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Personal injury claim follows consultant's construction site fall

Property owners in New Jersey and elsewhere are always responsible for the safety of people on their properties, even if it is a building site. A construction firm in another state that hired a consultant is now facing a personal injury lawsuit that was filed by that same consultant. The plaintiff and his wife accuse the defendant of failing to maintain a safe work site.

According to court documents, the plaintiff claims that while he was on the construction site, he fell and landed in a pit that was nine feet deep. The consultant said the fall caused back, neck and spine injuries. Furthermore, he said a closed head injury caused traumatic brain injury that led to mental impairment. The consequences included loss of memory, cognitive problems, difficulty with hearing and finding words. Further damages included pain and suffering, aphasia, mental anguish and more injuries.

Both plaintiffs seek further recovery for loss of consortium due to the consultant's injuries. They accuse the defendant of allowing the consultant to move about an unsafe site where hazardous demolition and excavation work was underway. They allege recklessness, carelessness, negligence and breach of contract.

The plaintiffs in this case seek damages that exceed the jurisdictional arbitration limit, punitive damages, costs, interest and more. Any New Jersey resident who is suffering the consequences of a property owner's negligence may have questions about the viability of a similar claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide the answers and provide the necessary support and guidance throughout legal proceedings.

Source:, "Consultant who received brain injury at construction site sues logistics firm for negligence", Nicholas Malfitano, Aug. 9, 2017

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