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New York Construction Accident Lawyer on Construction Accidents in New York

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Uploaded on Aug 29, 2008

http://www.perecman.com As a New York construction accident lawyer, I know that you can get injured a hundred different ways on a construction site. But one of the most common ways are people who fall off ladders and scaffolds. And there's a whole body of law, labor law section 240, that protects those type of workers and provides injury compensation. And its not just ladders and scaffolds, it's any height-related accident. Like the impact of falling objects. You could be standing on a chair, if thats what you're using, that's your ladder that day.

I handled a case as a New York construction accident lawyer years ago, somebody fell a long way off a scaffold and died. And we got, all the proof was gathered together. Another New York construction accident lawyer in my office was handling it back then. And all the proof was gathered, as I said, and everyone looked at it and said, Look, we got it. Fell off the scaffold. We're in. Great case. Were going to be able to do the right thing for this family. And I looked at the case and I said, No, there's one thing that's missing. Nobody actually saw the person fall off the scaffold. And they're dead, so they're not going to come in and testify about it. Naturally, everybody clammed up at the site. And we couldn't get a witness. And I said, Now what happens if you're not lucky and you cant settle your case? And that happens. As a New York construction accident lawyer, I dont like to go into a case, even an impact of falling objects case with witnesses, thinking I'm going to settle it. I want to go into that case with both guns loaded. And loaded with silver bullets. So I knew, I have to have a witness.

As a New York construction accident lawyer, I hired a firm, an investigative firm, as we sometimes do for injury compensation cases involving falls or the impact of falling objects. I sent them down there. We gave them leaflets and they posted them on all the poles in the area. We gave them out to people on the street. They went there around lunch time because thats about what time of day it happened. And they put them in some of the buildings. I got six phone calls. Two of them were two people walking up the street together. One of them was a woman who was able to testify that she saw this man one second on the scaffold, the next second off the scaffold. When the defendants attorney's found out and deposed this witness, then they understood what this case was about. The family ultimately did, they got the injury compensation they deserved.

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.
250 West 57th Street New York, NY 10107
(212) 977-7033
http://www.perecman.com/

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