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Construction Accident

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Construction Accident and the Construction Accident Lawyer

A construction accident can be a devastating event not only physically but emotionally as well for the injured worker and his or her family.  It is critical that an injured worker of a construction accident not only get the best medical treatment, he or she must also get the best construction accident lawyer.  Determining whether a construction accident lawyer is the right lawyer or law firm is not always easy.

An injured worker or person who sustains injuries at a construction site often has permanent lifelong limitations.  The main focus of the injured construction worker is to get better and heal, first and foremost.  The right medical treatment makes all the difference and the sooner your receive treatment the better chance you have to a full recovery, typically.

However, it is critical that the construction lawyer choosing process be handled with care.  It should be done with a loved one or friend aiding in the decision in the injured construction worker because of his or her delicate and weakened condition while he or she is on the road to recovery.

The reason why it is necessary for the careful choice of a construction accident lawyer is that the laws for construction accidents are complex and you need a construction accident lawyer or construction accident lawfirm that is intimately familiar with the labor laws, specifically labor law section 240 and the relevant applicable sections.

Make no mistake, construction accident injuries are serious business.  You need a construction accident lawyer that handles that serious business with aggressive, caring legal representation.

Because of the nature of typical construction accidents serious injuries could occur from falling from scaffolds, falling from ladders, employers failing to provide the proper or adequate safety equipment, an unsafe work environment, crane accidents, and building collapse – the list can go on and on.  Your construction accident lawyer should be familiar with the labor laws and engineering behind all of these various types of construction accident scenarios.

Construction accidents bring with them, unfortunately, very serious injuries typically to any and every part of the body.  Some of those areas include head injuries and fractures, spinal injuries and back injuries resulting in surgery, shoulder and knee injuries, paralysis such as parapalegia or quadrapalegia and many times death.  A wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one in a construction accident is a very common occurrence in the construction accident law arena.  A construction accident lawyer needs to navigate the labor laws involving a wrongful death in a construction accident along with the estate laws for the deceased worker.

If you, a friend or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a construction accident call the aggressive, caring construction accident lawyer, Pasquale Calcagno, Esq., for a free, confidential consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  As always, there is no fee unless we win your case.  We have convenient locations all over New York and can even have an attorney come to your home or hospital upon request.

Our Construction Accident Legal Team looks forward to fighting hard for you in your construction accident case.

Ladder Accidents, Ladder Lawsuits and Serious Injuries.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

When someone is involved in a ladder accident or a fall from a ladder it often results in serious injuries.  What many people do not realize is that these types of construction accidents are the result of someone elses fault, usually the general contractor or sub-contractors.

New York ladder accident law is complex in New York.  The safety laws and guidelines are promulgated by OSHA and the various labor laws.  Workers Compensation laws come into play when someone is seriously injured in a ladder accident in New York.  Usually, the injuries in a ladder fall or ladder accident are fractured or broken bones, head, neck and back injuries, spinal cord damage and even paralysis.

It is critical that you speak to a lawyer who is familiar with New York’s labor laws, OSHA regulations and the various rules and regulations that pertain to the construction industry.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a ladder accident or ladder fall in New York call the Ladder Accident Lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation.  Even if you do not believe anyone was at fault, call us to learn about your rights as a third party (such as the ladder manufacturer, designer, contractor or sub-contractor) may be liable.

No fee unless we win your case.  Hospital and home visits are available.

Kelly: COP IN DEADLY CRASH TOTALLY WASTED

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The headlines out of the Daily News today, June 3, 2010, says it all.

Officer Hoyoung Kim was off duty last month and drunk when he crashed his car in the Bronx.  The result, he killed himself a friend on the New York Police Department and injred four women. 

His blood alcohol level was 0.16, double the legal limit in New York of 0.08.  His fellow colleague who also lost his life, Office Edwin Paulino was also wasted with a blood-alcohol level of 0.21.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly informed reporters of the toxicology reports.  When asked by reporters if he was surprised the Commissioner replied “no comment.” 

The crash occurred on May 16, 2010 and the mother, Sabina Ramirez, 47, of two sisters Iris, 27, and Jazmin, 23, critically hurt in the crash on the Bronx River Parkway is beside herself.  They were taken to Jacobi Medical Center where they remain in critical condition.

Iris suffered a broken pelvis, two fractured legs and a spinal cord injury.  The other victims, Shirley Torres, 26 and Melina Ramirez, 27, also remain hospitalized in Jacobi Medical Center.

There seems to be no end to the negligence and recklessness of drunk drivers in the Bronx.  I expect more from a New York Police Officer and they must understand that they are held to a higher duty given their special place in our society as the perveyors of law and order.  It is a shame that a few bad apples have to ruin the reputation of the whole department.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver or any type of accident please call the car accident lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.

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