New York, New York (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
Investigators are slightly closer to determining what caused the collapse of a parking garage at Miami-Dade Community College. Three people died in the construction accident and a fourth worker was missing and feared dead. While it’s still too early to tell exactly what caused the garage to collapse, every piece of information counts, said New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm.
As reported by The Washington Post (10/12/12), the accident happened as construction workers were putting in a spandrel beam. A spandrel beam is an exterior beam that extends from column to column in steel or concrete construction and carries a wall load.
At least eight others were injured when the 5 story garage project collapsed, reported The Post.
"The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 759 construction-work related fatalities occurred in 2011. A significant number of these accidents were attributed to preventable mistakes. By thoroughly investigating the causes of construction accidents and learning from those that occur, we can get closer to the goal of reducing and ultimately eliminating construction related deaths and injuries,” said David Perecman, the chair of the Construction Accident Committee of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and yearly lecturer on construction accident law.
Lawyers at The Perecman Firm investigate the details of construction accidents on behalf of clients who have been injured in a jobsite accident. Their goal is to determine, among other factors, if equipment was maintained properly, whether safety measures were being followed and-or if workers knew about potential hazards. Through the investigation, the lawyers and their clients can learn who should be held accountable.
It is not always easy to determine who is responsible for a construction accident. An experienced attorney with significant staff, experience, and financial resources can immediately launch an investigation into the causes of the accident and help determine which people and companies are responsible
Construction on the $22.5 million construction project began in February and was to be finished in December, said the Post.
For more than 30 years, the construction accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have aggressively helped injured workers and-or their families obtain compensation following construction accidents in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, personal injury, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York construction accident cases, including building and crane collapses. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."