Balcony Accident Attorney
Balconies are one of those luxuries that most people take pleasure in spending time on, whether at a party, barbecue, or simply soaking up the scenery and outdoors. Unfortunately, defective or poorly maintained balconies are extremely dangerous and can lead to serious injuries or loss of life. Whether a railing gives way or a person accidently falls over the edge due to an inadequate structure, it could result in devastating injuries. According to a report from the North American Deck and Railing Association, 40 million decks in the United States are more than 20 years old. This highlights the fact that many people think their decks will last forever and therefore do not take steps to ensure their overall safety. When property owners are negligent and fail to make sure their premises are safe, they may be held liable for their actions, or inactions, rather. If you or someone you love has been involved in a balcony, porch, or deck accident, we encourage you to contact a premises liability lawyer from Rad Law Firm right away. Our offices are conveniently located in Beverly Hills, CA and Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Brownsville, TX and we are available to talk for free today about your case.
Causes of Balcony Accidents
Unfortunately, porch and balcony accidents are often preventable and due to building code violations or poor maintenance. Some of the most common causes of balcony accidents include the following:
- Excessive weight
- Design or structural defects
- Weak support beams and railings
- Rusty nails or fasteners
- Building code violations
- Deterioration of foundation
If you were injured or a lost a loved one in a balcony accident or collapse, you may be able to bring a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the property owner or manager under the legal theory of premises liability.
Contact an Attorney From Rad Law Firm Today
Balconies can – and do – collapse due to poor maintenance, inferior construction, and exposure to the elements. The owner of the property has the duty to maintain balconies and porches to make sure they are safe and to built with adequately strong materials. Sometimes balconies can be built without adherence to the local building codes. Slats can be too far apart or missing, allowing children to slip through and fall. Railings can be weak or too low, allowing someone to accidentally fall through. There can be gaps in the flooring and other potential hazards. Public balconies can also be overcrowded, holding many more people than they were built to hold, again causing weakening and potential collapse.
If you’ve been injured while on a balcony, please call us. Our experienced lawyers can figure out who was responsible and help you to go on with your life.
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