What are the dangers associated with defective cranes or boom trucks?
The firm currently represents several clients involved in defective crane cases.
In several of the cases, cranes tipped over as a result of poorly designed stability outriggers. Many cranes and boom trucks have outriggers that extend beyond the perimeters of the vehicle in order to provide stability during crane or boom operations.
However, many manufacturers fail to provide interlock systems that will prevent crane operations when the outriggers do not have firm contact with the ground. In most cases, failure to have firm contact with the ground will result in vehicle instability and can result in vehicle overturns.
Although manufacturers have included interlock devices with their outriggers since the early 70’s, many still refuse to include the devices.
Interlock devices with the stability outriggers prevent crane or boom operation if the outriggers are not in firm contact with the ground, thereby preventing crane use and tip over due to improper outrigger contact.
What can I do if I have been injured as the result of defective cranes or boom trucks?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as the result of defective cranes or boom trucks, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free legal consultation, contact us today!