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New York City Struck by Falling Objects
Life in New York City is often fast paced and rushed. This up-tempo lifestyle can carry with it a number of risks, but at the very least, you should be able to walk down a sidewalk and expect to not be struck by a falling object.
New York City struck by falling objects cases come in many forms—from negligent Fconstruction sites to carelessly placed objects on windowsills. Regardless of circumstances, almost all of them could have been prevented.
When a falling object causes you injury, you shouldn’t be left with a financial burden caused by someone else’s negligence. If you live in New York City and were struck by falling objects, call our office and schedule a consultation with a NYC personal injury lawyer.
Do I Have a New York City Struck by Falling Objects Case?
We encourage you to call our office to discuss your case, determine what happened, and whether it appears that someone else was to blame.
For example, if you were struck by an object falling due to construction on the street, you could have a case. However, if you were struck by a picture you hung yourself, you may have no one to sue unless there was an additional contributing factor, such as a poorly constructed wall.
Some of the more common causes of New York City struck by falling objects cases include the following:
- Objects not properly secured by building owners or businesses
- Buildings in disrepair
- And more
Comparative negligence laws mean you can recover financial damages for your injuries even if you were partly to blame.
For example, if you were struck in a construction zone after ignoring warnings, you could be partially responsible. However, you simply need to be less at fault than the other party to recover financial damages.
Even if you are found to be 40 percent at fault, you can still recover financial compensation. Your percentage of negligence will be applied to your settlement award as a direct reduction, so it’s important to demonstrate the other party’s fault as thoroughly as possible.
You Could Be Entitled to More than Your Medical Bills
Most New York City struck by falling objects cases will involve more than just compensation for medical bills. If you are unable to work or can only work at a reduced capacity as a result of your injuries, you could be entitled to compensation for lost wages.
Keep copies of receipts for any expenses related to your injuries. Any expense incurred as a result of your injury can be factored into your final settlement amount.
Contact an Attorney
The experienced lawyers of Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP understand the legal system’s nuances and how to apply them to your benefit. When it comes to the legal process and filing a lawsuit, what you don’t know can hurt you financially.
We can work to maximize your compensation and chances of a successful outcome. Discuss your New York City struck by falling objects case with an experienced attorney by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (1-800-842-8462).