Our Cranes and Aerial Devices Team has extensive trial and appellate experience defending manufacturers, distributors, employers, contractors, and leasing companies in accidents involving cranes, lifts, aerial platforms, and similar equipment. We are often involved early, even at the OSHA investigatory phase, to ensure that evidence favorable to a prospective defendant’s position is secured, and that statements are taken. We are familiar with, and knowledgeable concerning, the standards governing the industry, including the very latest proposals from OSHA.
We know how to effectively communicate to a judge or jury the myriad of reasons that crane and aerial manufacturers have a limited ability to prevent accidents.
Our attorneys have direct experience working with cranes and aerials, and in some cases, have actually operated such equipment. Practical and working knowledge of the product helps to inform the defense of such claims. We often find that our lawyers have more “hands on” product experience than do the opposing experts, which inures to the benefit of our clients.
We regularly lecture in this field, and advise our clients regarding standards, compliance, risk management and prevention, contract review, insurance, intellectual property, and a variety of other issues.