On February 5th a massive crane crashed down onto a Manhattan street, killing one and injuring three others.
One of the injured victims, a Massachusetts man, is now seeking damages for his injuries. He plans to file a $30 million dollar lawsuit, claiming the city’s Department of Building’s negligence resulted in the tragic crash.
On the day of the crash forecasts showed strong winds moving through the area, which in some cases would have (and arguably should have) indicated that the crane was a danger and should be lowered. Instead the crane crashed down onto streets and pedestrians below.
The victim pursuing the claim suffered a skull fracture and could have sustained a traumatic brain injury, which often forever alters the lives of those affected. He also suffered two spine fractures.
Injury attorneys play a crucial role in cases like this. There are very specific regulations and formalities that must be followed in order for injury victims to receive compensation. Personal injury lawyers are often able to step in to help gather and analyze evidence which is used to gather much needed compensation. If you’ve been injured contact one of our personal injury attorneys today.