On Wednesday, September 16th, two cranes collided at a construction site in the Mueller community of Austin, TX 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 were injured as a result of this construction site accident, Villareal & Begum Law Firm can help. Call our Austin crane collapse attorneys at (844) 529-4867 for a free, confidential case evaluation.
Initial reports stated that those injured in this incident were transported to several local hospitals:
If your loved one was transported to one of these facilities and you would like to speak with an attorney, call us today We can visit you and your loved one in the hospital, begin our investigation and fact-finding on your behalf, and start building a strong legal case.
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, determine if negligence was a factor in the accident, and find insurance cover to get the compensation you need and deserve.
When bystanders are injured in incidents like this, the need for an attorney is even greater. As 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 force them to treat you fairly and compensate you justly for the injuries you have incurred.
The construction companies, site owners, and insurance companies have likely already begun their investigation into this accident. If you or your loved one were 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 attorneys will protect your rights and fight for the compensation that you need to recover.
Call (844) 529-4867 today for a free and confidential case evaluation.