Six people were hurt after a scaffolding accident in Lower Manhattan on Sunday, November 19th. The incident happened just after 11:30 a.m. by the intersection of Broadway and Prince street.
Wooden planks were all over the street, and FDNY firefighters were at the scene. The accident could have been much worse, the busy intersection is right next to a subway stop, and the area was packed with people out enjoying the weekend.
Back injuries are among the most common types of injuries people suffer in car crashes. There is, however, a great deal of variance among the various subcategories of back injuries.
No one expects to be involved in a personal injury lawsuit, but every year, there are many thousands of people across the country injured in accidents due to someone else’s negligence.
For most of these people, it is the first time they have had to engage in legal action. As such, it is not surprising that many injury plaintiffs enter the process with misconceptions about what these claims entail.
Every state has its own set of product liability rules that allow people who have been injured by dangerous or defective products to seek damages from manufacturers. New York’s laws prohibit sellers and manufacturers from putting these types of inherently dangerous or defective products on the market. If you are hurt by a dangerous product, you must ensure you file your claim within the state’s statute of limitations if you wish to proceed.
All property owners are liable for slips and falls that occur on their interior or exterior stairs, just as they are with any other types of slip and fall accidents that occur on their premises. However, there are some additional elements associated with staircase accidents that you must consider before moving ahead with an injury claim.
After you have filed an auto accident lawsuit, your case will enter the pre-trial phase, which is dominated by the “discovery” process. Pretrial discovery involves both sides of the case exchanging information using procedures specifically designed for that purpose.
The immediate aftermath of a car accident can be a whirlwind of stress and anxiety, and it can be understandably difficult for you to quickly get your emotions and senses under control.
However, there are certain steps you must take after a crash to protect yourself in the event you will become involved in a personal injury claim, whether it’s as a plaintiff or defendant.
Recent reports indicate that while New York has generally improved the safety of its construction industry, it still has some progress to make in reducing the number of worker fatalities.