Powered Industrial Trucks — “Forklifts” — frequently cause injuries, and if operated negligently, forklift tip-overs, forklift accidents and forklift ejections can all occur.
Proper Safety Practices
Forklift operators are trained to (1) always visualize the path they are traveling on for obstructions and pedestrians; (2) use a flag man when necessary, (3) control their speed, (4) use care when turning or working on a graded surface, and (5) operate the forklift to maintain a proper center of gravity and therefore avoid tip-overs. Improper safety practices can lead to serious injury.
Forklift Safety Equipment
It is imperative that forklifts possess backup mirrors, backup alarms and horns. If these devices are absent or faulty, forklifts can cause crush injuries, brain injuries, orthopedic injuries, amputations and even fatalities.
Common Forklift Mistakes
Some common mistakes that lead to injury are failing to maintain a proper lookout, driving too fast and taking sharp turns, failing to observe slopes in work surfaces, traveling with an oversized load and even wearing improper clothing that obstructs the driver’s view.
We Are Here To Create Value
Story & History 01.
Since 1985, Garcia and Ochoa has successfully handled a variety of cases against companies and individuals both nationally and in Texas.
Values & Philosophy 02.
We believe justice can create a safer world. Success can be measured outside of the courtroom, too. It’s not enough to simply settle your personal case,
Our Mission 03.
Our mission is as resolute as ever: Create value for every client, friend & colleague we cross paths with by extending a helping hand in times of need.
Why Work With Our Firm?
Garcia & Ochoa LLP. is a well-established Texas law firm with a long history of service to our clients & colleagues.
Always Free Consultation
Your first consultation with our Firm is FREE. We will discuss your case or possible claim with you at our home, office, hospital by phone or in person.
We Get Results
We have a reputation for success and collect over thirty million dollars in settlements and awards for our clients every year.
Work With Expert Lawyers
We have years of experience in and out of court. We have collected millions dollars for our clients claims arising in Texas and Nationally.
We Care About You
We pride ourselves on compassionate, caring, and responsive representation. The numerous past client testimonials attest to this.
Clients & Colleagues Testimonials
See what our clients & colleagues say about us, we have been known for driving value and favorable result.