According to a recent news feature form the Daily News, a Massachusetts man who suffered a broken back and skull fracture has filed a lawsuit against the New York City Building Department. The victim was injured when a tower crane fell off a tall building that was being constructed, and landed on the his parked car while he was still inside. This resulted in the car being crushed. Plaintiff suffered serious and permanent personal injury. He is asking for $30 million in damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.
The reason he is naming the city building department as a defendant is due to the allegations that the agency was negligent in connection with its responsibility to monitor the job site and crane safety. Continue reading