NYC Injured By Falling Objects Attorney
Objects don’t just fall out of the sky for no reason. If you’ve been injured because something fell on you, it’s probably because someone else was careless. Whether you’ve been injured while working on a construction site or simply walking down the street, you might be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will fight to get you all of the money you deserve.
Since 1977, our New York personal injury law firm has been dedicated to helping injured accident victims. We know how devastating an unexpected injury can be. We also know how crucial money can be as you fight to get back on your feet. We’ll go above and beyond to secure a meaningful settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Give our NYC law office a call to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation. We’re always available to take your call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Why Should I Call a NYC Personal Injury Lawyer After I’m Injured By a Falling Object?
You might be entitled to compensation, but it can be challenging to get the money you deserve in your hands. Insurance companies will fight you every step of the way. The people you’re blaming will try to point the finger back at you. Hiring an accident attorney levels the playing field and allows you to focus on getting better.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our attorneys have more than 200 years of combined experience handling complex personal injury cases. Our hard work and commitment to our clients have allowed us to recover more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts. When you call us for help, we’ll go above and beyond ot get you the money you need and deserve.
You should call us immediately after you are injured due to falling object in New York. Here’s why:
- Insurance companies will try to drive down the value of your claim or deny you money, altogether.
- It can be tough to know what your case is worth, and you don’t want to let an insurance company decide.
- You might not realize that more than one person is responsible – and financially liable – for your accident and injuries.
- The people responsible for your accident might try to blame you, which you affect your ability to recover compensation.
Our accident lawyers will carefully investigate the circumstances surrounding your falling object accident, determine why it happened, and identify who’s responsible. We’ll work closely with injury experts so that we can better understand your injuries and what your case is worth. Then we’ll aggressively seek compensation on your behalf.
Give us a quick call to schedule your free consultation and learn more.
You May Be Entitled to Money If You’ve Been Hurt By a Falling Object
It’s possible for anyone to be struck and injured by a falling object in New York City. If you’re walking down the street, part of a building facade could begin to crumble, fall, and hit you squarely on the head. Falling debris can find you on a street corner below. Or, a flower pot might be placed precariously on someone’s balcony. A swift wind could easily send it falling to the ground.
Studies show, however, the construction workers are more than others to suffer injuries because of a falling object. Tools can fall off of scaffolds or slip out of a worker’s hands. Without proper safety precautions and careful attention to detail, accidents can happen.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that there are four leading causes of fatal construction accidents. Known as the “Fatal Four,” these include falls, electrocutions, and caught-in/between an object. The fourth category is “struck by object.”
Every year, dozens of construction workers are killed in “struck by object” accidents. Hundreds more suffer severe and debilitating injuries. In fact, it’s estimated that a construction worker is injured on the job because of a falling object every ten minutes.
If you’ve gotten hurt because of a falling object in NYC, it’s important to consider your legal options. If you were injured at work, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers (and others injured by falling objects) might also have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to discuss your case today. Our attorneys will explain your options and help you determine the best way to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Common Injuries Caused By Falling Objects in NYC
If you’ve been struck by a falling object, chances are you’re struggling with a severe injury. Our NYC personal injury lawyers are prepared to help you fight to get money for all of your injuries, including:
- Head injury
- Neck and back injury
- Eye injury
- Crushing injury
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Lost limbs
- Wrongful death, and more.
We understand if your injuries prevent you from coming into our New York City law office to discuss your case. If need be, our lawyers will come to you. We can visit you at work, at home, or at the hospital while you recover. Give us a quick call to ask for help. It’s that simple.
Who’s Liable For My Injuries After I’m Struck By a Falling Object?
New York will allow you to pursue compensation from anyone who contributed to your accident and injury. This can include anyone who was negligent and allowed you to get hurt. You might have a claim for damages against a:
- Negligent property owner
- Construction company
- General contractor or subcontractor
- Architect or engineer
- Government agency, or
- Company that manufacturer or sold a defective product.
You can potentially seek compensation from anyone whose negligence or carelessness caused an object to fall and hit you.
What Damages Can I Get If I’m Injured By a Falling Object in New York?
Don’t underestimate the costs of an unexpected injury. If you’ve been struck by a falling object, your injuries could have long-term effects. You might require extensive medical treatment and find that you’re unable to work. The person (or people) who caused you to get hurt should be responsible for these (and other) costs.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our NYC personal injury attorneys will demand the compensation that you need as you fight to get back on your feet. This might include money for:
- Medical bills
- Nursing care
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, and more.
Don’t let insurance companies or liable parties decide what your injuries are worth. Let our experienced legal team fight to maximize your compensation. Give us a call today to discuss your case and learn more.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After I Get Hurt in NYC?
Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for falling object cases in New York is three years. If you don’t file a claim within three years of your accident, you’ll lose the right to demand and get money.
You’ll have even less time to act if you want to sue the government or collect workers’ compensation benefits. Government claims must be filed no later than 90 days after your accident. If you were injured on the job, you’d have to notify your employer within 30 days and then submit a formal request for benefits within one year.
Not sure how long you have to get money after you’ve been hurt by a falling object in New York? Let Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. help. Call us as soon as you can after your accident. We can get to work on your case right away.
Call Our NYC Falling Objects Lawyers For Help
Have you or someone you love been hurt after you were struck by a falling object in NYC? Contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for assistance. We have more than 40 years of experience helping injured accident victims across the city. We’re here to help you when you need it most.
We offer a free consultation, so call our NYC law firm to schedule yours today.