New York City construction projects involve the use of heavy machinery at large heights and around densely populated pedestrian areas. That said, the staggering number of construction accidents calls into question the safety of city construction sites on a routine basis. If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident, the first step you should take is to contact a Brooklyn Accident Lawyer for a free consultation to help you evaluate your case.
Blade Comes Loose at Manhattan Construction Site and Hits Pedestrian
In late May 2014, a scene reminiscent of a horror movie presented itself as a giant circular saw blade came loose near 9th Avenue and 48th Street and flew approximately 100 feet before striking and injuring a woman. The gruesome incident was captured on a surveillance video, which showed the blade strike the woman, gash her leg, and cause her to fall to the ground in excruciating pain. The woman was taken to the hospital immediately, still bleeding from the injury.
The New York City Department of Design and Construction is currently investigating what caused the blade to fly off of the machine, injuring the pedestrian. In the meantime, the machine was removed from the scene and a stop work order was issued at the site, pending investigation of the injury (the order has since been lifted). Whatever the cause of the incident, no New York City resident should have to fear a three-foot piece of metal flying from a construction site onto the public sidewalk.
Why Should I Contact a if I Am Injured in a Construction Accident?
You may believe (and hope) that construction sites you are walking past in New York City are generally safe. You may also believe (or were led to believe) that an injury you suffered on or near a construction site was somehow your fault. Even if adequate precautions have been taken and the construction company is not subject to mechanical safety violations, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, both emotional and physical in nature. You will need to speak with someone who can evaluate your case before you take steps to recover from the other side. Further, there is a detailed process that must be followed in the personal injury civil litigation arena prior to recovering for your injuries. Therefore, a skilled construction injury attorney will benefit you every step of the way.
Many construction injury cases involve complex legal issues and complicated sets of facts. When you contact skilled Brooklyn construction accident lawyer Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum at (718) 237-5586 you can be sure that you will be speaking with an attorney who will advise you of all of the rights you may have with respect to your injury, including a potential civil personal injury lawsuit. Mr. Kestenbaum will help you and your family in order to receive maximum compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings, past and future medical bills, and other damages you may have incurred.