Haworth Coleman & Gerstman, LLC

CONSTRUCTION

ConstructionThe defense of construction-related accidents, as well as counseling clients in the construction industry, constitutes a significant part of our practice. With our offices being located in New York and Jersey City, both areas of substantial ongoing construction, we are frequently retained to defend the accidents that are part and parcel of this type of work.

The defense of New York construction matters requires specialized knowledge of New York's constantly evolving Labor Law and Industrial Code. In addition, many of these matters involve cross-disciplinary issues relating to indemnity, contract interpretation and insurance coverage. We provide our clients with up-to-the-minute research and aggressive pursuit of all possible resolutions from the moment we are retained.

To provide the best defense possible in these matters, it is likewise necessary to understand how these construction practices occur; how buildings are built, why and how equipment is used, the chain of command at construction sites and the modes of misuse and/or failures that oftentimes lead to accidents. Our knowledge of the equipment used at construction sites, and our defense of such products in connection with our product liability practice, aides our clients in defending such matters.