After a Seattle crane fell in April, our team warned that North Texas has more deadly crane accidents than anywhere else in the nation. Then, just one month after our warnings, a crane fell onto the Elan City Light apartment complex in Dallas, Texas. The collapse killed one person, injured six, and left hundreds displaced. Arnold & Itkin is currently representing six former residents who had their lives changed after the crane accident.
Details About the Dallas Crane Collapse Lawsuit
The crane fell into the Elan City Lights apartment building during a strong storm. Our lawsuit against the crane company and apartment complex highlights that our clients sustained serious injuries because of the accident. Attorney Ryan MacLeod from Arnold & Itkin commented to Dallas News that our clients are suffering from depression, anxiety, and PTSD since the collapse.
“Each day is the depression of looking back at what you lost, and the anxiety is looking at tomorrow and the next day, looking forward at, ‘What are we going to do about it?’” MacLeod said.
Our lawsuit names several companies that we believe played a significant role in the fatal June 9 crane collapse. These companies consist of the apartment complex owner, the crane company which provided the crane and its operator, an architecture firm, and the construction company in charge of the project.
We Do Not Want Crane Accidents to Keep Happening in Texas & Throughout the Nation
The June 9 Dallas crane collapse suddenly and drastically transformed the life of every client Arnold & Itkin is representing in this claim. Importantly, compensation is not the only focus of this case—our clients hope to prevent more of these accidents from happening by holding those who caused their struggles accountable.
"All of these people, if you ask them what do they want and what are they seeking from filing a lawsuit, it really is very simple: It's making sure that this doesn't happen again,” MacLeod said. “It's telling these big companies you cannot sacrifice safety because you didn't want to take the time, the energy or the care to make sure a job was done safely.”
We assert that our clients had no opportunity to prepare for the severe damage—both mental and physical—caused by this accident and strive to provide the resources that they need to dig deeper and find answers. Our Dallas crane collapse attorneys will not allow apartment residents to pay the steepest prices for a disaster that they could not predict or prepare for. We fight to hold responsible parties accountable because it is the right thing to do for those suffering and to let companies know that they must prevent crane collapses.
If you suffered losses in the Dallas apartment crane collapse, call us today for a free consultation at (888) 493-1629.