New Jersey Bucket Truck Accident Attorneys
Bucket trucks (otherwise known as “cherry pickers”) are frequently used in utility service and maintenance work throughout New Jersey, by workers completing repairs or maintenance on behalf of electric companies, telephone service providers, internet service providers, and other utilities, as well as by tree service companies to complete any jobs involving branches or other tree work above ground level. By the very nature of this type of work, which is elevated significantly above ground level, significant risk of injury to workers in these industries is always a distinct possibility. Additionally, although there are many safety regulations and requirements, and workers are generally required to be secured in ways that would protect them from injuries, unfortunately in the real world, corners are cut and mistakes happen all too often. In such a dangerous industry, these shortcuts, oversights, and accidents can often lead to serious injuries or even fatalities. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed as a result of a bucket truck accident, our aggressive team of plaintiffs’ attorneys is ready to zealously build your case, attacking from every angle possible in order to achieve fair legal compensation for your injuries and losses.
How Do Bucket Truck Accidents Happen?
There are many different types of problems, malfunctions, and errors that can lead to these extremely perilous accidents on the job, even though bucket truck manufacturers have taken many steps to ensure that the trucks and bucket mechanisms used in this risky line of work are as safe as possible and regulations require that workers in the industry must be well trained.
Some of the factors that can contribute to the occurrence of bucket truck accidents include:
- Truck overturns (especially when trucks are parked or weighted incorrectly)
- Truck defects (e.g. malfunctions with hydraulic systems, brakes, or other systems, which may have been preventable if proper maintenance is at issue)
- Power outages
- Electric shocks (which can result from improper precautions or insufficient training)
- Worker error in attempting to follow safety precautions
- Worker or employer decisions to take shortcuts in following safety precautions
At Keefe Bartels, we have decades of experience handling bucket truck accident claims as well as other types of truck-related and on-the-job accident claims. Whether you are coping with the loss of a loved one, your own bodily injury, or an injury to a family member, by working with an experienced and aggressive plaintiff’s team like the seasoned attorneys at Keefe Bartels, you can rest assured that your matter will be in good hands. Our well trained team of accident lawyers will provide sage guidance for your matter based on our our decades of experience, pressing for the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.
If you or your loved ones have suffered injuries or losses due to a bucket truck accident or other type of automobile or workplace accident, it is crucial to contact us as soon as possible so that we can help you carefully craft your case from the very beginning in order to help you reach the most favorable outcome possible. Call us at 877-ATTY-247 or email us today for your free consultation.