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Falling object injuries could be compensable

New York is far from the safest of cities, but this is not exclusively because of criminal activity or serious traffic congestion. Even walking down the streets of New York City can become a dangerous activity depending on the circumstances, such as where you are walking and the weather. If you are walking past construction on a tall building during a windy day, for example, a particularly strong gust might blow an object from the top of the building over the edge and down onto your head.

Obviously an object that is light enough to be blown away by a gust of wind should not be that threatening, but when you factor in the height from which an object falls, gravity can turn it into an extremely dangerous weapon. If a screwdriver is carelessly left on the floor of the 10th story, it could reach such an incredible speed on the way down that it might break bones or cause brain damage.

Of course, construction sites are not the only areas in which falling objects may cause injury in New York City. It is not unheard of for some of the city's residents to toss unwanted objects out the window or even to accidentally drop something from their balcony. It may sound surprising, but you could be compensated if you are injured by a falling object.

When it comes to personal injury law, it is worth investigating legal action if you are injured in any way that was caused by someone else being negligent or reckless. Carelessly throwing a half-empty soda can out the window can put someone in the hospital, and the victim should not have to pay the bills for such an injury. If you have been injured by a falling object in New York City, please visit our webpage to learn how you might recover compensation for your injuries.

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