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​San Mateo Crane Accident Attorney

Cranes are a crucial piece of construction powering San Mateo’s continual growth, but they can threaten safety and life when conditions become dangerous. Those who manufacture, oversee, and operate cranes and construction sites more generally have a duty to use caution to avoid crane accidents.

The reality is that crane accidents happen and cause severe injuries to construction workers or others on the site. Victims can experience extensive losses, and they should know their legal rights to possible compensation.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries or lost their life because of a crane accident in San Mateo, we can help. A San Mateo crane accident attorney from Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, LLP will seek economic justice for your losses.

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What Damages May a Crane Accident Victim in San Mateo Recover?

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Recoverable damages vary from case to case. We need to know the exact circumstances of the crane accident before identifying your recoverable damages.

That said, a crane accident attorney from our firm may seek compensation for:

  • Your pain and suffering: You may be suffering right now because of injuries or the sudden loss of a loved one. We may seek compensation for your physical pain, emotional anguish, and other pain and suffering from your crane accident.
  • Medical expenses related to the San Mateo crane accident: Work-related injuries that require medical attention can cost thousands of dollars. Your medical costs may escalate if your crane accident happened when you were a worker or a third party.
  • Your lost wages and other professional damages: The compensation we seek for lost income and other professional losses may depend on whether you pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit. In either case, we’ll fight for the maximum allowable recovery.
  • Property damage related to the crane accident: If your accident caused property damage, like a broken phone or watch (as just two examples), we’ll include those damages in your case.
  • Losing your loved one: Fatal accidents on work sites demand justice. If you’ve lost a loved one because of a crane accident in San Mateo, we may seek compensation for funeral expenses, lost companionship, financial support, and other recoverable damages.

We handle all construction-related cases in San Mateo and are comfortable handling workers’ compensation claims and lawsuits. Do not wait to get legal help, as you may face deadlines and threats to your case’s integrity.

We’ll Identify Those Responsible for Your Crane Accident in San Mateo.

Those who suffer injuries or lose a loved one in a crane accident may have a pressing question: Why did this happen? The Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos team will answer this question, plus a natural follow-up: Who is responsible?

Liability for your crane accident may depend on the details of the incident.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) notes several types of crane accidents, including:

  • One or more objects falling from a crane striking victims on the ground
  • Victims falling off of a crane
  • Crane-related transportation accidents
  • Accidents that injure the crane operator, which may include but not be limited to a crane tipping over

Determining why a crane accident in San Mateo happened may be complex. Again, our firm’s San Mateo crane accident attorney will find your answer.

Negligence may have caused your injuries or loved one’s passing, and such negligence can include:

  • Failure by a crane manufacturer: Crane manufacturers must produce schematically sound, real-world-tested machines. You may hold the manufacturer liable for accidents if they provide something else.
  • Failure by a crane technician: You may hold any technician that caused or failed to detect a defect liable for your crane accident.
  • Failure by a construction business owner, subcontractor, or another authority figure: Construction business owners and subcontractors may be liable if they contribute to a crane accident. Failure to inspect a crane, or replace an outdated crane, are just two examples of possible negligence.
  • Failure by a crane operator: If a crane operator causes the crane accident, you can hold them or their employer liable for some or all of your damages.

Each crane accident case has a story behind it. Our team will investigate that story and determine who is responsible for your losses.

How Will Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos Help with My Crane Accident Case in San Mateo?

We don’t just determine liability for crane accidents. We fight for the compensation our clients in San Mateo deserve.

Expect a crane accident attorney from our firm to:

  • Gather any evidence that is relevant to your case
  • Interview witnesses to the crane accident and any condition that led to the crane accident
  • Prove your losses with medical bills, expert testimony, doctors’ testimony, and any other relevant forms of documentation
  • Lead settlement negotiations
  • Take your case to trial, if we need to

We’ll oversee all strategies for your case. Your attorney will explain why we’re taking the path we choose, including whether we pursue a workers’ compensation claim or lawsuit. If you have any questions at any time, we’ll gladly answer them.

Why You Should Hire Our Firm for Your Construction Accident Case?

Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos isn’t just another law firm. We understand the challenges that can come with insurance claims and lawsuits, and we go the extra mile to overcome them and to win for our clients.

While we never make guarantees about case outcomes, we guarantee that we’ll do everything we can to win for you. Along the way, we will communicate actively, work to accommodate any specific requests you have of us, and strive to meet our sky-high bar for client service.

Call Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos Today for Your Free Consultation

John N. Frye
​San Mateo Crane Accident Attorney, John N. Frye

Individuals who operate and work around cranes expect safety. Those who visit or walk by a construction site in San Mateo have the same expectation. If someone violated this expectation and caused you harm, you deserve justice.

Contact a personal injury attorney from Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos will work to deliver the justice you deserve. Call our team today at (650) 345-8484 for your free consultation.

Galine, Frye, Fitting, & Frangos, LLP

411 Borel Ave #500,
San Mateo, CA 94402
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