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September 2013 Archives

New bike sharing program has eight accidents since start in May

New York City’s new bicycle sharing program has been popular. Citi Bike began May 29 with 6,000 bicycles and 330 docking stations in the city. Over Memorial Day weekend, nearly 10,000 people registered to use the distinctive blue bikes. According to an article in the New York Daily News, Citi Bike had grown to nearly 247,000 users by mid-to-late August, and riders had taken about 2.4 million trips.

Car accident damages scaffolding and sends four to the hospital

Scaffolding should be safe for workers and passersby, but it can quickly become dangerous. In some cases, the scaffolding may have been improperly installed or negligently maintained. The scaffold may be defective. In other cases, outside forces intervene. In one recent case in which New York scaffolding became damaged, a crash sent an SUV careening into scaffolding on a building, creating a chaotic accident scene.

Construction jobs are among the nation's deadliest occupations

Construction sites of all kinds present serious dangers, including construction accidents caused by falls, heavy machinery and weather. It's no wonder, then, that construction-related occupations made up three of the top 10 deadliest jobs in the U.S., according to information released by the Bureau of Labor statistics.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.

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