the advent of World War I, forklifts changed forever how material moves from one place to another. An unfortunate reality about forklifts is that they are sometimes dangerous. In New York City, people are injured and killed in construction accidents involving forklifts all the time. Depending on the severity of the injury, the subsequent impact on an individual and their families are often devastating.
Why Contacting a New York Forklift Accident Attorney Immediately is Important
Any kind of accident limiting a person’s ability to live a normal life is tragic. An accident that disables or kills someone because of somebody else’s carelessness or neglect is especially troubling. The safest worker can suffer injury and death because somebody skimped on or placed profit over safety, or simply had little or no regard for his or her workers’ well-being. Forklift accidents are not limited to the operator only. Sometimes bystanders or other workers get hurt from a displaced load or careless driving. In any of these scenarios, consulting a New York personal injury attorney is appropriate.
Consulting an attorney after a construction accident is best if done as soon after the event is possible. Immediately after an accident, obtaining information is easier while witness recollections are fresher and thus more reliable. With more accurate and immediate evidence of neglect or carelessness, the odds of having the responsible party pay for treatments that are otherwise cost-prohibitive are vastly improved. Experienced attorneys know exactly where to go to find this information, but they need it quickly.
New York Personal Injury Attorneys Ensure Just and Fair Compensation
If somebody else is at fault, victims of construction accidents, whether they result from a forklift or any other cause, are entitled to compensation that replaces lost income and pays for all associated medical expenses. Reliable, experienced and strong advocates, New York Personal Injury Attorneys like Tanya Gendelman, Esq. do all they can (which is a great deal) to make sure responsible parties and their accident insurance carriers do what they should. Their day-to-day experiences fighting for the justice accident victims deserve empowers their clients and gives them peace of mind.