Injuries Caused by Falling Objects: Liability and Recovery Options
Accidents involving falling objects can cause severe injuries and life-altering consequences. Whether it is objects falling from construction sites, shelves in stores, or improperly secured cargo during transportation, these incidents can have a significant impact on victims. I you have suffered injuries caused by falling objects, understanding legal liability and exploring recovery options is crucial. The professional and experienced attorneys at Razavi Law Group (RLG), are ready and prepared to provide legal guidance and support in such situations.
Razavi Law Group: Trusted Advocates
RLG specializes in personal injury cases, including those caused by falling objects. The dedicated team of expert attorneys deeply understands the complexities involved in these cases and is committed to helping you seek the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Falling Object Injuries
Accidents involving falling objects can occur in various settings including construction sites, retail stores, in transport vehicles, in warehouses and factories, at home, and during property maintenance work.
Construction Sites: Falling tools, building materials, or debris from elevated work areas can result in injuries to workers and bystanders.
Retail Stores: Poorly stacked merchandise, inadequate shelving, or unstable displays can lead to objects falling on employees or customers.
Transportation: Improperly secured cargo on trucks, trailers, or shipping containers can shift during transit, causing objects to fall and injure workers or pedestrians.
Warehouses and Factories: Objects stored on high shelves can become dislodged due to poor storage practices or equipment malfunctions and injure people.
Home and Property Maintenance: Falling tree branches, construction materials, or objects during maintenance can cause injuries.
Liability for Falling Object Injuries
Determining liability in falling object injury cases often involves assessing the following factors, duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
Duty of Care: Establishing that the party responsible for the fallen object had a duty to exercise reasonable care to prevent such incidents.
Breach of Duty: Demonstrating that the responsible party failed to uphold this duty, either through negligence, improper storage, or unsafe work practices.
Causation: Proving that the breach of duty directly led to the fallen object and the injuries.
Damages: Showing the victim suffered physical, emotional, or financial damage due to the accident.
After being injured by a fallen object, you may have several, legal recovery options, a personal injury claim, a workers’ compensation claim, a product liability claim, or a premises liability claim.
Personal Injury Claims: Filing a personal injury claim against the party responsible for the fallen object, such as a construction company, store owner, cargo handler, or property owner.
Workers’ Compensation: If you were injured while on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages.
Product Liability Claims: If the falling object resulted from a defective product or equipment, you may have grounds for a product liability claim against the manufacturer or distributor.
Premises Liability Claims: In a case where the accident occurred on someone else’s property, you may be able to pursue a premises liability claim against the property owner or manager.
How Razavi Law Group Can Help
RLG will provide you with essential support and guidance following a fallen object injury by investigating, negotiating, and advocating.
Investigation: RLG’s experienced attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to determine liability and gather evidence to support your claim.
Insurance Negotiations: RLG will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation.
Legal Advocacy: If necessary, RLG’s attorneys are prepared to take cases to court and advocate for your legal rights before a judge and jury.
Injuries caused by fallen objects can be devastating, impacting your physical and emotional well-being. RLG understands the challenges faced after such incidents and is ready to provide expert legal guidance and advocacy. If you or a loved one was injured by a fallen object, contact our Santa Ana personal injury attorneys at RLG for a consultation. Your recovery and legal rights are RLG’s top priorities, and RLG is dedicated to helping secure the compensation you deserve.