I was doing work near a crane when something fell off and hit me, causing me to suffer a significant injury. I was not part of the crane operation. Should I contact a New York construction accident attorney for help?Yes, even if you were not part of the crane operation it is important to contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer to find out more about your rights and potential recovery. There is no requirement that you be on the crane or in any way involved in the crane’s operation in order to recover damages after a New York crane accident.
Instead, you need to prove the same elements of a case as an injured crane worker would need to prove. Specifically, you may be required to show that someone’s negligence or a malfunction of the crane caused the accident which resulted in your injuries.
An experienced New York construction accident attorney can help investigate your case, anticipate the defendant’s defenses and fight hard for your just recovery. New York crane workers and other construction workers on sites that use cranes are at risk and deserve just compensation for their injuries.
For more information about your rights and potential recovery, please contact a New York crane accident attorney at 1-800-362-9329 or fill out our online contact form to request a consultation. We also invite you to read our publication, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone, which is available for free on our website.