NJ Falling Object Injury Lawyers
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Construction yards are extremely dangerous, especially when the work-in-progress is more than a few stories high. From even a small distance up, even the lightest object that falls off can pose a great risk to anyone below! That is why hard hats are required on work-sites. But sometimes something falls that even a hard hat cannot stop – or worse – it falls outside of the hard hat required area and onto the street. That is when trouble really begins.
- Loose tools or equipment that isn’t securely stowed, drops from a worker’s belt
- Poorly maintained scaffolding or support beams break loose in high winds
- Ice, snow, or a mix of the two melts and falls to the street below
- Faulty or defective heavy equipment goes out of control and topples to the ground
If you have been injured due to falling debris from a construction site, or a loved one lost their life near a ram-shackled construction site because of falling gear, call Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. today at (609) 240-0040.
In recent years there have been a number of high profile incidents involving construction sites and falling material throughout the tri-state area. Quite often these accidents resulted in severe injury or death. And in almost every situation, the victim was either another member of the on-site crew, a delivery person or simply a passerby. None of these folks are remotely responsible for what happens on a half-built structure hundreds of feet above the ground.
However, the site managers, property owners, local foreman and site supervisors overseeing the project could all be held accountable for such a tragedy. Whether the accident is the result of a tool falling off of a contractor’s utility belt, parts of a crane dropping to the street below or simply a chunk of ice breaking loose from a half-built infrastructure, these are all accidents that can be prevented before anyone is hurt or killed. Negligence on the part of those in charge of a construction site can cost lives.
It is important to note that if you are involved in a construction accident like the ones listed above, there will be a number of company representatives, insurance adjustors and legal teams trying to make contact with you and your family. They will call, email, visit your home, stop by the hospital and generally do everything they can to gather all the information they can about your situation. It is in your best interest to avoid these individuals until you’ve had time to properly sort out your position and speak with the New Jersey construction accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C.
Contact our office at (609) 240-0040 to schedule a free case consultation at your earliest convenience.
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