“When want professional advice, I want brutal honesty. So should you.” Concrete Truck Accident Lawyer / Cement Truck Construction Injury Attorney - Bill Turley
The First Step
When handling your work injury case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get-go.
The Next Step
If you've been injured on the job, you probably have a ton of questions. I understand. You are concerned about your family and your livelihood. My suggestion is the next step you should take before anything else is to read my book, Win Your Injury Case. I wrote it to help folks like you, good people who got hurt on the job. You can order a free copy and I will cover the shipping too.
An Overview of Concrete Truck Accident Law
If you or a loved one has been involved in a concrete truck accident / cement truck construction injury, you are probably concerned about your future.
Generally, there are three different things to consider. First, work injuries are covered by workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation benefits will pay for things like medical bills and provide limited weekly benefits for a certain amount of time.
However, in almost all instance you can’t sue your employer. And workers’ compensation benefits don’t cover future lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and similar civil damages.
Because of this, it is important to ascertain whether a third party is legally responsible for the injuries/ damages.
Second, you will need to be able to prove legally liability and/or fault in order to recover civil damages against a third party. In simple terms - you have to prove somebody did something wrong or what the law calls acted below the standard of care. In other words, they breached a duty of care and the breach of the duty caused injury/ damages.
Third, you will have to prove the nature and extent of your harm, injuries or damages - whether it is personal injuries or the loss of a loved one.
Types of Cement Truck Construction Accidents
Based upon what I have seen, there are two main ways concrete truck construction accidents occur / cement truck construction injuries occur.
Cement Truck Chute Injuries / Accidents
There are injuries caused by the chute. Usually the cement truck driver will release the brake on the chute and cause severe injury to cement workers working in close vicinity to the chute. These injuries usually occur due to negligence on the part of the cement truck driver in either unlocking the chute when they are not supposed to or moving the truck with a swinging unlocked chute.
All communications between the cement truck driver and the chute man are by hand signals. Oftentimes the driver will release the chute brake or not lock the chute brake - leading to injury.
Cement Truck Collision Injuries/ Accidents
In other instances, the heavy trucks hit pedestrians, structures or vehicles on work site, causing severe injuries or death. Concrete trucks are heavy and can cause severe damage and destruction. Cement trucks have poor visability and blind spots. This can be the cause of injuries.
Concrete trucks have poor maneuverability and a high center of gravity. Rollover accidents can occur at very low speeds (or higher speeds). Much of the problem lies in the design of the trucks, which will roll way too easily if the driver makes one wrong movement or if the truck’s wheels lose traction.
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Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley