When walking along New York City streets, there are a wide of assortment of dangers and distractions that you need to keep a watchful eye out for. Everything from other pedestrians to bicyclists to automobiles to opening doors to scaffolding and other debris laying on the sidewalk is a potential hazard. With so much to watch out for, not everyone always remembers to look up from time to time. But construction accident attorneys can tell you that falling debris, and even a collapsed building, are real dangers for many in NY.
Injured by a collapsed building or falling debris in NYC. Construction accident attorneys explain your rights.
Thankfully, buildings aren’t just falling down every day, but old buildings do occasionally tend to lose chunks of brick and concrete, and a plummeting piece of a building can severely injure or even kill an unsuspecting pedestrian. Additionally, the area around a collapsed building can also be deemed unsafe, and if not properly cordoned off, there are many aspects that can cause injury long after the collapse, such as exposed wiring, sharp pieces of debris such as glass or metal, a gas leak, and exposure to clouds of smoke, dust and debris.
If you or a loved one has suffered any injuries as a result of a collapsed building or falling debris, it is recommended that you contact one of the many NYC injury lawyers available to you, as soon as possible. After a free consultation, the personal injury attorney can tell you if you have any rights to compensation for your injuries, in addition to other damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages, and an unfortunate wrongful death if someone has died.