It can happen in an instant, with little or no warning; you’re walking along a New York City sidewalk or navigating a crowded Manhattan street in your car, and all of a sudden, a falling piece of construction site material, a dropped tool, or a collapsed crane hits you. Unfortunately, it’s not unusual in New York City, a good part of which appears to be under construction at any given time.
It’s not always bad news, however; recently, a woman was driving in the Bronx when a construction crane attached to a boom truck collapsed and crushed her car while she was in it. Fortunately, bystanders helped remove her from the wreckage, and she escaped injury. Others have not been so lucky, and we frequently read of a pedestrian or driver injured or killed by materials falling from a high-rise construction site or struck by a construction vehicle going to or from a job.
Where to Turn if You’ve Been Injured It can be challenging to determine who among the various parties involved in a construction project may be responsible if you are injured by falling material from the site or by a construction vehicle operating on or near the site. Responsibility may lie with the building owner, a general contractor, or a subcontractor. Even New York City itself if it failed to enforce its building regulations. And in many cases, it’s a combination. Figuring out who to turn to when you’ve been injured can be a real challenge.
Campson & Campson Can Help Having a personal injury attorney with experience in construction site injuries can make all the difference between recovering what you’re entitled to for your pain, suffering, and injuries—and walking away with much less. Paul Campson of Campson & Campson has decades of experience with construction site accident claims. As a former member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Paul Campson knows the ins and outs of the trade and will make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
If you have been injured by falling construction debris or by a construction vehicle, contact Campson & Campson today to learn how they can help you recover for your medical bills and other costs of your recovery. Call Campson & Campson today at (212) 302-1180 or use our online contact form to learn more about how we can help you.