In any construction injury case, there are several steps to getting you your best possible outcome. One of key “wins” you can obtain is to secure a summary judgment in your favor on the issue of liability. This can have the potential to save you a great deal in terms of time, money and stress. A recent ruling from the New York Court of Appeals is a very beneficial one for injured construction workers because it expands the range of situations in which an injured worker can obtain such a judgment. What you can take away from this new ruling is that, even if you may be negligent to some degree in the events leading up to your accident, you may still be able to achieve the success you need. Talk to a knowledgeable New York City construction accident attorney about your injury to find out more.
The worker in the case, C.R., was an employee of the city’s sanitation department. One wintry day, C.R. was one of three employees assigned the task of outfitting snow plows and chains on sanitation truck tires. As one of the other members of the group backed a truck into the garage to begin the outfitting process, the truck skidded, hit a parked car and sent that car into C.R., pinning him against a rack of tires.
The accident caused the man very serious injuries. He had to undergo spinal fusion surgery, steroid injections and substantial physical therapy. The accident also left him permanently disabled from working.