I have a family member that was hurt in a construction accident. What should they do?
Joe: Well you know construction accidents and serious injury car accidents are the two most ligated and appellate decided situations in New York. Anyone who is injured in a serious construction accident has to understand that the law is incredibly complicated. Recently our highest court, the Court of Appeals, has changed the law in terms of what particular kind of construction accident is covered. For the last 7 or 8 years, if you got hit by a falling object that was on the same level and it landed on you, no matter how bad it hurt you, it wasn’t covered. Now it is. And those are the kind of things that have gone on in the last 10 or 15 years that require if you are involved in a serious construction accident, and almost all of them are, you really need to obtain good legal counsel who does these kinds of cases. Our office does those. We spend a lot of time and effort on them. And given the crazy nature of the law, it’s imperative. You must find a good lawyer and investigate these situations completely.
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