HOUSTON, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally recognized law firm Williams Kherkher secured a $16.5 million-dollar verdict this week on behalf of two Houston workers who were seriously injured in a crane accident. The trial team, led by attorneys Jim Hart and Steve Kherkher were able to demonstrate negligence on the part of the crane operator and crane company in the complaint.
The accident occurred at the site of a new Apple store on Westheimer road in Houston during the removal of a large window at the construction site. The two ironworkers were on a scissor lift when the crane operator lost control of the crane, knocking over the lift. The workers both suffered crushed vertebrae in addition to other injuries in the accident.
Attorney Jim Hart says of the case: "We are very happy that the jury agreed with us that our clients were wrongly and severely injured in this accident. We appreciate the hard work of the jury and it is rewarding to see that justice was served."
Maxim Crane Works, LP was held accountable for the accident for failing to follow industry standards and regulations that could have prevented the accident from occurring if they had been followed by the company. At Williams Kherkher, we strongly believe that companies have a responsibility to properly train their employees and ensure that safety standards are followed at all times. No worker should be injured due to negligent behavior on the job site, and if they are, they deserve justice.
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Williams Kherkher is a nationally recognized trial law firm representing clients across the country in mass torts, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Williams Kherkher has a depth of knowledge and a wealth of resources that few firms can match, which is why the firm has been a trusted name for injured parties for over 25 years, whether that party is an injured individual or a powerful multinational corporation. No case is too large or too small for our firm to handle, and we pride ourselves in equal commitment and dedication to each and every client we have.
In addition to fighting on the front lines of the legal battlefield, we at Williams Kherkher work to honor our moral commitment to our clients and our community. Though we never underestimate the importance of recovering financially for our clients, we believe that our unwavering professionalism and strict ethical standards form stronger cornerstones for our practice than any amount of money ever could. For this reason, Williams Kherkher is proud to give back to our community whenever possible.
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