Falls from Vehicles & Equipment
All too often, people sustain serious injuries and even death from falls from being an extra rider on equipment such as a trac- tor or the bed of a truck. I remember growing up in Louisiana and seeing this all the time! Simply put, extra riders should not be permitted on the vehicle. The fun of riding in the bed of a truck is outweighed by its danger of injury. The best way is the safe way—don’t ride in the bed of a truck period!
Falls from Loading Docks
Loading docks are dangerous not just because they are many feet off of the ground, but because they are most likely in a heavy-traffic area and are subject to having different items spilled, splashed or thrown on them so that a person can slip and fall off of them onto the surface below. These areas are in higher risk of these types of dangerous things happening to them. In addition, many have metal dock plates which have been worn smooth and can become very slippery when a person walks on them. Carrying something with another or walking backward on the loading dock without a sturdy railing behind you is an invitation for disaster and potentially serious injury. Proper cleaning and skid-resistant surface coatings will reduce the risk of fall accidents.
Mark C. Blane is a San Diego Slip and Fall Attorney, and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Premise Liability Law Firm devoted to representing families of injured persons of slip and fall or premise liability accidents. If you or someone you love, has been injured or killed in San Diego County, or Southern California, due to the negligence of another, please order your FREE copy of Mr. Blane's book, The ULTIMATE California Slip & Fall Injury Legal Survival Guide, and don't forget about The 10 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer, and he has eight other publications that might fit your need. The books are extremely information and they are full of helpful information, insights, and secrets that will help you protect your legal rights. They normally sell for around $16.95; however, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in a California accident! Take advantage of free legal information to help you make an informed decision on your specific slip and fall injury case!