Falling objects can inflict serious injury, and falling object accidents can happen anywhere—at construction sites, public areas, and even the stores where we regularly shop. Nobody ever expects to be hit by a falling object, but the damage falling objects cause can be severe; people who are struck by falling objects often sustain traumatic and catastrophic injuries.
If you have been injured as a result of a falling object, please contact Worcester personal injury attorney Peter Ventura for a free and confidential consultation.
Falling Objects at Construction Sites
Construction sites are one of the most common places where dangerous objects are likely to fall. Workers can drop hammers or other equipment, bricks or concrete slabs can become dislodged and fall, or rubble or debris might fall as a result of construction. Some crane accidents involve dropped loads.
If construction workers are required to wear hard hats for protection from falling objects, the construction site should be properly barricaded so people walking past are not injured. Injuries due to falling objects at construction sites may be due to negligence and could present a strong case for a personal injury lawsuit. Please schedule a consultation with Peter Ventura to discuss the specific details of your case.
Falling Objects at Retail Stores
Warehouse stores like IKEA, Walmart, Costco, Home Depot, and similar home goods and furniture stores also pose a risk of falling object injuries. Merchandise that is improperly stored or stacked, stacked too high, or inadequately secured could become unstable and fall. Forklift operator error could also result in falling merchandise.
Falling Objects in Public Areas
Besides construction sites and big-box stores, falling object accidents can occur almost anywhere. Consider the possibility of these scenarios:
- A fan dislodges from the ceiling at a restaurant, injuring diners
- A roller coaster rider drops an object and it hits another visitor at the amusement park
- A door sign or building facade rusts out or cracks and falls
Although these may seem like freak accidents, they could be a result of negligence. Contact personal injury attorney Peter Ventura to discuss your case.
Contact a Falling Object Injury Attorney
Worcester attorney Peter Ventura focuses his practice on serious injury cases. As the victim of a falling object accident, you may be entitled to damages such as medical expenses, loss of wages, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and a diminished quality of life. If you or a family member have been injured by a falling object, Attorney Ventura can pursue justice on your behalf. Please call us for a consultation today.