Wind Blows Down Construction Crane in Dallas; Lawsuit Tries to Block Removal

So what do you do when high winds blow over a big construction crane and it pretty much destroys a downtown apartment building? I mean, obviously, you file a lawsuit and figure it all out in court. Oh and you would naturally want to keep the mangled crane in place in the destroyed building until lawyers can fully inspect it and the surrounding premises.

According to news sources in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the new complaint is “the first shot in what is likely to turn into an all-out legal war against the many commercial real estate players involved with the Elan City Lights apartment development and The Gabriella apartment tower under construction next door. It has been two days since a severe storm packing 70-plus mile per hour winds hit Downtown Dallas, toppling over a construction crane in Deep Ellum, killing one 29-year-old resident and injuring five others inside the Elan City Lights apartment development operated by Greystar. The Dallas Fire Department confirmed Tuesday Greystar declared the building “totally unusable for residential purposes,” according to a statement from Dallas Fire-Rescue Department Public Information Officer Jason Evans. The crane, operated by Bigge Crane and Rigging out of California, remains attached to the building.”

The law firm, citing fear of disruption of critical evidence, asked the court to forbid the removal of the tower crane until the plantiff’s attorneys have time to inspect the premises. “They want to move it, but you are moving out the scene,” one attorney said. “Obviously things are going to change; something is going to go missing, somebody is going to move something and switch something. It’s inevitable.” 

Do you know what’s really inevitable?  Wind.  …And legal disputes arising from too much of it where big construction cranes are stationed. And when those nasty legal complaints affect YOU and YOUR business including landlord/tenant matters, contract issues, nuisance ADA suits and even collections, call in the good guy litigator, Dean Sperling, who will work to resolve YOUR matter with YOUR best interests in mind!

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