Construction sites present a number of dangers, to both workers and passersby, but perhaps one of the most dangerous and damaging is the potential of a crane collapse. Although these extremely large and heavy pieces of equipment are often essential to completing construction work, they can cause devastating and debilitating harm, especially when handled improperly by construction managers and workers. Tragically, many people suffer serious repercussions – physically, emotionally, and financially – due to crane collapse accidents caused by another party’s negligence.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we have seen firsthand how devastating a crane collapse can be for victims of such accidents in Wisconsin. These accidents often leave those affected with debilitating, if not permanent, disabilities and, in the worst cases, can leave a family grieving the unexpected and untimely death of a loved one. While filing a legal claim against the party responsible for a crane collapse will not erase the effects of such an accident, it can give victims a sense of justice, not to mention the opportunity to focus on recovering and moving on from the crane collapse.
Depending on the exact circumstances of a crane collapse accident, the resulting injuries and damage can vary substantially. Sadly, the repercussions are often extensive and severe, with victims often dealing with:
In the most tragic of circumstances, a family may lose a loved one in a crane collapse, leaving them facing their grief of this loss in addition to the financial ramifications of the accident and wrongful death.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we have in-depth experience helping victims of crane collapse accidents get the justice and financial recompense they deserve. In fact, attorney Robert Habush successfully helped victims of a crane collapse obtain the compensation they deserved in 2000, winning $99,250,000 for the three widows of construction workers killed in the Miller Park crane collapse, and may be able to do the same for you and your family.
In this particular crane collapse, a construction site superintendent recklessly violated various safety regulations by trying to lift a piece of roof roughly the size of a football field under less than ideal weather conditions, causing the crane he was using to strike the crane in which the three men were working. To date, the damages awarded in this case are the largest for any wrongful death lawsuit.
Our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® believes that victims of crane collapse accidents deserve to be compensated for the serious injuries and losses they have unduly suffered at the hands of someone else. And, if you are considering taking legal action against the reckless party who caused a crane collapse, you deserve an attorney who has experience handling such cases. Call (414) 271-0900 today to learn more about our success in handling crane collapse accidents and how we may be able to support you in filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.