Warshafsky Sues for Spinal Injury Caused by Street Sweeper Rollover Accident
Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawsuit Forces Manufacturer to Implement Safer Design
Rollover accidents are extremely dangerous, whether you’re in a car, truck, or even a street sweeper. In 2006, a city of Milwaukee street sweeper rolled over, causing a crushing spine injury to the driver. The man and his family chose our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys to investigate the circumstances of the accident and get the maximum compensation for his injuries.
The street sweeper, manufactured by Elgin, did not have even a simple driver protection system. A roll bar or cab would have protected the driver and perhaps prevented his life-changing spinal injury. Warshafsky lawyer Victor Harding sued Elgin for product liability, getting a large sum of money in financial compensation for the victim. Because of the lawsuit, Elgin included roll bar protection in their street sweepers.
But the story doesn’t end there.
Street Sweeper Tip-Over Lawsuit Changes Outcome of Future Accident
It’s not often we get to see the fruits of our labor so close to home: in October of 2015, Milwaukee news stations reported on a similar rollover accident with another Elgin street sweeper in Milwaukee. This time, though, there was a happy ending. Thanks to the roll bar and cab these machines now have, the driver was not flung from the sweeper and sustained only minor injuries.
In the most recent incident, a 20,000 lb. Milwaukee city street sweeper was perched precariously on its side with the driver trapped inside the cab. In news stories, you could see the man lying sideways in the cab. Fortunately, he had a phone with him and was able to call 911. Once rescue workers stabilized the truck, they were able extract the driver.
To see the impact of one of our Society Changing Judgments contribute to saving a life in our own community years later underscores the importance of our approach to personal injury law. From the moment you choose Warshafsky for legal representation, we prepare your case as if it will go to trial. While our first concern is to ensure our clients are properly compensated for their injuries and losses, we also strive to effect change that will benefit all of society.
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No personal injury law firm does more or fights harder for their clients than Warshafsky Law. Unlike “sign and settle” law firms, we aren’t quick to accept whatever offer of settlement is made for your injuries. Our Milwaukee personal injury law firm prepares every case as if it will go to trial and we have a long history of impressive wins—both from a legal perspective and from the perspective of how much money we’ve secured for our clients.
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If you have been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of others, or due to a fault in the design or manufacture of a product, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. The best way to determine if you have a case or not is with a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys.
At this initial meeting, we’ll discuss your injury and how it occurred. If it looks like you have cause to pursue legal action, we will offer to represent you with no retainer fee and no monthly bill. Only after your case is resolved and you have received compensation for your injuries will we ask for payment.
And if for any reason there is no award of damages in your case, either through settlement or a judgment, you won’t owe us a thing.