Dallas Crane Accident Attorney
Fighting for Injured Construction Workers & Their Families
Aldous \ Walker is an award-winning civil trial law firm that focuses exclusively on fighting for injured victims and families – including those who have suffered as the result of preventable construction accidents involving cranes and other large machinery.
Backed by decades of combined experience and the resources needed to take on even the most powerful adversaries and insurance companies, our Dallas crane accident lawyers are available to discuss your potential case, and whether you may have the right to pursue a personal injury claim in the civil justice system.
A Proven Texas Trial Practice
Aldous \ Walker is led by Attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker, two award-winning Texas lawyers who have been recognized nationally for their work in complex injury claims, and named among The Best Lawyers in America®, Texas Super Lawyers, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100.
As passionate advocates, Partners Aldous and Walker have built our firm into one of the region’s most respected trial practices. We’re continually trusted by victims, families, and fellow lawyers across Texas and the U.S. because:
- We have recovered millions in compensation for our clients
- We’re rated among the Tier 1 Best Law Firms by U.S. News
- We take a team approach to every case, and have a deep network of experts
- We prioritize personal attention, and care deeply about our clients’ futures
Call or contact Aldous \ Walker online to request a FREE case evaluation.
Civil Claims & Crane Accidents
Cranes are some of the most impressive pieces of machinery on construction sites. However, they are also among the largest and most dangerous.
Though they can accomplish incredible feats to move heavy materials and erect structures to great heights, cranes must be operated according to applicable regulations, and only by skilled and experienced crews.
Unfortunately, even the most safety conscious construction worker can suffer serious, disabling, or fatal injuries when working on or near cranes, often as a result of:
- Falling objects
- Being struck by heavy loads
- Boom or building collapse
- Rigging failures
- Overturned cranes
- Contact with energized power lines
- Crush injuries involving the counterweight
Because crane accidents pose an extreme potential for catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and multi-victim catastrophes, their use is heavily regulated by agencies such as OSHA. Unfortunately, not all contractors or crane operators comply with workplace safety rules, and not every property owner or developer takes the necessary precautions when using cranes on their projects.
If a crane accident was caused by violations or the negligence of a third party, there may be an opportunity to pursue a civil claim.
Third-Party Lawsuits vs. Workers’ Compensation
In Texas, most people who suffer injuries in the course of performing work-related duties are entitled to benefits provided through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
However, under certain circumstances, injured workers or families may have grounds to seek financial compensation outside of workers’ compensation – particularly when accidents are caused by:
- The negligence of a third party contractor (i.e. a negligent subcontractor, crane operator, or employee of a company that is not your employer)
- Defects in the design or manufacturing of a crane of its components
- Hazardous conditions on a work site that a property owner failed to address
- A negligent visitor or passerby, such as a motorist who causes a car accident on a worksite or with a crane
Depending on the facts of your case, exercising your right to pursue civil legal action will require you to provide evidence and arguments that prove your claim. Working with experienced lawyers becomes critical in accomplishing this task, especially when insurance carriers and corporate defendants are aggressive in disputing and denying liability.
At Aldous \ Walker, we leverage the insight of our talented civil trial lawyers and connections with professional experts to meticulously investigate accidents, determine fault and liability, and seek the maximum compensation possible for our clients. Over the years, we’ve won millions for those injured by others’ negligence and misconduct, and can help crane accident victims seek compensation for their:
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Lost income and lost future earnings / benefits
- Past and future medical expenses
- Punitive damages in extreme cases
Request a FREE Review of Your Case
Speaking with an experienced attorney is the first and most important step in your fight for justice. Our legal team is standing by to evaluate your potential case, explain whether you may have grounds to pursue a civil lawsuits, and discuss what we can do to help. Contact Aldous \ Walker to request your free consultation.