Aerial Lift and Crane Accidents

New York Aerial Lift & Crane Accident Attorneys

Aerial lift and crane accidents generally involve serious injuries and are frequently fatal.

Workers and the families of workers involved in aerial lift accidents should seek immediate legal help following an accident so that:

  • Crucial evidence is obtained and preserved.
  • Witnesses can be identified and interviewed.
  • A claim for damages can be investigated, filed and pursued.


Were you injured on a crane, aerial lift or similar accident in New York? The construction accident lawyers of Smiley & Smiley, LLP, have helped construction workers and their families following serious lift accidents for over 40 years.

For a FREE consultation, call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Aerial Lift Accident Representation

Our legal team practices construction injury law extensively, and is comprised solely of experienced courtroom litigators.

All our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers.

Our skills in recovering clients' maximum compensation following aerial lift and crane accidents are illustrated by the following high-profile case:

Our client was operating an aerial lift while painting on the Path Train Reconstruction Project following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site. He was discovered crushed to death from the lift accident.

Our analysis and site investigation identified negligence on the part of the defendants in that our client should not have been allowed to operate the aerial lift alone.

Our representation resulted in more than $5 million in compensation.

Personal Injury Legal Representation Since 1968

Smiley & Smiley, LLP, provides free initial consultations and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our office is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan across from Grand Central Station at 122 East 42nd Street, 39th Floor. Our staff includes speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole.

To contact a crane accident lawyer, call 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW.

Other Factors In Lift Accident Cases

The biggest factor in a successful aerial lift accident case is being able to demonstrate negligence -- either by the construction manager or the property owner of the construction site.

  • Was proper care taken to account for nearby power lines?
  • Were construction crews coordinated so no one would be struck by objects moved by aerial lifts?
  • Were scissor lifts properly inspected and maintained for safety?

Smiley & Smiley, LLP is based in the city of New York, so we've had a lot of clients from Manhattan and the Bronx regarding aerial lift accidents. However, we service the entire state and would be happy to help your family obtain just compensation.

As lift accident injury lawyers, we've seen all types of scenarios from injured construction workers and have become extremely knowledgeable about how these cases work.

Rely on our extensive experience to find the favorable outcome your family deserves.

Topics: Construction Accidents