Anytime two or more people are working together on a project there is the possibility of confusion if there are not adequate rules, training, and procedures in place. For example, we had a case in which two mechanics failed to communicate and one did something unexpected—he started a vehicle engine while it was in gear. The result caused terrible injury to the other mechanic.
In another case, management and the crew at a lumber mill each had a different idea on how to safely unload a log truck. As a result, a log fell from the truck causing serious injuries to our client, the truck driver. We showed the jury that confusion about procedures is what caused the accident and the jury awarded our client a substantial sum.