Injuries Caused by Falling Debris
New York Head Injury Attorneys
The hazards of falling debris are demonstrated by New York State's laws governing lawsuits involving construction sites and falling items. In many cases, defendants face "strict liability" when employees are injured due to falls and falling items.
Strict liability means that defendants such as construction companies are assumed to be at fault following "gravity-related" injuries. Injured parties do not then have to prove fault and liability. Instead, their primary task is to prove injuries and determine the value of the claim.
Construction Accident Legal Help in Albany Since 1950
If you have been injured by falling debris on a construction site or other site in New York, protect your rights by contacting the head injury lawyers of Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP. Our lawyer teams have a combined 75 years of experience in handling construction site injury claims, including workers' compensation claims and third-party claims.
Additionally, each attorney at our firm is a former defense lawyer. As former defense attorneys, we have handled construction site injuries and know how defending attorneys will likely fight your case. We can counteract defense lawyers' tactics before they are even employed.
A Recent Case Illustrates Our Effectiveness in Handling Injury Cases Resulting From Falling Debris
Our client suffered a serious eye injury and a cerebral concussion when poorly stacked paint cans fell from a pallet about him. We investigated the claim, and then argued that the defendant failed in their duty to safely stack supplies and to provide a safe work environment. We successfully negotiated a $950,000 settlement before trial.
A key to our success is our understanding of trial psychology. We have handled numerous trials and have decades of experience communicating clients' concerns to juries. For more information and to schedule a no-charge consultation, please contact our firm.
We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we only collect an attorney's fee if we recover damages for you. We also offer free consultations, so there is nothing to lose by talking with an experienced lawyer about your accident. There is a lot to lose by doing nothing.
Contact Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP, and learn more about how we can help you down the path to recovery. We are located in the Great Oaks Office Park at the end of the Northway. Call us at 518-480-2151.