On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, two cranes collided at a construction site in the Mueller community of Austin, leaving at least 22 people injured.
Austin-Travis County EMS responded to calls that two cranes had become entangled at the 1600 block of Robert Browning St. and have transported at least seven people to local hospitals. Authorities are currently investigating exactly how the collision occurred and rescue teams are working to reach the crane operator.
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of this or any other construction site accident, the Villareal & Begum Law Firm can help. Call our Austin crane accident attorneys at (512) 888-7777 for a free consultation.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 100 fatal construction injuries happened in Texas during 2019 alone with more job-related fatalities rising year over year. After a construction site accident, injured workers often believe that their employer or workers’ compensation will take care of their medical bills. However, this isn’t always the case. If injuries are severe, workers’ compensation may not completely cover the costs of the necessary medical treatment and rehabilitation. Additionally, serious injuries typically lead to lost wages and diminished earning capacity. A qualified attorney can protect your best interests and determine if negligence was a factor in the accident and if OSHA’s construction standards were met by your employer to get the compensation you need and deserve.
When bystanders are injured, the need for an attorney is even greater. Since bystanders were not on the job, they are not eligible for workers’ compensation. The only recourse they have is to file a personal injury claim, even if their injuries are minor. Without an attorney, dealing with a larger company or insurance company puts you at a distinct disadvantage. Our attorneys can help level the playing field. We can match the resources that insurance companies have at their disposal and compel them to treat you fairly and compensate you justly.
The construction companies, site owners, and insurance companies have likely already begun their investigation into this accident. If you or a loved one was injured, you need an attorney on your side as quickly as possible. They may send investigators to the hospital to get a recorded statement and attempt to minimize your injuries. Our personal injury attorneys in Austin will protect your rights and fight for the compensation that you need to recover.
Contact our Austin construction accident attorneys online or call (512) 888-7777 today for a free and confidential case evaluation.