Those who operate heavy construction or farm equipment should possess the skill and experience to safely operate the equipment so as to not endanger others. Many state's laws require that persons who operate and maintain this type of equipment do so in a safe fashion. A failure to operate and maintain the equipment in a safe fashion may make the operator or owner liable for damages if injury is caused to someone else. If you have been injured as a result of unsafe operation or maintenance of heavy equipment, you should undertake a prompt investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident. A lapse of time in seeking professional legal advice and undertaking adequate investigation could seriously hinder your case. For more information on heavy equipment accidents, contact a qualified attorney.