On January 16, 2015 the Plaintiff, a 29-year-old undocumented construction worker was injured at a construction site when the scaffold he was working on collapsed. At the time of this accident, the plaintiff was performing taping work to the ceiling on the third floor of the building. His employer had provided him with a flimsy scaffold that did not reach the ceiling. The workers had to place an A-frame ladder on top of the scaffold to perform their work. As the Plaintiff was performing the work he was instructed to do, the scaffold collapsed out from under him causing him and the ladder to fall 20 to 25 feet to the ground below.
The plaintiff fell onto both of his knees and suffered disabling injuries which required surgery. The plaintiff retained Oresky & Associates, pllc, accident attorneys, to represent him against the owner of the premises and the general contractor. John Nonnenmacher proved that both the owner of the premises and the general contractor were 100% percent responsible for the plaintiff’s accident under the Labor Law of the State of New York. John J. Nonnenmacher then handled the plaintiff’s damages trial. Following jury selection, the insurance company offered the plaintiff the total sum of $200,000.00 to settle his case which was rejected.
During the six- day trial, the attorney for the owner of the premises and the general contractor produced numerous medical experts, in an attempt to convince the jury that the plaintiff’s injuries were not caused by the fall. John Nonnenmacher’s cross-examination of defendants’ medical experts convinced the jury that their opinions were not worthy of belief. Nonnenmacher successfully conveyed to the jury the seriousness of his client’s injuries and that they were due to the fall drawing on his medical knowledge and experience as a competitive wrestler and mixed martial artist to aggressively fight for his client.
While the jury was deliberating, the insurance company increased its offer to $500,000.00 which was, once again, rejected. After deliberating for one day, the jury sided with the plaintiff and rendered an award in excess of 6.5 million dollars. Nonnenmacher’s aggressive approach, his warm personality and excellent trial skills helped win the day for his client. John J. Nonnenmacher has been selected by his peers as one of New York’s Super Lawyers for more than a decade and was selected to be included in the “Best of the Best” as a trial attorney. At Oresky & Associates, pllc we aggressively represent our clients from the moment we are retained until the conclusion of the case. Our entire staff of paralegals and trial attorneys work together to obtain the maximum compensation for our clients.
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