When an unexpected event results in a person or multiple people suffering injuries, investigations often look into who might be responsible for the event. It is not uncommon for parties considered responsible in an injury-causing incident to face insurance claims as those negatively affected search for compensation. However, individuals and companies have the right to create insurance defense presentations in such cases.
It was recently reported that an accident in Texas resulted in the death of one woman and injuries to five other people. Apparently, a crane from a nearby construction site crashed into an apartment building. The exact cause of the incident was not known at the time of the report, but it was suspected that 71 mph winds in the area may have contributed to the incident. However, construction cranes typically have the ability to withstand winds up to 120 mph.
The crane was not in operation at the time of the incident, and investigations have opened into what happened. One opinion on the matter is that the crane was not properly set to weather vane, and that the crane operator may have forgotten to take that action or that the weather vane was not tested to ensure it would work properly. It was unclear what actions may result from the incident since it did result in one death and the injuries of five people, two of whom were considered to be in critical condition.
If legal claims are filed against the parties considered liable in this incident, they will certainly want to look into their insurance defense options. The investigations into the incident will undoubtedly disclose more information about what is suspected to have occurred. Those associated with the Texas construction site may want to look into their legal options in the meantime.