Why New York City Construction Accident Investigations Can Be Lengthy


I was hurt in a New York City construction accident a few weeks ago. The investigation is not yet complete and I’m getting frustrated. Why do New York construction accidents take so long to investigate?


We are sorry to hear about your recent New York City construction accident injuries. We understand that it can be frustrating to wait for the investigation results to come back. Some construction accident investigations take hours while others take days, weeks or months. The exact amount of time that it takes to complete a New York City construction accident investigation depends on a number of factors including, but not limited to:

  • Who is investigating.
  • The cooperation of the construction company and accident witnesses.
  • The complexity of the accident.
  • Whether the construction accident victim is physically able to cooperate with investigators.

An investigator’s primary purpose is to find out what really happened in a construction accident. Most qualified investigators would rather an investigation take a little longer if it means that they come to the right conclusion about the cause of the accident.

Our New York construction accident lawyers understand why you are becoming frustrated and will try to help you get the answers that you deserve as soon as possible. For more information about how we may help you with the investigation of your construction accident, with protecting your legal rights, and with protecting your potential legal recovery, please call us today at 800-362-9329 to schedule an initial consultation. We also invite you to learn more about your rights by reading our FREE informational brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone .