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New York City Falling Object Injury Attorney

Struck by Falling Objects: Construction Debris Accidents in New York City

An injury from falling construction debris can have life-changing consequences, affecting both the person who has been struck and their family members. There is a likelihood that falling debris can lead to traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and even death.

If you have been struck by a falling object in or near a construction zone, contact the personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP immediately. We are dedicated to fighting for your right to fair compensation.

Types of Accidents

There are many common scenarios for these types of accidents:

  • Construction Trash Chutes – A trash chute is required when trash is dropped from a height of more than 20 feet. Errors in installation or use of the chute, including maintaining a safe perimeter around the landing spot for trash, can lead to accidents.
  • Falling Masonry – Falling bricks, building stones, concrete, etc. can be especially dangerous. Accidents of this type can occur as a result of negligence in building maintenance as well as at construction sites.
  • Being Struck by Lumber – Workers can be injured by being struck by falling lumber, a type of accident that can also occur to a pedestrian.
  • Debris Disposal – “Debris” can encompass a multitude of materials of widely varying shapes and sizes. If an object falls from a height, it doesn’t have to be large to be dangerous. Inattention to safe practices in debris removal can lead to injury.
  • Other Causes – There are numerous other events that could harm a worker or a passerby, from falling tools, nails, material or metal shards broken loose by power tools to unexpected collapses of portions of a building structure.

Ultimately, negligence may play a contributing factor to all of these scenarios, which gives you grounds for compensation. However, proving this negligence may be difficult and complicated. A highly experienced personal injury attorney is recommended to help you determine liability and receive compensation for your injuries.

The New York Firm You Want on Your Side

If you or a loved one has been injured by falling construction debris, contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP for a free consultation. We have the experience and resources that are necessary to prevail in an injury claim. You won’t pay an expense or fee until we have won your case. Along the way, if necessary, we can help you find the medical care you need and even provide cash advances if your finances have been strained to the breaking point. Schedule a free consultation today for a chance at maximum recovery.