San Diego, CA Construction Accident Attorneys
Incidents Involving Falling Objects and Debris in California
The hazard posed by falling objects and debris on a construction site cannot be overestimated. When construction equipment, tools, supplies, debris, and other objects fall from elevated heights, they can cause serious injuries and even wrongful death. The San Diego construction accident attorneys at Martinez & Schill LLP are experienced in handling all types of construction accident injury cases including those involving falling objects and debris. We aggressively represent the interests of our clients both in and out of court.
Falling Object Construction Accidents in San Diego
Gravity is often the enemy on construction sites and even hard hats have their limitations. When an object falls onto a construction worker, it is likely that worker is going to be hurt or possibly killed. There are many different types of construction accidents that involve falling objects, and the resulting injuries can range greatly in severity. Some of the most serious accidents are:
- Objects falling from a crane;
- Objects falling from a roof;
- Objects falling through an unguarded opening;
- Objects falling through an elevator shaft; and
- Falling objects during demolition.
These types of accidents are often the result of an unsafe work environment. When a construction site is not properly cleaned up, debris from upper levels can fall on workers working below. When objects fall from a piece of machinery such as a crane, however, the cause is often operator error. Whether it is the crane operator, a signal person, or a supervisor, when someone makes a mistake while transporting heavy objects overhead, the consequences can be disastrous. Our attorneys will work hard to identify the cause of your accident and ensure that all liable parties are held accountable.
If you have been injured or a loved one has wrongfully died in a construction accident involving a fallen object or debris, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Our San Diego construction accident attorneys will give you an honest and thorough assessment of your legal options and advise you on the best way to proceed with your case. Our firm is located in San Diego and Riverside, and we have extensive experience working with clients in Southern California. We offer flexible hours to meet with clients and we are available to come to you if you cannot travel due to your injuries. Call (619) 512-5995 or (951) 200-4630 today.