The Lawyer's Guides To Cranes White Paper Series

I've written the following "Lawyer's Guides" for two reasons. First, to aid the lawyer in accurately evaluating the potential clients case. This can most efficiently be accomplished with clear communication and that requires a basic understanding of the equipment and the use of consistent vocabulary between the parties. Second, to help explain basic engineering such that the lawyer can paint a comprehendable picture to a judge and/or a jury. Bottom line is that you can't explain something until you understand it yourself.


Lawyer's Guide #1: Crane Identification

There are many types of cranes, all with different governing bodies and different regulations. The absolute first step in a crane related case must the accurate determination of the type of crane in question.


Lawyer's Guide #2: Overhead Crane Governing Bodies

There are a multitude of governing bodies that are used in the Overhead (EOT) Crane business. To name a just a few are the CMAA, AIST and ASME. Here is a mind-map show the interrelationship of the various organizations with specification numbers and contact information.


Lawyer's Guide #3: Mobile Cranes Governing Bodies

Here too are a multitude of governing bodies that are used in the Overhead (EOT) Crane business. To name a just a few are the CMAA, AIST and ASME. Here is a mind-map show the interrelationship of the various organizations with specification numbers and contact information.


Lawyer's Guide #4: Pictionary of the 25 Essential Crane Terms

This is a picture dictionary of the most essential crane vocabulary. These images can be used early in the process to make sure the lawyer and the client and talking about the same thing and can also be used later to help explain concepts to the judge and/or jury.


Lawyer's Guide #5: Detailed Glossary with Source Attributions

This is about (it keeps growing) a 30 page detailed glossary of Overhead (EOT) Crane terms with source attribution included.