Large cranes are critical to the construction industry. They are used on many different types of commercial and residential construction projects, especially in large cities like Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Naples/Fort Myers. But their widespread use does not make them safe. According to government statistics, cranes and related equipment account for 17% of fatal injuries in U.S. construction. However, the proportion of injuries actually involving construction vehicles and equipment is probably much greater.
At the South Florida law offices of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A., we represent workers and bystanders who have been injured in crane accidents. These cases involve injuries on construction sites, many of which were caused by crane defects or by the negligence of an operator.
There are many different ways that cranes can cause injury:
- Overloading and improper loading
- Exceeding hoist limitations
- Failure to use safety equipment or flagmen
- Improper training of crane operators
- Boom buckling
- Operating cranes on improper surfaces, leading to overturning
- Contact with power lines, leading to electrocution
When it comes to crane injury cases, we have an open door policy at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. Truly, we are always there to serve you. Our personal injury attorneys will meet with you whenever it's convenient for you — whether that is an evening or a weekend or early in the morning. And if you cannot get to our office, we will come to you. We routinely make home and hospital visits to help make things easier for personal injury victims and their families.Contact an Accident Attorney
When you sustain serious injuries due to someone else's negligence, talking with a trial lawyer can be critical. We invite you to call us to arrange a consultation at no cost to you. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Contact our South Florida law offices by calling us at 305-448-8585 or toll free at 877-448-8585 or by contacting us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation.