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Balcony or Deck Collapses Injury Lawyer

Many homes and businesses in Florida have beautiful decks and balconies for enjoying the pleasant sun and weather. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure these structures are safe for anyone they welcome on their premises. When a deck or balcony collapses, it can cause severe injuries or death to unsuspecting guests. If this occurs, the property owner may be liable for any injuries under premises liability laws.

It is expected that a property owner will maintain a safe environment for those they invite to their home or business. If a deck or balcony has weakened supports or other structural issues, the property owner is responsible for repairing it or keeping guests off the structure. The same is true if the deck fails under too much weight. The owner should monitor how the deck is used and limit the number of people and items that are allowed on it at one time.

Deck and balcony collapses can cause severe injuries, especially if the structure is located at a higher level. Fractured bones, internal injuries, spine/back injuries and head trauma are all possible. Victims deserve to have their medical bills and other damages paid by the responsible party, which is usually the property owner.

Contractor Liability in Deck Accidents

There are some circumstances where the property owner may not be responsible if a deck or balcony collapses. If the structure was recently built by a contractor and the collapse occurred due to poor workmanship or materials, the contractor may be liable or share liability with the property owner.

If a family member or you were injured in a deck or balcony collapse at a business or someone’s home, contact our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law. We can explore your options to seek compensation for your injuries and losses, whether it is from the property owner, their insurance company or a building contractor. Call to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

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