Indianapolis Lift Bucket Accident Attorney
Trucks with aerial lift buckets are indispensable to many industries, including the construction, phone and electrical industries. However, they are also dangerous pieces of equipment that can cause serious injury such as damage to the spinal cord. These effects can result in wrongful death or paralysis.If you or a loved one has been injured in a lift bucket accident, contact us in our offices in Indianapolis, Kokomo, or Bloomington to secure experienced representation. At Golitko & Daly, you will find both compassion and dedicated advocacy, whether your case involves a fall injury, electrical shock or wrongful death. We also have Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certified and registered nurse attorneys to properly advise you along the way.
Early Intervention in Your Cherry Picker Case
Our aerial lift accident attorneys can act quickly to preserve evidence after your bucket truck accident. The sooner you talk to an attorney following a work injury, the better we can help – no matter the cause of your bucket truck accident. We have extensive experience with cases involving cherry pickers, including:
- Negligent truck maintenance
- Guard failure
- Faulty controls
- Defects in the hydraulics system
- OSHA/Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) violations
A Faulty Aerial Lift Truck Can Cause Serious Injuries, Including Spine Injuries and Death
Many cherry picker or lift bucket accidents, including those in Indianapolis, are caused by unsafe equipment. Rental companies will circulate bucket trucks that are not properly inspected or weren’t working in the first place. When these bucket trucks accidents cause injuries, injured workers may be able to hold the rental companies responsible.
Similarly, if a manufacturer put a faulty aerial lift truck on the market, it can and should be held accountable for any injuries the product defects caused. Let us determine the party liable for your bucket truck accident or the death of your loved one.
When the spine is impacted, extensive medical care is required, and it may be months before the full extent of the injury is known. Symptoms may include:
- Nerve compression and numbness
- Varying degrees of weakness and paralysis, including loss of mobility and function
- Inability to walk (paraplegia)
- Loss of control from the neck or chest down, with an inability to use the arms and legs (quadriplegia)
Handling All Four Corners of a Construction Accident Case
There are potentially four different legal proceedings involved in an accident case involving aerial lifts, including:
- A workers’ compensation case if the accident happened on the job
- A third-party liability case against a rental company, general contractor or other negligent party
- A defective product case against the company that designed or manufactured the bucket truck
- A Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) case if your injuries are likely to last 12 months or longer
We have a wide range of resources available to you. We have a focused Indiana workers’ compensation lawyer, engineer attorney, nurse attorney, and last but not least, an OSHA-certified Indiana construction accident attorney.
All aspects of your case can and will be handled right here at Golitko & Daly.
Contact Golitko & Daly for Help after a Lift Bucket Accident
No matter what legal challenges you face after a bucket truck accident or other construction-related injuries, Golitko & Daly can handle them. We have extensive experience with personal injury, workers’ compensation, SSDI and product defect litigation. We can even work with injury victims to assist in career changes when necessary.
If you have been involved in a cherry picker accident in Indianapolis or anywhere in the state of Indiana, it is important to act quickly to secure the benefits to which you are entitled. Contact Golitko & Daly today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your options. We look forward to speaking with you.