Deck and Balcony Slip and Fall Lawyer
Deck and balcony collapses are causing accidents, which are thought to be caused by defective installation.
Negligence and cost-cutting could result in large medical bills, repairs, and other expenses for you and your family. This article will explain what you can do if you or someone you care about has been gravely harmed by a balcony or deck collapse caused by a contractor’s negligence. You may be entitled to financial recompense for your injuries as well as property damage. Deck and balcony accidents are happening because of collapsing, believed to be by faulty installation. Negligence and corner-cutting could cost you and your family lots of money in medical bills, repairs and other expenses. In this article, you will learn what you can do if you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a balcony or deck collapse due to the negligence of a contractor. You may be able to recover compensation for the injuries you have suffered, as well as property damage.
What causes a Deck or Balcony to collapse?
During construction, cantilevers are installed into the structure, this helps support the deck or balcony. It protrudes with a strong board that fastens outside of the building or to the exterior and it supports vertically to the ground. Decks and balconies most commonly collapse due to water damage or dry rot in the area where the deck attaches to the structure. However, there are many other reasons a balcony or deck can collapse which include:
- Improperly constructing the balcony
- Improper inspection or no inspection
- Too much weight on the balcony (too many people on the balcony at a time)
- The deck not being properly attached
- Railing and staircases deteriorating due to water damage
According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, of the 45 million deck structures in the U.S. 60% of them have concerns. The biggest reason being the faulty ledger. This means the connection to the building is not applied correctly, thus causing the deck to split from the structure. Although these collapses are not an everyday occurrence, more than 6,000 people are hurt and need medical attention annually as a direct result from total collapse of balconies.
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Can I collect compensation if I am injured in a balcony collapse?
The answer is definitely yes! If you or a member of your family is injured as a result of a balcony collapse, you may be able to sue the construction builders for damages, especially if the injury was caused by the contractors cutting corners or using bad workmanship, which caused the structure to fall or fail. It is a contractor’s obligation to construct a secure and sound structure for you; you have put your trust in them, and you have paid them to do so. If they fail to do so, you are entitled to compensation for both your injuries and any property damage caused by their carelessness.
There have been successful verdicts and settlements across America that have been rewarded in deck collapse lawsuits. There have been reports of anywhere between $4 million to $20 million awards and settlements due to decks and balconies collapsing that caused a family serious injury, and even death.
Where do I start?
Due to statutes of limitation in California, the time you have to file for a balcony and deck collapse lawsuit may be running out. We want to get you the compensation you deserve for the carelessness of a contractor. Do not waste anymore time. Contact us immediately so we can get you on track and better inform you of the steps you can take towards recovering damages for your specific case.
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