NYC Ceiling and Wall Collapse Injuries Attorney
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Construction workers in New York City work on many different types of buildings – some being built, some undergoing renovations and others being torn down. A construction accident can result in a collapsed ceiling or wall, leaving workers with serious injuries. When a third party’s negligence was responsible, these workers deserve financial compensation.
If you were hurt on a construction site, you need an experienced NYC construction accident lawyer. Contact Keogh Crispi, P.C.. We have a record of getting results for injured workers in New York. We’ll listen to your story, then start working on a legal strategy to hold the negligent party accountable, whether that’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury award.
We hold negligent parties accountable
When a ceiling or wall collapses at a construction site, no matter the type of project, it means that something has gone wrong. Causes of a ceiling or wall collapse could include:
- Lack of proper support
- Defective materials
- Design flaws
- Poor planning
- Failure to inspect
- Falling debris
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Improper construction
- Plumbing issues
- Lack of supervision
- Code violations
When a ceiling or wall collapses, workers can be struck with as much as hundreds of pounds of plaster, drywall, wood, pipes, insulation and other material. Workers can be left with broken bones, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding, or neck injuries. In severe cases, workers may lose a limb to amputation or suffer paralysis.
Your life can change in seconds if you are hurt in a ceiling or wall collapse. You may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, and months of follow-up appointments with doctors. While you are unable to work, there is no money coming in. In some cases, an injured worker is left with a permanent disability and is no longer able to work at all.
Workers’ compensation benefits can pay for medical treatment and provide partial lost wages. But an injured worker may also be able to recover financial compensation if a third party’s negligence caused the collapse. A third party could be a property owner, contractor, subcontractor, architect, engineer, or equipment manufacturer.
You need an experienced NYC attorney who gets results
But recovering compensation can be a complicated process. Third parties often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility. Insurance companies dispute liability, or try to limit your compensation. They may question the seriousness of your injuries. Or they’ll make a lowball settlement offer that doesn’t come close to paying for all of your damages.
Insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for you.
Our legal team knows how to build a case that proves a third party’s negligence caused the ceiling or wall collapse that left you hurt. We gather evidence and carefully review all documentation, such as inspections and reports. We interview witnesses and if needed, consult experts who can help us understand what happened.
We will also determine the total damages you suffered in the ceiling or wall collapse. In general, you can seek compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injury, lost wages, lost earning capacity, any home modifications that were required because of your injury, pain and suffering, and other damages.
We prepare every case as if we are going to trial, for a couple of reasons. First, we want the insurance company to know that we are serious about recovering the financial compensation you deserve. Second, if the insurance company won’t agree to a settlement, we will be prepared to fight for you in court.
Call today to schedule a free consultation
It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible following an injury caused by a ceiling or wall collapse. You may not be sure if you have a case or even if it’s worth talking to a lawyer. But you should at least know what your rights are.
We can listen as you tell us what happened, review the details of the accident, then go over your legal options for recovering compensation. We can also answer any questions you have. There’s no cost and no obligation. We just want you to have the information you need to decide what to do next.
Under New York law, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to take legal action. But it can take months to build a strong case, and it’s best to start investigating before evidence gets lost and witnesses start to forget important details.
Learn more about how we can help during a free consultation. Contact us to schedule an appointment at our New York City office.