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Record-Breaking Crane Accidents Attorney in California

Crane work is an important part of life in the United States and is seen throughout California construction zones. Without them, we wouldn’t have buildings, bridges, and roads. They can be dangerous, with crane accidents making headlines every year.

In 2015, one California fatality occurred when 63-year-old Judge Lightfoot was killed when operating a crane that toppled in Crestmore. Crane accidents result in catastrophes every year that often include a company, multiple levels of government, workers and workers’ compensation, and innocent bystanders.

The losses in America every year are in the millions. Fatalities in this accident category are very common. The Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB) estimates that 50 percent of crane accidents in the United States experienced injuries that resulted in deaths.

Our California construction accident attorneys are skilled at investigating and negotiating settlements in crane accidents, crane accident injuries, and wrongful deaths.

When you or someone you love has been injured in a crane accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries and losses. Crane accidents can be complex scenarios. Call our California construction accident attorneys at Arash Law led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. at (888) 488-1391 for a free review of your case.

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Crane Accident Statistics

It is estimated that there are 7.49 million Americans employed in construction as of 2019. That makes up 5 percent of the American workforce. Crane accidents in the United States cost the country millions every year.

One study looked at accidents over ten years. In 249 crane accidents, 133 injuries took place, and 133 fatalities occurred. Approximately 838 Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) violations had been committed. In costs, those injuries and fatalities were $2.3 million in OSHA fines alone.

The average injury in total costs is approximated at $200,000. Deaths have an average cost of $4 million. Factors that go into these costs include medical bills, investigation costs, property damage, and lost wages. Companies involved in these incidents also have costs such as lost production. There are a number of other costs that you can incur if you or a loved one has been involved in a crane accident.

Our California construction accident law firm knows exactly what you are going through. We help people that have been injured in crane accidents and help them to get the compensation they deserve. We can fight for you to have your losses covered. Call our California accident lawyers at (888) 488-1391 for a free review of your case.

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What to Do After a Crane Accident in California

When you have been injured in a crane accident, there is so much going on. A crane accident is not your average situation where you exchange information and go on your way until the matter is settled. Crane accidents are tragic and create incredibly overwhelming situations. After you have been in a crane accident, it is very easy to forget to do or say something or say the wrong thing.

At first, the first responders will be in control of the accident and the scene. Injured parties will be tended to. Calling medical personnel is the first thing you should do if you haven’t already. Don’t look for a supervisor to tell them first before you call for medical assistance. It could be disastrous to your health.

Document as much as you can, and take as many photographs as you can. Take notes on all comments or concerns that were said at the time, and don’t be afraid to put anything down. Even your feelings are important right now. What happened? How are you doing? Put it all in notes as soon as you can.

Crane accidents are serious tragedies with multiple agencies and companies involved. These accidents do make headlines. If the press shows up, it can be enticing to want to talk and vent your frustrations to them. Avoid doing so immediately after the accident, and talk to them when your lawyer says that it’s okay to do so.

Of course, you are going to be thinking of workers’ compensation, but there is so much more to this accident and your life than that. After you have left the scene and are being tended to medically, contact a personal injury lawyer to take it from there. Our firm represents construction workers and their families when there has been an injury or wrongful death.

There is no amount of money in the world that can give you the life that you loved back. However, compensable damages are how the law tells you that you deserve to be compensated for your losses. We can help you get what you deserve. For a free case review, contact Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., at (888) 488-1391. You don’t have to fight this alone when you’re fighting so much else. 

Types of Crane Accidents

There are a number of types of crane accidents. When they occur, there could be premises liability for the owners of the property or product liability from crane manufacturers. Crane accidents can also be the result of negligence or human error.

