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New York Construction Accident Lawyer Believes Crane Collapse Could Have Been Prevented, Thankful Operator Suffered Only Minor Injuries


New York, New York (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

A construction crane and the truck it was attached to tipped over in Mineola, Long Island. The crane accident occurred at the site where an annex to Winthrop Hospital is being built, said Fox News (12.19.13). The crane accident resulted in one non life-threatening injury, and for that were thankful. That is not the case with many crane accidents, said David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New Yorks construction accident law firms.

When a crane accident happens, workers are in immediate danger of being injured or killed, along with the crane operator, said Perecman. Being a crane operator can be a very dangerous job.

The crane operator suffered minor injuries, said Fox News. These injuries would likely have been more serious if he had not jumped out of the cab before the crane fell. The cause of the crane accident is under investigation.

A number of different factors can cause crane accident injuries. These include falls, dropped loads, high winds, tip-overs, boom collapse, rigging failures, defective cranes, lifting device failures, and crane contact with power lines.

The dangers of cranes are well known. This is why specific regulations and safety procedures must be followed when a crane is operated, said Perecman. Cranes are not supposed to fall down.

Supervisors and contractors have the responsibility to ensure that workers are adequately trained in the use of jobsite machinery and that work is conducted in a safe manner. Then, for cranes to function properly, regular maintenance and proper storage is needed. If jobs and/or responsibilities are neglected and a crane accident happens, the victims may be able to recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

From the Fox News photo, the crane involved in the accident appeared to be a five axle All Terrain crane.

The Fox News article cited is Crane collapse at hospital construction site.

For more than 30 years, the construction accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have aggressively helped victims of crane accidents obtain compensation for their injuries. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a crane accident or other serious accident in New York, contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, personal injury, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York construction accident cases, including building and crane collapses. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition” for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $ 15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $ 5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $ 40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.

The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.

**later settled while on appeal for $ 7.940 million

Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer Dan Carlton Comments on Report about Tour Bus Accident Resulting in 10 Injuries

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2013

Irvine, California personal injury lawyer Dan Carlton said the next several weeks may be a difficult time for victims of a recent crash involving a tour bus headed to a casino in Southern California.

The bus accident, which occurred near Temecula, resulted in injuries to 10 people, according to an NBC 4 report (Tour Bus Crashes on Way to Southern California Casino, Sept. 2).

According to NBC 4, the driver told California Highway Patrol officers that he noticed a brake problem before the bus crashed into a ditch. The accident is under investigation, according to the report.

Injuries from bus accidents should not be taken lightly, said Carlton, who represents victims of negligence and families who lost loved ones in accidents. Its critical for victims to seek medical attention immediately and continue to follow up with their doctors. What might seem like a minor injury might get worse with time.

Carlton said bus accident victims and their families have legal rights.

While this particular incident is under investigation, in general a bus company has a duty of care to its passengers, Carlton said. This means they must check to make sure brakes, tires, lights and all equipment is functioning properly. And they also must keep records of bus maintenance. If an accident occurs, a company might be held legally responsible for the victims injuries if a mechanical problem is found to be a contributing factor.

NBC 4 reported that the bus was carrying 19 people on Sunday night when it crashed on its way to Pauma Casino, about 50 miles north of San Diego. The bus, unable to stop while entering a curve, slammed into a guard rail and then hit trees and a boulder on the right side of the road, according to NBC 4. Police said they are planning a full investigation to determine if the bus crash was due to mechanical error or driver error, NBC 4 reported.

NBC 4 reported that details of the injuries were not immediately available, but police said people had various complaints of pain.

Carlton said victims injured in bus accidents may be entitled to compensation for their losses. A personal injury lawyer can help them pursue monetary support and closure, Carlton said. The attorney for a bus accident victim also can help send a message that negligence by bus companies will not be tolerated. Companies need to be held accountable when they fail in their duty of care to passengers.

About the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton

With an office in Irvine, California, personal injury attorney Daniel C. Carlton has a well-deserved reputation throughout Orange County for being a top-notch lawyer who delivers results. His areas of practice include bus, auto and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, uninsured motorist accidents, premises accidents, serious injuries, wrongful death, real estate law and business litigation. Attorney Carlton has more than 35 years of experience as a lawyer and has earned the highest rating given to lawyers by the renowned Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating system.

For more information about what to do if you or a loved one has been injured in a bus accident, call (949) 757-0707 for a free case evaluation.

The Law Office of Dan Carlton is located at:

19700 Fairchild

Suite 280

Irvine, CA 92612

http://www.dancarlton.com