While two men were on the premises of a New Orleans recycling company, they were trying to get scrap metal from a trailer, which was hitched to a truck owned by one of the men. While they tried to take out this metal, a crane is said to have got caught in the trailer. The men's claim is that the crane moved up, causing the trailer to jostle. Then the crane is said to have hit the truck with a blow, thus causing the men to sustain injuries.
The two men filed suit against the recycling facility, claiming that it improperly entrusted a crane, did not give workers adequate training, and that the facility used unsafe policies. For this alleged negligence, the men are seeking compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more.
While crane accidents have been known to hurt workers at different job sites, others may not know that passersby or other people on the premises could suffer from these accidents as well. If someone else's negligence is responsible for these injuries, then a number of parties can be on the hook for your damages. This can mean anything from a manufacture that made equipment without regulation safeguards, or if a supervisor failed to perform maintenance on the machine. Operator error can also cause these accidents.
There are a bewildering number of ways that another person's negligence can cause an injurious accident. If you have been injured on someone else's property, you may be able to seek compensation for damages. To learn if you can file a premises liability claim, contact Morris, Dewett & Savoie, LLC. Our Shreveport personal injury attorneys have
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