New York Lawyers Deliver the Nation’s 12th Largest New York Construction Accident Verdict for 2010


The recently released Verdict Search’s Top NY Verdicts of 2010 reports that, one of the lawyers at New York construction accident lawyer, David Perecman Perecman’s Firm secured the 12th largest New York construction accident verdict of 2010 with their his winning of the Hassan A. Shabazz v. City of New York, NYC Health & Hospitals Corp., Bovis Lend Lease, and T.A. Ahern Contractors Corp. case tried in Bronx County Supreme Court.

The $4, 093,694 million verdict sends clear message to construction industry.

Hassan Shabazz, a 37 year old apprentice sheet metal worker, slipped on black ice that covered a sidewalk while he was working on a Bronx renovation site. He seriously injured his knee in the New York construction accident. Lawyer Perecman argued that the slip and fall accident stemmed from improper snow and ice removal on the worksite.

Perecman is a New York construction accident lawyer with more than thirty years of experience representing construction workers who were seriously injured in workplace slip and fall accidents.

Snow and ice are two of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents. Construction site contractors should anticipate and/or know that ice and snow can create a more dangerous condition. Construction site contractors, subcontractors and owners must provide their employees with a safe place to work free of slip and fall hazards as required under New York law.

Construction workers often carry heavy materials and work with dangerous equipment. Failing to clear a construction worksite of snow, ice and other hazards increases the chance for a serious, slip and fall accident.

The jury heard how Shabazz now has difficulty walking and experiences pain in his knee. They also heard how he can no longer work in construction or any occupation that required strenuous physical activity as a result of his construction accident slip and fall.

Shabazz sought recovery of his past and future medical expenses, his past lost earnings, his future lost earnings and benefits, and damages for his past and future pain and suffering.

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