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Dallas Crane Collapse: Advice from a Lawyer

As a Dallas resident, I was horrified to watch the tragic events unfold with the crane collapse.

I’ve been getting a lot of questions on what people who are injured should do.

If you were hurt by either debris or toxic fume inhalation:

First Thing:

You need to seek treatment.

Your body and your health is by far the most important thing in the situation.

Second:

Document everything.

Anyone who is talking to you from the apartments or any of the construction companies, anything. Document it and keep any of those communications to a minimum.

Third:

Do not sign any releases or take checks that say “full and final payment” or “full and final release” on the check.

That could be a way that they could essentially in-run around any of the legitimate negotiation processes that should happen.

Lastly:

Seek legal counsel.

Injury attorneys don’t charge any fees upfront.

There are a number of good attorneys here in Dallas that are trying to help people in this situation. Find them, use their resources, and they can help you.

This has been a horrible event for Dallas, and Hamilton Wingo is here to try to help.