Press Release: “Jacoby & Meyers to represent woman after treacherous fall through NYC sidewalk”
Jacoby & Meyers to Represent Woman After Treacherous Fall through NYC Sidewalk Firm Urges Public, Media to Respect Their Client’s Privacy
NY, NY – The law firm of Jacoby & Meyers, one of the nation’s most well-known names in law, announced today that it will be representing Ms. Ulanda Williams following her terrifying fall through a New York City sidewalk grate last week.
Williams, who stopped outside of 301 East 60th Street to take shelter from the rain, plunged approximately seven feet below the sidewalk when the vault grate she was standing on gave way after a matter of seconds.
The New York City Department of Buildings fined the building’s owner for failing to maintain the vault. Further investigation of the vault location is on-going.
“Ms. Williams is grateful for the swift action from the emergency responders who worked quickly to extricate her from an absolutely horrendous situation,” said Andrew Finkelstein, managing partner at Jacoby & Meyers. “She has been through an awful ordeal from which she now needs time to recover. I hope that people, especially the media, will respect her privacy and allow her the space she needs to cope.”
“We will put the full investigative power and expertise of our Jacoby & Meyers team behind Ms. Williams to ensure that her situation receives due consideration from all the appropriate parties,” added Finkelstein. “We wish her the best for a speedy recovery.”