All throughout New York City, you can expect to find construction sites on high rise buildings, including tower cranes, material hoists and construction activity being performed high above the sidewalks in the City. Unfortunately, the reality of the City’s ever expanding skyline causes potential risks and dangers of falling materials or equipment. Clearly, the workers at these elevated worksites are at risk, but less obvious are the risks posed to the pedestrians navigating the sidewalks and streets below. Sadly, it is no longer uncommon to hear of instances when pedestrians are injured by falling materials or even falling equipment, such as cranes. These falling materials or equipment can cause serious injuries or even death.
Some examples of falling items that have recently injured pedestrians include:
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If someone is harmed by a falling object, who is considered to be at fault? Fault in these unique type of premises liability cases can vary greatly from case to case, but typically, the at-fault party is whoever was in control of the premises where the accident took place. Speak directly with one of our New York City premises liability attorneys to discuss who may be at fault in your falling object case.
It is crucial to determine the at-fault party, especially when the injured party is a worker on a construction site — because it can give you a better idea of what type of claim you can file and to what damages you may be entitled. This is why having skilled legal counsel on your side is essential.
If you or someone you know was injured by a falling object, take action. The New York City premises accident attorneys at the Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. are dedicated to protecting the rights of accident victims. You may be able to file a claim seeking damages for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and more. If the falling object causes a death, the family of the deceased victim may be able to take action on their loved one’s behalf.
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The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.