Construction Accident Causes Paralysis

Don Corson was the lead liability lawyer on the successful prosecution of multiple cases arising out of the collapse of a large metal canopy at a manufacturing plant that was under construction. Injuries ranged from severe orthopedic injuries to paralysis; three workers were permanently disabled, never to work in the construction field again. The case involved extensive document discovery, analysis of extensive plans and documentation on a multi-million dollar project, depositions up and down the West Coast, and working with engineers, construction supervision experts, union ironworkers, and others to determine the causes of the failure and the responsibility for the canopy collapse. Prosecution of the claims indicated faulty design and specifications, an overly aggressive building schedule, and failure of safety measures.