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Manhattan Falling Objects Lawyer

Manhattan is always steadily building and growing. All year round, there are many new buildings that are going up, as well as older buildings that are being refurbished. Sadly, complications associated with these projects can cause harm to the people around them. In fact, objects that fall from these immense heights can be deadly to other workers and pedestrians below.

If you have been injured by a falling object, you should consider contacting a Manhattan personal injury lawyer to help you with your case. The right Manhattan falling objects lawyer can make sure that the case is handled correctly and that you are in a position to pursue the full amount of compensation you may be entitled to.

At Shulman & Hill, we take pride in our ability to help clients residing in the Manhattan area that are dealing with personal injury or workers’ compensation claims. If you have been injured as the result of a falling object accident in Manhattan, partnering with our team can help you focus solely on your recovery. We operate on a contingency fee basis which means we will not charge you unless we win.

Why Do Falling Object Accidents Happen?

If you work in construction, there are dangers that are inherent to your daily work. This can be especially true when you are working at great heights.

For people who live around a construction site, you may be injured by simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time while walking. Whether you are a construction worker or a pedestrian, there are many ways that you can be injured in a falling objects accident. Examples include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Improperly secured tools
  • Equipment that is not placed properly
  • Ignoring hard hat and safety rules
  • Improperly placed barricades
  • Lack of warning signage
  • Improperly secured hooks or chains
  • Failure of support structures
  • Poorly or improperly secured machines

Any of these issues can lead to objects falling on workers or anyone passing by. Failure to establish or follow safety protocols is often the cause of these kinds of accidents. Sadly, building owners and contractors do not always make the proper efforts to educate or warn workers and residents about safety risks.

Who May Be Responsible for My Falling Object Accident?

The word “accident” can often cause us to think that nothing could have been done to prevent an undesirable outcome. However, this is not the case. Negligence is a common cause of falling object accidents in Manhattan.

Determining who may be liable for compensating you after an accident is not always straightforward. In some instances, there are many factors that must be considered. An investigation may need to take place before negligent parties can be identified.

Our team can make sure that the investigation is completed properly and that no stone is left unturned. Because negligence and worker safety issues are often the cause behind these sorts of injuries, there are numerous parties that may be responsible. The responsible parties may include:

  • Property owners
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors

If an investigation determines that any of the parties listed above were responsible for your accident and injuries, our team of Manhattan falling object lawyers can pursue maximum compensation on your behalf by filing a personal injury lawsuit. This may result in compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

What Kinds of Injuries Stem From Falling Objects?

There are many injuries that you might sustain from a falling object accident. You may be walking by a building and be injured by something that falls off of it. You could also be working inside a building and be struck by a falling object from above.

A falling object can injure many people. These kinds of injuries are often very severe and serious head trauma can often come as a result. As one might expect, it is possible to suffer permanent disability or even death as a result of a falling object accident.

Pursuing Compensation After a Falling Objects Accident in Manhattan

After conducting an investigation, collecting evidence, and identifying any negligent parties involved, an attorney can assess your losses. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be compensated for past and future medical bills, lost wages from time off work, and even non-financial losses like pain and suffering. However, the latter can be quite difficult to estimate without help from a lawyer.

If you lost a loved one in a falling object accident, you may also be entitled to compensation. Although no amount of money can bring back your loved one, our attorneys at Shulman & Hill may be able to help alleviate the financial burdens caused by their death. In addition to recovering compensation for funeral expenses and medical bills, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages your loved one would have earned had they not passed away in this tragic accident.

Our Manhattan falling object lawyers understand the importance of fighting for fair compensation after a devastating accident. Sometimes insurance companies may deny or undervalue your claim. This is why it can be helpful to work with a law firm like Shulman & Hill. We can handle the legal process for you while you focus on your recovery.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill

Shulman & Hill is here to help you with your Manhattan personal injury claims. We can connect you with one of our Manhattan falling objects lawyers who can handle your claim, collect evidence, and represent you during negotiations.

If the case goes to trial, your lawyer can fiercely represent you to fight for a favorable verdict. Contact us today to set up your free consultation. You can also give us a call at 212.221.1000.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation


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