Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Just recently, the landmark personal injury case against the Salvation Army and a real estate speculator has been settled for a whopping $227 million. A building was being demolished and debris from it crushed a nearby Salvation Army store, injuring and killing several individuals. Aside from being one of the most high-profile cases of its kind, it also highlights the complexity of personal injury cases borne from construction negligence.

Surprisingly Common

Of course, construction-related personal injury cases are far from rare. After all, the construction environment itself can be very perilous, as there are plenty of large machineries, falling debris, and scaffolding on a job site, all of which can cause injuries. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that one in 10 construction employees are injured every year. And as the case above shows, people near the construction area can also be injured and sue for personal injuries. Read more from this blog:

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