Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.The Department of Labor and Industries has begun investigating the incident. Specifically, the agency is investigating GLY (general contractor), Northwest Tower Crane Service Inc., Omega Rigging and Machinery Moving Inc., and Morrow Equipment Co. LLC. Although all parties recognize that the high winds could have contributed to the collapse of the crane, investigations are necessary – especially considering that Seattle has seen similar incidents before (where a flawed crane base that collapsed resulted in damage to multiple buildings and the death of an unsuspecting victim). Were you or your family harmed due to a collapsing construction crane? Whether you or your family were harmed in the incident discussed above or a similar incident with a construction crane elsewhere, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. If you would like to learn more about your right to take legal action after being directly or indirectly harmed by a collapsing construction crane, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of claims – remaining focused on representing the best interests of our clients. If you would like to discuss your claim with the experts at our law firm, do not hesitate to contact our firm at your earliest convenience.
Understanding the Damages Caused by the Falling CraneAlthough the extent of the harm suffered by the deceased victims is still unclear (because the incident is so recent), it is clear that the deceased suffered crushing injuries. Although no official reports of the injuries sustained by survivors has been released, it is possible that they suffered a number of non-life-threatening injuries, such as head injuries, fractures, broken bones, scrapes, and bruising, for example. In addition to the physical injuries suffered by both the deceased parties and the survivors, the collapse of the construction crane also resulted in property damage – both to personal property (vehicles) and commercial property (buildings). If you would like to learn more about the damages that directly resulted from the collapsed construction crane, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today for more information.
Pursuing Legal ActionYou were directly affected by a collapsed construction claim. Do you have the right to pursue legal action? If you were directly harmed by the incident (and the incident is established to be caused by the negligent actions of a party or entity), you might have grounds to pursue a claim. What legal action could you take? The type of claim you can pursue depends on the specific details of the incident and how you were affected. If you suffered injuries, you could pursue an injury claim. If a member of your family lost his or her life in the incident, you could likely pursue a wrongful death claim. Regardless of the specific action that you are eligible to take, you can be certain the expert lawyers at our firm are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to take action.
Could You Recover Compensation?Although every claim is different, claimants are usually eligible to recover compensation for the damages suffered. In general, victims and their families could recover some of the following forms of compensation: medical bills; lost wages; pain and suffering; property damage; funeral and burial costs; loss of consortium; punitive damages. Regardless of the specific type/amount of compensation that you are eligible to recover, you can trust that the lawyers at our law firm will not rest until you recover the compensation that you deserve. Our experienced attorneys will aggressively fight for your right to receive the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to receive, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Your ClaimAll claims are subject to a specific timeline. Failing to file a claim by the time allowed by the applicable statute of limitations could result in losing the right to sue. In the state of Washington (where the incident mentioned above occurred), the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is 3 years. Wrongful death claims are also subject to a 3-year statute of limitations. What if the incident involving a construction crane happened in California? Statutes of limitations vary from state to state. In California, both wrongful death claims and personal injury claims are subject to 2-year deadlines. Understanding the statute of limitations that applies to your claim is necessary to ensure that you file your claim within the appropriate length of time. If you would like to learn more about the specific deadline that applies to your injury claim or your wrongful death claim, do not hesitate
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