Q: A few years ago, I fell from a ladder while working and hurt my back. I went back to working, but last week I fell at work again when the ladder I was standing on collapsed. I only fell a few feet, but now my back is really bad, much worse than it ever was before. I did not talk to a New York ladder accident attorney the first time. Am I out of luck?
A: Not at all. We all know that, especially with back and neck injuries, a later accident, even a short fall from a ladder, for example, can suddenly make the old injury a lot worse. You have not lost your chance, but you should do two very important things:
- Call the New York ladder accident attorneys at Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC at 718-993-9999 to schedule your free consultation today.
- Tell us everything about the old accident. Do not leave anything out, and bring your medical records if you have them.
In New York, the rule is that someone who causes harm, a contractor who supplies an unsafe ladder, for example, takes the plaintiff as he finds him. If you had a prior accident, you may be entitled to the damages caused by the second accident, an aggravation of a pre-existing condition.
Your accident lawyer needs to have as much medical information as possible to build the best case for you. Do not think that your old accident will stop you from recovering in the new accident. Your doctors and lawyers should know the truth, so that they can explain to a judge and jury the degree of disability caused by the subsequent accident. Telling the truth about your prior accident will make it easier to paint a clear picture as to the harm caused by the new accident. The worst thing at trial or in negotiations would be if the other side introduced medical records that you had not told your lawyer about.
If you have been hurt at work, especially in a fall from a ladder, you should get the help of a New York ladder accident lawyer at Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC. We speak Spanish, as do our investigators. Let us help you get back on the road to recovery today.