Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP attorney David M. Hoffman obtained a settlement in the amount of $4,000,000.00 for a 46-year-old construction worker who was injured in a construction accident when he was caused to fall several feet from an A-frame ladder that collapsed.
During discovery, David was able to establish that the defendants provided the plaintiff with an old ladder that had broken brackets which would not lock securely in place and that this was the proximate cause of the accident. Defendants tried to claim that there were scaffolds at the jobsite available for the plaintiff to use instead of the broken ladder. David established, however, that this claim was meritless as there was no proof that this had been told to the injured Plaintiff and was offered merely to defeat our summary judgment motion. As a result of this accident, the plaintiff suffered serious injuries to his neck, lower back, ankle, shoulder, and knee, which required a cervical spinal fusion, lumbar laminectomy, and arthroscopic procedures to the ankle and knee.
David moved for summary judgment pursuant to Labor Law § 240(1) and 241(6). While the motion was pending, David managed to successfully resolve this matter at a mediation.