Boston Ladder Falls Attorney
Ladders are used everywhere: at home, at work, in stores, libraries, and many other places. Even when using proper safety precautions, ladder falls are still possible, and the injuries can be devastating for accident victims. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a ladder fall in the Boston area, The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. is here to help. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free consultation of your injury case.
What Causes Ladder Falls?
Many factors can play a role in a ladder fall, including where the ladder is located, the height of the ladder, and more. Whether the ladder fall takes place at a construction site, outside of a home or apartment building, at work, or elsewhere, some of the most common causes of ladder falls include the following:
- Using the wrong type of ladder,
- Using a worn or damaged ladder,
- Incorrect placement of a ladder,
- Carrying objects while on a ladder,
- Slippery ladder rungs or rails,
- Not properly securing a ladder,
- Placing a ladder near electrical lines, and more.
Even a fall from a relatively short height has the potential to cause serious injuries to an accident victim, which is why you need an experienced injury attorney like those at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr.
Ladder Fall Injuries
When a person falls off of a ladder, usually the part of the body that strikes the ground first suffers the most serious injury; however, other body parts that hit the ground after the initial impact can also suffer significant harm. Ladder fall injuries routinely include reports of the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Skull fracture,
- Facial trauma,
- Neck injuries,
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Broken bones,
- Soft tissue injuries,
- Back and spine injuries,
- Internal injuries and bleeding,
- Coma, and
If you or someone that you know has suffered injuries after falling from a ladder, it is critical that you speak with a knowledgeable Boston injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your claims.
An Experienced Lawyer Can Help
An experienced injury lawyer can provide many advantages after a ladder fall. A lawyer handles all elements of the legal case so that an accident victim can focus on their recovery. The attorney communicates and negotiates with insurance adjusters in addition to being present whenever an accident victim makes a statement about the case. A lawyer can perform their own investigation of the accident to identify all liable parties and counter any claims of fault on the part of the accident victim. And if the insurers refuse to settle for a fair amount, an experienced lawyer can take your case to trial.
Call or Contact Us Now
Ladder falls can be extremely serious, and victims of ladder falls can face serious challenges if they try and handle their injury case on their own. At The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. we promise to zealously advocate for your needs after an accident and fight for the compensation that you deserve. To learn more about your legal options, call the office or contact us online to schedule a free evaluation of your case today.