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New York Construction Accident FAQs

April 11, 2024 in

Another building goes up in New York City every day. Unfortunately, construction accidents can and do occur amidst the constant development and renovation. If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, understanding your rights and options must be one of the first steps in pursuing compensation. 

Below, the experienced New York construction accident attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo addresses some of the most frequently asked questions regarding construction accidents in New York City.

What qualifies as a construction accident in New York City?

A construction accident encompasses a wide range of incidents that occur on construction sites, including, but not limited to, falls from heights, scaffolding collapses, crane accidents, electrical accidents, and injuries caused by falling debris or equipment. You may be entitled to compensation if you’ve been injured while working on or visiting a construction site.

Why do I need a construction accident lawyer in NYC?

New York’s construction laws and regulations require specialized knowledge and expertise. A skilled construction accident lawyer in NYC can assess your case, determine liability, gather evidence, and advocate for fair compensation for your injuries.

What should I do if I’ve been injured in a construction accident?

First and foremost, seek medical attention immediately. Your health and safety are the most important things to take care of immediately following an accident. For the best possible outcome, document the accident scene, including taking photographs and obtaining contact information from any witnesses. Once you’ve received medical treatment, consult with a construction accident attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.

How can a New York construction accident attorney help me?   

Our team of experienced attorneys specializes in handling construction accident cases in New York City. We thoroughly investigate our client’s circumstances, determine liability, and may pursue compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

What if I can’t afford legal representation?

We understand that facing a legal battle can be daunting, especially when you’re already dealing with the physical and emotional toll of a construction accident. That’s why we offer our services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t pay any upfront fees; we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. Your initial consultation is also free of charge, allowing you to discuss your case with us risk-free.

How long do I have to file a construction accident claim in New York?

Acting promptly following your injury is extremely important when pursuing compensation for a construction accident, as there are strict deadlines for filing a claim in New York. The statute of limitations can range from a month to three years, depending on the circumstances of your case. Family members and loved ones may have less time to pursue a claim. However, the sooner you consult with a construction accident lawyer, the better your chance of preserving evidence and building a solid case.

What types of compensation can I receive for my construction accident injuries?

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages, present and future
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering

Can I still file a claim if I was partially at fault for the construction accident?

New York follows a comparative negligence system, which means that even if you were partially responsible for the accident, you may still be able to recover compensation. However, total recovery can be reduced based on the percentage of fault. Our experienced attorneys can discuss the specifics of your case to help you fully understand your legal options.

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident in New York City, you don’t have to face the legal process alone. Our team of dedicated construction accident lawyers has experience handling all construction accident cases and is here to guide you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can help you move forward after your construction accident injury.

Contact an Experienced New York Construction Accident Attorney at SPBMCC Today

Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. is a reputable, full-service personal injury law firm specializing in various areas, including construction accidents. Our dedicated litigation support teams are committed to vigorously representing clients in 9/11-related illnesses, personal injury cases, car accidents, firefighter injuries, medical malpractice, premises liability, and motor vehicle accidents across New York City, Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk counties, and New Jersey. Contact us today to learn more about our firm or schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

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