Many people are injured each year as the result of objects falling on them in stores, from buildings or near construction sites. If you or someone you know is injured or killed by a falling object, you are entitled to recover damages for your injuries and expenses.

Injured By A Falling Object?

The attorneys of the Dolan Law Firm can represent anyone in the California Bay Area, including Oakland, San Jose, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Francisco, who has suffered injuries in a falling object accident. We help people in cases involving:

  • Construction sites: Regulations and industry standards govern behavior on construction sites and in bulk sales facilities.
  • Roadway construction sites
  • Bridge repair sites
  • Building facades
  • Bulk stores (Home Depot, Wal-Mart, CostCo, etc.): With the growth of large retail outlets, bulk outlets and home improvement centers, objects stacked high on shelves often fall, causing serious injury.
  • Backs of trucks (see also Truck Accidents )

The Law in Falling Object Cases

There is a negligence doctrine under the law called res ipsa loquitur, which means “the thing speaks for itself.” In falling objects cases, this means that when something drops on someone, it goes without saying that someone has been negligent. In the absence of negligence, things do not fall on people.

To establish liability in any falling object case in the San Francisco area, a dangerous property lawyer must prove that the defendant was in control of the placement and/or handling of the material that fell. The Dolan Law Firm has handled numerous cases involving falling objects that have blown off construction sites, been thrown into the air by moving forklifts and fallen from shelves. We have achieved monetary awards in the millions of dollars for our clients.

What To Do If You Have Been Injured By A Falling Object

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a wrongful death action, you should immediately report the incident to store management, the police, and/or the site foreman of the construction site. Make sure that they take a written report and get a copy. It is important that evidence be collected and documented as soon as possible to protect your rights.

Speak to an Injury Attorney Today

You have a limited time period to take legal action following an injury. This is called a statute of limitations. You must act promptly or you will lose your right to obtain a recovery for your damages. Contact our lawyers online or call  415-636-8160 for a free case evaluation as soon as possible. We work on a contingency basis and get paid for our services only if we achieve a recovery for you.

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