In March, The City, a digital news platform in New York, reported on a tragic scaffolding accident that left a young woman with severe brain trauma. Reportedly, the woman was sitting in the courtyard of a bar celebrating a recent promotion when the accident happened. The incident involved scaffolding sitting atop a 12-story condominium under construction next to the bar. High winds caused the scaffolding to fall from the top of the condos and come crashing down in the courtyard.
According to the report, hundreds of pounds of steel scaffolding fell from the construction site. The young woman was struck in the head by pieces of falling scaffolding, leaving her seriously injured, including severe brain trauma. It has been three years since the incident and the young woman is still struggling to recover.
Can I Sue If I’m Injured in a Scaffolding Accident?
When construction sites are so close to residential and commercial areas, it increases the risk of accidents like this happening. Victims of incidents such as the one mentioned earlier are the epitome of injured bystanders. The woman in The City’s story was simply enjoying a celebratory drink with friends and colleagues when her life and everything she had planned for her future were torn apart in an instant.
Victims of scaffolding accidents deserve the opportunity to bring those responsible for their injuries, pain, and suffering to justice. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can provide scaffolding injury victims and their families with the chance to hold the individual or business at fault for their injuries accountable, including ensuring that others are not victims of this same type of incident in the future and securing compensation for loss of income, medical costs, and living expenses.
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At Belushin Law Firm, P.C., we have been fighting for injury victims and their families since 2002. During that time, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and helped them hold those responsible for their injuries accountable. Our successful track record allows our clients to rest assured knowing that their legal needs are in capable hands.
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