Are Forklift Operators the Only Ones at Risk of Forklift Injuries if I Was on Foot and Injured

Q
Are forklift operators the only ones at risk of forklift injuries? If I was on foot and injured, can I still contact a New York forklift accident attorney?
A

Many forklift accident injuries in New York and around the nation involve people who are not actually operating forklifts. While forklift operators are certainly at risk, so too are other people working near forklifts.

For example, people working near forklifts may be hurt or killed if:

  • The forklift falls over and crushes someone.
  • The forklift operator is speeding and can’t stop in time to avoid hitting someone.
  • Something (or someone) falls from the forklift and injures someone on the ground.

If you have been injured in any of these types of accidents, then you may benefit from contacting an experienced New York forklift injury lawyer. A forklift accident attorney in New York helps not only forklift operators, but also anyone else who has been hurt in a forklift accident on a New York or New Jersey construction site.

If you have been injured in such an accident then your lawyer will fight hard for your fair and just recovery of damages. Damages may include, but are not necessarily limited to, compensation for past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost income.

For more information, we encourage you to read our FREE publication, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone, and to contact one of our experienced and empathetic New York construction injury lawyers today at 1-800-362-9329.