New York Construction Accident Lawyer David Perecman Comments on Aftermath of One57 Construction Crane Collapse during Hurricane Sandy

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New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm comments on the aftermath of the collapse of the One57 construction crane during Hurricane Sandy. The apartments appear to have retained their value despite the accident.

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The crane was in the headlines for endangering thousands of human lives, but apparently that didn’t affect sales.

The damaged crane at One57, the luxury-condominium development, is delaying completion of what is being touted as Manhattan’s tallest residential tower, reported Bloomberg. The building was thrust into national consciousness after a construction crane on the building’s roof partially collapsed during superstorm Sandy. The crane was in the headlines for endangering thousands of human lives, but apparently that didn’t affect sales, said New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman.

According to Bloomberg, both of the building’s duplexes sold for more than $90 million each, setting Manhattan price records. As more apartments sold, prices increased twice.

There were no injuries or deaths linked to the New York crane accident. The crane is still waiting to be removed and replaced, said Bloomberg.

“Perhaps the buyers consider the building lucky,” said Perecman. “Or were impressed that the building itself withstood the hurricane without damage.”

The average number of worker deaths involving construction cranes, according to a 2006 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, is generally close to 72 a year.

The crane’s partial collapse during the hurricane left the boom hanging over 57th Street. For the safety of the public, nearby street and buildings were shut down for about a week. While the crane was secured, the Department of Buildings issued a partial stop work order at the site that halted most construction on the upper floors, reported Bloomberg. The move-in date was pushed back one to two months because of the unscheduled break.

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 personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including crane accidents in New York. 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 and 2012-2013.

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

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