$100 Million Verdict Awarded To Man Injured In MTA Construction Accident.

Construction is an inherently dangerous profession. Extreme heights, heavy materials, and complicated machinery all contribute to the risk involved in working construction. In addition to worrying about the possibility of injuring yourself or your co-workers, construction also commonly takes place in public areas. As such, there is a separate concern that construction activities may place the general public in harm’s way. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert construction site accident attorney at 617-787-3700.

While biking on a busy street in Brooklyn, New York, 23 year old Robert Liciaga was severely injured after construction workers allegedly dropped a railroad tie on him. Liciaga was rushed to the hospital, where he learned he is paralyzed from the waist down. Liciaga filed suit against the New York City Transit Authority. After a three week trial, a jury found the Transit Authority liable for Liciaga’s injuries and awarded him an enormous sum of $100 million.

According to court documents, liability in this case was premised on the fact that the NYC Transit Authority was performing subway maintenance without barricades, and failed place adequate signs warning pedestrians of the danger. Lawyers for the NYC Transit Authority argued that Liciaga should have known better than to enter the construction area, but after that argument failed, they are seeking to reduce the amount of damages, which they call “grossly excessive.” Liciaga was represented by attorney Scott Occhiogrosso, of Block O’Toole and Murphy LLP.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert construction site accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoy.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Police Able To Identify Delaware Man Killed In Construction Site Accident.

There are many dangers associate with the construction profession. The workers operate extremely heavy machinery, are constantly at risk of falling debris hitting their heads, and, statistically the most dangerous for construction workers, have to work from steep heights. In the United States, one in five worker deaths are construction related, and in the field of construction, falls are the leading cause of death. In the situation of a construction-related injury, it would be wise to contact an expert construction accident attorney at 617-787-3700.

A construction site accident tragically claimed the life of a Lewes, Delaware worker in early February, 2019. According to police reports, a concrete pumper truck stopped in the road at the construction site to allow other workers to work behind the truck. The workers were operating on a sewer with the manhole cover off. One worker was in the sewer itself while the other was just outside of it, working as a spotter. State police have said the truck began backing up and failed to see the spotter. The truck hit the spotter and killed him on the site.

While the police are continuing to investigate the incident, they have successfully identified the deceased worker as Arturo Roblero-Velasquez, a resident of Georgetown, Delaware. The driver of the truck that struck Mr. Roblero-Velasquez was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and came away uninjured.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a construction site accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert construction site accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury lawyers today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Crane Accident In Harlem Leads To Criminal Charges For Two Construction Managers.

Generally, when we talk about accidents, or unintentional acts that result in an injury of some sort, we are in the realm of tort law, which seeks to compensate the injured party for any losses they have experienced as a result of the accident if negligence can be shown. Tort law litigation also generally occurs between private actors, meaning the government does not get involved in such suits. However, sometimes an accident can be so egregious, and the result of such a high level of negligence, that those responsible can be held criminally liable, which requires a state or federal entity to bring charges.

Such is the case in Harlem, where two construction site managers are facing criminal charges after a crane operating under their supervision tumbled down into the street. The crane was lifting glass wall panel when its 14 foot long jib dipped, followed by the entire crane. The accident left two iron workers with disabling injuries, and although likely unintentional, the accident was so egregious as to be considered to deserve criminal charges. Officers described a series of factors that led to the accident, including the fact that the worker operating the crane was untrained, the crane wasn’t tethered down, and the crane’s load exceeded its maximum capacity.

The criminal charges allege that the workers knowingly skirted safety protocols set by the Department of Buildings, and that such a blatant disregard for safety standards was a direct cause of the workers’ injuries. The defendants have since pleaded not guilty, and their lawyer has not been identified at this time.

If you or a loved one is injured as a result of a construction site accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert construction site accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy Jr., and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury lawyers today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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