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New York, NY – August 20, 2009 – New York construction accident lawyers were left scratching their heads as they heard the news of a construction worker who died after falling four stories in Brooklyn, NY. According to the New York Times, the 42-year old was working on a luxury apartment building when the scaffold suddenly gave way. Unfortunately, the public and attorneys hear of scaffolding accidents that happen all around the state. New York construction accident lawyers like David Perecman continue to fight for more safety regulations on construction sites.
“The officials haven’t come out and said the cause of this horrific scaffolding accident, but from the many construction worker injury cases I and other attorneys have dealt with, generally there is a lack of proper safety precautions being taken on the job site,” said New York construction accident lawyer, David Perecman. “I continue to reach out to colleagues, legislative representatives and construction unions pleading with them to tighten the standards of safety for constructions workers. Until we ensure all bases are covered, like the proper equipment is available and people are trained appropriately, accidents like this won’t stop.”
Responding to fellow co-workers concerns regarding the safety of the scaffolding’s rigging, the construction worker fell to his death after stepping onto the platform that immediately gave way. Two other workers were left dangling in the air, but were rescued by firefighters and escaped with their lives.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 25 years, the New York personal injury lawyers, construction accident, auto accident and medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal injury accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is the past Secretary of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr.Perecman’s achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition”.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict* for a construction accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice.
*later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
** later settled for $3.5 million
“Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”