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Injured In a Boston Crane Accident?

As one of the 25 largest cities in the United States, Boston is constantly expanding. And with a limited amount out acreage, much of the growth in the city is moving upward as large new buildings are constructed and older buildings renovated and retrofitted. Much of this progress is possible thanks to the use of large cranes. But cranes can also be dangers, posing a significant risk to construction workers and the public. At DiBella Law Offices, P.C. we offer nearly two decades of experience defending the rights of personal injury victims in the Boston area. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a crane accident, call our offices for a free case evaluation at (617) 870-0907.

Common Causes of Crane Accidents

Some of the more common issues which cause crane accidents include:

  • Worker/operator miscommunication
  • Overloading the crane's weight capacity
  • Overextending the cranes maximum designed reach
  • Improper use or installation of a crane
  • Contact with live power lines
  • Unsafe rigging or support
  • Negligent maintenance or inspections
  • Lack of operator training and experience
  • Faulty equipment
  • Lack of proper or clear manufacturer warnings

Many accidents are the result of several contributing factors, somewhat of a perfect storm. These cases can be very complex and can involve multiple defendants, including:

  • The crane manufacturer
  • The construction companies
  • The owner of the crane
  • The owner of the construction site
  • The owner of other trades working at the site
  • The local power company or other utility company, such as a natural gas provider
  • The crane operator or other crew members

Time Is Critical

Victims of a Boston crane injury need to understand that the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Massachusetts is three years from the date of the injury. And while this might appear to be a long time, the sooner a victim contacts an attorney, the greater the potential for a successful outcome. As the weeks and months pass, evidence and witness statement can become more difficult to obtain. The experienced legal team at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. will immediately begin and investigation, gathering such evidence as:

  • Medical records
  • First responder reports
  • Insurance documents
  • Witness statements
  • Accident reports from the companies involved
  • Site surveys and documentation
  • Site photos
  • Crane maintenance records
  • Crane manufacturer information
  • Personnel records

All of this information and documentation can help our accident investigators and accident recreation specialists determine liability in your claim, and also determine how much compensation you are entitled to.

At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we put our client’s interests first, and will not back down in our pursuit of justice on your behalf. Call our Boston offices at (617) 870-0907 for a free consultation.