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All New York Crane Construction Halted
We reported on May 30?s fatal crane accident. Now we can confirm that New York has suspended all crane construction until June 2 and will be hiring over 20 new engineers to monitor construction sites as part of a new $93 million initiative to increase construction safety.
Many claim New York?s current construction boom for two crane crashes since March 2008, which were unrelated but both fatal. In at least one of the cases, an inspector reported having been on-site though he had not in fact inspected the cranes. Such negligence and incompetence has had an impact not only on the lives lost during the accidents, but on the enforcement of construction safety laws within New York City. Since March, over 21 claims seeking nearly $400 millions in damages have been filed with the New York City?s Comptroller?s Office. And the lawsuits aren?t likely to slow down any time soon.
Unfortunately for the victims of these and other construction accidents, construction litigation can be slow going. After all, each construction site involves countless contractors, vendors, and individuals, all of whom can be held accountable in some way when negligence and poor training has its inevitable effect. The good news is that construction accident victims have rights ? and with the right legal representation, these rights can be protected in court. The right construction accident attorney can investigate your accident, file the appropriate lawsuit, and vigorously act on your behalf to obtain financial and other compensation for your injuries. This can act as a deterrent to unscrupulous contractors whose negligence hurts innocent workers...and help you pick up the pieces after a debilitating or even deadly accident affecting you or a family member.
Have you been injured in a construction accident in New York? Turn to the New York construction accident lawyers of Wingate, Russotti & Shapiro, the firm that helps the victims of negligence take back their lives and get the compensation they deserve. Call today for a free phone consultation ? your consultation is completely confidential.
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