Slip and Fall Accident Traps Man Overnight, New York Personal Injury Lawyer Investigates

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New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman comments on the slip and fall accident that left a street sweeper trapped at the bottom of a debris-filled drywell for over seven hours.

The incident reminds New York personal injury lawyer Perecman of a similar case he handled a few years ago when a construction worker fell into an unsecured hole. Perecman's case was settled at the trial for $2,100,000

According to the New York Post, Joe Hranicka, the victim of the New York slip and fall accident, left his truck to move a large piece of plywood board that looked like trash.

However, the board had been placed there to cover an old well that was missing its grate. When Hranicka bent down to move the board, he lost his balance and fell down the 25-foot hole.

Hranicka was rescued after a passing bicyclist called 911 after hearing the street sweeper’s screams for help.

Hranicka suffered two fractured wrists in the New York slip and fall personal injury accident as well as cuts and contusions.

“If owners and managers of private property violate statutes and regulations that expose workers to actual hazards and/or the potential for significant risk, they may find themselves responsible for a slip and fall death or a slip and fall serious injury in New York,” personal injury accident lawyer, Perecman said.

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