Commercial real estate owners have a duty to prevent people from being injured on business property. In this video, attorney Joseph Kalbac explains a case where a truck driver was making a routine delivery to a business, when air conditioning units fell on him from a forklift. These types of preventable accidents should never occur.
We handle a lot of premises liability cases. Cases where because of the negligent way that the business is run or the premise is organized, people get injured and sometimes very seriously. We’re handling a case right now where a truck driver delivered a load of commercial air conditioning units. And while he was waiting to fill out the paperwork and receive the paper work, the forklift that had the air conditioning units loaded onto it, drove by him and all of the units literally fell on him. The whole thing was caught on video so there’s no doubt as to what really happened. So we don’t need to rely upon the memory of witnesses, we have it right then and there and a jury is going to see exactly what happened in this particular case.
When someone comes and delivers products to a particular warehouse or a business, and they’re offloaded, the warehouse or business accepting the product has the responsibility to safely load whatever the product is. In this case, commercial air conditioning units onto a forklift or whatever vehicle they used to transport them. In this particular case, the AC units which were big commercial heavy units were overloaded and improperly loaded onto a forklift, such that when they drove the forklift past my client, who was standing there waiting for his paperwork, it literally fell on top of him and buried him and caused catastrophic injuries and it was all caught on video. My name is Joe Kalbac. If you need more information, please call me at area code 305-476-7400 or call our firm Colson Hicks Eidson at the same number. Or feel free to visit our website at Colson.com.