Case Conclusion Date: February 1, 2010
Practice Area: Construction / Development
Outcome: $2.7 million
Description: Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates represented a local 444 iron worker whose left arm was severely fractured and crushed when an operator negligently retracted a crane outrigger while the plaintiff was located near a pinch point. The ironworker was taking the crane apart when this accident occurred. Horwitz argued that the crane operator was responsible for making sure that the area was clear. The defendant argued that the ironworker should have known that the outrigger was going to be retracted and should not have placed his arm on the outrigger. Horwitz won the case for the iron worker.