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Figuratively and literally, cranes a big construction realm concern

As we note on our business law website at Dayton-based Gottschlich & Portune, LLP, the underlying causes that breed construction project problems and, often, litigation are many and complex.

One specific catalyst propelling disputes that we prominently cite is crane collapse, which, for immediately obvious reasons, can bring a huge -- even catastrophic -- downside.

And, of course, on-site collapses are hardly the only danger associated with crane-related mishaps.

What one insurance principal in the construction realm refers to as "the riskiest time" for cranes -- for purposes of this post, that means mobile cranes -- actually relates to their to-and-from worksite transport.

Our readers across Ohio have of course seen those huge construction vehicles slowly traversing state roadways en route to construction sites. As the publication Claims Journal notes, mobile cranes are flatly huge vehicles, sometimes with 16 wheels. They slow/stop in only ponderous fashion, and they don't exactly provide their drivers with optimal sight lines.

Mishaps -- rear-end collisions with other vehicles, crush injuries and so forth, as well as property and personal injury damage at worksites -- unsurprisingly do occur occasionally.

And when they do, the downsides can be material.

We note on our site that many industry participants are duly concerned with crane safety and limiting liability in the event of an accident and resulting damages. Potentially affected actors include property owners, project managers, contractors, subcontractors, architects and additional parties.

Proven business law attorneys who command hard-earned experience representing diverse clients in the construction industry can provide studied counsel and diligent legal representation involving a crane accident or damage owing to one or more of many other factors that can adversely affect construction-site safety.

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