The most common types of crane accidents are:

  • An individual is pinned by the crane against an object – 37 %
  • A crane collapses or falls – 12 %
  • A crane strikes and injures someone – 11 %
  • Objects from the crane fall and strike someone – 27 %
  • Electrocution resulting from a crane coming into contact with an electrical wire – 13 %

It is estimated that there are approximately 15 electrocutions alone annually with crane accidents. It is also estimated that the number of deaths by electrocution from crane accidents is higher than this because reporting methods on crane accidents are not always entirely accurate due to the number of jurisdictions involved.

Anyone can be a victim of a crane accident if they are near the site of the accident. It is not always a worker or construction employee that is a victim in a crane accident. Bystanders are injured by crane accidents all the time. At the same time, there are a number of potentially liable parties in a crane accident.

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Who Is Liable in a Crane Accident?

A crane accident is not only a significant tragedy, it also is a tremendous liability for the parties involved. A crane is an expensive piece of equipment, and there are often multiple agencies involved in the mess. That could be the company, its investors, vendors, the city, or even the state if the crane is working on government infrastructure.

Crane accident investigations can get costly and lengthy. That could be a financial loss to you if someone claims that you are responsible for the accident. At the same time, some parties might want you to feel like you could be waiting for compensation for your financial losses. It doesn’t have to be that way.

The most common parties looked at for liabilities are:

  • Project management companies
  • Owners of the property
  • Construction companies
  • Any operators or workers at the time, whether they are contractors, subcontractors, or employees
  • Government agencies or bodies

It is natural to expect workers’ compensation insurance to cover the bills when you are in a work accident. You will get workers’ compensation when you have been injured at work. Workers’ comp will cover a lot of your costs, but it will not be adequate compensation for what you are going through.

The best course of action for you is to get a personal injury lawyer who will review your case for free and fight for your rights to compensation for your losses. These are parties that will have some power and weight, in the business sector, in your community, and maybe even with the government.

They won’t have a problem trying to toss lawyers around to try and make your complaint go away. Getting disclosure from a government agency when there are liabilities involved is not an easy task, even if they are required to do it. You don’t have to deal with that. Your California personal injury attorneys can conduct their own investigation to help you sue for damages and win your case.

We have been helping crane accident victims win their cases for decades. We know what judges and juries need to see in a crane accident case. We know how to get the data you need to win. Call our California construction injury lawyers today at (888) 488-1391 for a free review of your case.

Crane Accident Compensation

There are a number of expenses and losses you will incur if you or a loved one has been involved in a crane accident. To have these losses recovered, you will likely need to sue the party or parties responsible. The law says that you have the right to have your life restored to the way it was before the accident or be compensated if that is not possible.

The kinds of compensation you can expect from a crane accident include:

  • Property damage
  • Medical costs, including costs for long-term medical needs
  • Lost wages resulting from work lost after the accident, as well as if you are not able to return to work or go back to work right away
  • Loss of consortium, such as losing a loved one and no longer having their companionship
  • Amputation compensation
  • Pain and suffering, mental anguish

When the crane accident reports reach completion, the responsible party is often revealed. At this time, the responsible party frequently begins to make settlement offers. Do not accept any settlement offers until you have discussed your case with an attorney.

Any settlement offer that is not negotiated with an attorney will result in less compensation for you. After you have been in an accident, you are entitled to more compensation than other parties will admit to. Contact a California crane accident attorney today.

Consult With a California Crane Accident Attorney

The litigation of a crane accident is a very complex matter. If you were injured in a crane accident or lost a loved one in an accident, you have the right to pursue compensatory damages for this tragedy. Your best recourse is to consult with a personal injury attorney for a review of your case.

Our trusted injury attorneys have spent decades fighting for crane accident victims. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for accident victims of all kinds. If you have a crane accident case, we can do the same thing for you. Our team of California injury attorneys knows what it takes to deal with construction sites and the professionals that understand how crane equipment works.

We know how to analyze official reports and find the nuggets that will win you more money in a crane accident case. Call Arash Law today at (888) 488-1391 for a free review of your case with Arash Khorsandi and his team of construction accident lawyers. You will never be out of pocket because you don’t pay until you win.