Falling Object Injury
Have You Been Injured By a Falling Object?
When you leave the house every morning, the last thing you expect is to be hit by a falling object. And yet that becomes a reality for many Americans every year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 255 people were killed by falling objects in 2016 alone. Many more experienced significant injuries.
Falling object injuries can occur in a wide variety of settings. They are particularly common in construction sites, where objects may fall from scaffolding onto workers or passers-by. Dropped object incidents may also occur in retail, warehouse, or residential settings, to name a few.
The types of object involved in a falling object incident vary widely. As a result, victims may sustain a very wide variety of injuries. Some injuries — spinal trauma and/or paralysis, death — may be very serious; others may include broken bones, sprains, or other issues. These injuries can cause medical bills to spiral out of control, time off from work, and significant emotional trauma.
Property owners and construction managers have an obligation to manage their sites as safely as possible. If your injury could have been prevented by proper management, you may be able to obtain a financial settlement.
While a settlement cannot reverse the emotional damage, injury, or even loss caused by a falling object, it can help with rising medical costs. Moreover, it is important to hold negligent site managers accountable to help prevent future accidents.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe in the importance of property safety. We will help you explore the best possible options for your case, possibly including financial compensation. If you or a loved one have been injured by a falling object, we understand why you are seeking justice — and we can help you achieve it.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss falling object injuries and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.