The construction industry is a very dangerous industry for trade workers who often put their life and safety on the line when they go to work and risk construction accidents. In large cities such as New York City where new high rises are constructed on a weekly basis, developers, business ventures, owners, general contractors and sub contractors often place the bottom line ahead of worker safety. Most recently on September 1, 2016, we saw what can happen when owners and general contractors put money above safety. Two workers were severely injured when an “I” beam fell from the floor above where they were working and struck them. One workers leg was severely fractured and another worker fell through the floor onto the floor below suffering significant personal injuries. Click here to see the story.
A construction accident is often times a catastrophic accident for the victim and their family. The heavy machinery and dangerous conditions can be complicated by the failure of the contractor and subcontractors to follow safety protocol. The laws in this area are complex and increases the importance of speaking to an attorney experienced in these matters.
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When this happens to you or a loved one, you need someone who will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve. Please call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620, where an attorney with a proven track record of holding responsible parties accountable for their negligence can speak with you about your case.
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A pedestrian knockdown is one type of personal injury case that is growing in number on Long Island. A pedestrian knockdown is when an individual is struck by a motor vehicle and suffers injuries. A pedestrian knockdown does not necessarily imply criminal conduct such as that in a hit and run, texting while driving or DWI incidents; although they can. Often times, pedestrian knockdown cases arise out of nothing more than a mere accident. Just the latest example of this type of accident occurred in Copiague and was reported by News 12.
Whether arising out of criminal conduct or not, pedestrian knockdown cases almost always result in personal injuries. It is common sense that the human body is not built to withstand an impact from a motor vehicle in motion. Therefore, when a pedestrian knockdown occurs, the victim has anxiety and a lot of questions. It is important to understand that a personal injury attorney can assist you in answering questions such as how to seek medical advice, whose insurance pays for medical treatment, how liability for the accident is assessed and determining if a personal injury lawsuit should be commenced. Having answers to these questions will allow the victim to focus all of their energy on recovering and calm the concerns of their family. Most people often underestimate the importance of consulting with a personal injury attorney. It is important to remember that being injured in an accident is very traumatic and scary. The experience is exacerbated by not knowing how to handle the “fall-out” from the accident or lessened by having people around you who do.
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