Sometimes, you may have a wealth of proof to support your claims in your injury case. At other times, however, your case may be more challenging. If you don’t have a dozen eyewitnesses who can all back up your description of the events that led to your injury, don’t make the mistake of believing that this absence means you cannot succeed in your case. Always consult with an experienced New York construction injury attorney about your case. Some injured plaintiffs are able to achieve a winning outcome even without extensive witness testimony, as one injured construction worker’s case recently demonstrated.
When you decide to pursue a construction accident lawsuit, there may be various types of successful outcomes, with some being more beneficial than others. One of the most beneficial outcomes you can achieve is to hold a contractor or a site owner liable using something called a motion for summary judgment. If the judge grants you a summary judgment, that means that the parties you sued are considered liable “as a matter of law,” which in turn means that you do not have to go through a full trial on liability, and you can simply proceed to proving the amount of damages you should receive.
Pedro was a construction worker working in Manhattan. One day, while moving sheetrock, Pedro fell and suffered serious injuries. At the time of the accident, Pedro had stood on top of a sidewalk shed, and that shed collapsed beneath him, causing him to fall to the sidewalk below.