October 17, 2013
Injuries from Power Machines
By Jonathan Damashek
A power machine is a broad term that covers a lot of different types of construction-related instruments. Most of the machines are incredibly large and operate to help move heavy loads. Bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks and cranes are examples of power machines that give workers a mechanical advantage in undergoing huge feats. Most of this equipment is run on gasoline and hydraulics and if not used properly, can create extreme hazards.
These large machines, although great at helping get jobs completed, can cause serious damage. If they are not functioning properly due to a manufacturing defect, or someone is operating one who does not have proper training and licenses to be operating these powerful machines, accidents are likely. Some power machines dwarf an average human, their tires alone towering over workers.
If one small (or large) accident occurs such as a tip-over, part failure or driver negligence occurs, victims can be facing crush injuries and other lifelong injuries. In very unfortunate cases, fatal accidents can occur. If someone you know has died because of a power machine accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. To do so, you will need a New York City personal injury lawyer on your side guiding you through the process.
If you have been injured, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. can help build a strong case against the responsible party so you can start receiving compensation. These accidents can sometimes fall under personal injury laws and you must act within the New York statute of limitations to bring your case before a judge. Time is of the essence, it is essential that you contact our firm to schedule a case evaluation. With only three years from the accident date to file, why are you waiting? Call us now.