New York City is always under construction. This means that streets and properties are often full of construction equipment, including cranes. Depending on what’s being built, a crane can be extremely tall. For example, cranes involved in the building of One World Trade Center, which when completed will be one of the world’s tallest buildings, are among the tallest and strongest available.
More modest cranes can still lift remarkably heavy loads and all types of cranes are essential to the construction industry. However, despite their high-tech abilities, cranes are not immune from accidents — accidents that cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities.
If you were injured in a crane accident or lost a loved one because of a crane collapse, it is important to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who can explain your rights and discuss your options. You may be entitled to compensation for your expenses, lost wages and damages.
The attorneys at Kahn Gordon Timko and Rodriques P.C. have been helping injured New Yorkers since 1998. We know how to build strong cases that get results. To learn how we can help you, call our Manhattan office at 212-227-6260 or contact us by e-mail for a free initial consultation.
Why Crane Accidents Cause Serious or Fatal Injuries
Accidents involving cranes often result in fatalities because of the heights at which they operate. Industrial cranes sometimes collapse, usually with disastrous results. Sometimes the boom falls, creating havoc below. In other crane accidents, the load is not secured properly and falls to the ground. Other types of crane accidents involve workers and passersby being hit as the load swings.
Such accidents can be the result of maintenance problems, design defects, operator error or other causes. Common to all crane accidents is the severity of injuries – multiple fractures, head and brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Because these injuries are so catastrophic, victims may require lifelong treatment and care. Our attorneys work hard to provide clients injured in crane accidents with the compensation they need and deserve.
Contact Our New York Law Firm
If you were injured or a loved one died in a crane accident, learn about your rights. Call a New York crane accident lawyer at Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. to discuss your legal situation and find out whether you are eligible to file an injury lawsuit or wrongful death claim. Contact us by e-mail or call us at 212-227-6260 for a free initial consultation.
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