3 Forklift Accident Facts

Were you injured from a forklift accident and need legal help? Read these 3 forklift accident facts, then call our Texas lawyers today.

After a Forklift Accident

3 Forklift Accident FactsI had an individual that came in the other day who was involved in a forklift accident. One of the questions that they asked is what they should do. There are several things that must be done. The first thing is to report the accident to either your employer or to the job site where the accident happened. The second thing is to seek immediate medical attention. This does not only mean going to the hospital, but also seeking a doctor’s treatment after that. You’re going to need to follow up with another medical provider to see if you have some sort of herniation or burns that maybe the hospital didn’t treat.

The third thing is to seek a lawyer that’s experienced in forklift accidents who is going to be aware of the regulations that are applicable to the forklift driver or the company that employed the forklift driver. If you have any questions whatsoever, we are here to help.

Choosing a Forklift Accident Attorney

When choosing a forklift injury attorney, there are four things you should ask. The first thing is whether or not that lawyer or that firm is a personal injury trial firm. That means all the cases they handle are exclusively personal injury claims. At Garcia & Ochoa, that’s all we do. We dedicate ourselves to these kinds of cases. The next thing you want to know is whether or not that lawyer is experienced and has had success in handling those cases. You can go one step further and ask them to show you the files that they’ve worked on. Again, we’ve had success with personal injury cases.

The other thing you should ask is whether or not they’re a trial lawyer. A trial lawyer means that they’ll handle your case from beginning to end. In other words, they will go to court and fight for the case. Lastly, are they a board-certified trial lawyer? In other words, are they recognized by the state as one of the top 3% of lawyers in their field? Again, if you have any other questions, please feel free to call and we’ll be happy to answer them.

Forklift Accident Injury Claims

I had a young man that came in the other day who was involved in a forklift accident. One of the questions he asked was how his forklift accident was different from other types of accidents. One of the ways that they’re different is that there are specific regulations that apply to forklift drivers and the companies who train forklift drivers that’s not going to be typical in most situations. The other way that forklift accidents are different is that the injuries are typically to be a lot more serious because of the type of equipment involved. If you have any questions whatsoever, we’re here to help.


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