Crane accidents rarely occur, however, when they do occur, the accidents pose a threat not only to people but also to property. Cranes are often massive and can fall from great heights when these incidents occur, resulting in death or serious injury to construction workers, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and bystanders on the street. In addition to the loss of life and injuries, these situations result in an immense amount of property damage, which is why it is important to hold those responsible for what happened.
Injuries And Fatalities
Construction accounts for the most number of injuries and fatalities as compared to any other occupation. However, when it comes to crane accidents, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and bystanders are also put in danger. While construction workers are trained to be aware of hazards or small falling objects and are equipped with the appropriate protective gear, bystanders are not. Regardless, in terms of massive crane accidents, most cannot be prepared.
Damage To Property
Massive crane accidents cause a tremendous amount of property damage. When a crane plummets, it is unpredictable as it descends. Oftentimes, buildings, vehicles, and any property in its path will be destroyed causing a significant amount of damage.
Negligence And Liability
In most situations, there may be grounds for a civil claim due to negligent behavior causing the crane accident. A party is guilty of negligence when he or she engages in behavior different from that of a reasonable person and that behavior caused an accident resulting in injury to persons or property. A person guilty of negligence may then be liable for damages to the injured parties or property owners.
Injured In A Crane Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crane accident or experienced property damage due to a crane accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crane accident, there is no time to waste in securing representation to pursue the just compensation you deserve. The crane and construction accident lawyers at Levine & Slavit, PLLC have 60 years of experience handling personal injury claims in New York City, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and the surrounding areas. Contact our New York City and Long Island personal injury law office at (212) 687-2777.