These catastrophic events often cause serious personal injuries and wrongful deaths of individuals. Many homes, condominiums, and apartment buildings in the state feature decks, porches, and balconies. Often times, structures are often poorly designed, improperly constructed, and over-crowded, leading to collapses and falls. These accidents can lead to broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, closed head injuries, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, and even fatalities.
With time, even well-built and designed porches can eventually weaken, as screws and nails loosen and wood deteriorates. Nonetheless, it is a homeowner's responsibility to ensure structures they build on their property are safe and structurally sound before allowing others on the deck. If you or a loved one has been serious hurt or wrongfully killed in a porch or roof collapse, call Wood & Gresham, P.C., today.
Contact a Franklin roof collapse lawyer at Wood & Gresham, P.C., for a free initial consultation.
Homeowners Who Build Decks/Balconies/Porches On Their Property Must Ensure Their Safety
Homeowners who build their own decks, porches, or balconies on their property have the legal responsibility to ensure that it is properly built, designed, maintained frequently, and safe. When a homeowner fails to meet this responsibility and the structure collapses, causing injury or death to others, he/she faces a premises liability claim. Other third parties such as construction companies, an individual carpenter/worker, deck/porch designers, etc. may be held responsible if their negligence lead to a faulty design, manufacture, or upkeep of the structure, causing its failure and associated injuries or fatalities.
Our firm has successfully litigated and obtained settlements for those injured in such accidents. We fight for you to get you the compensation you deserve. We will amass a team of experts, including specialists, engineers, and designers, to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Homeowners Insurance Regarding Porch Collapses Is Often Complex
We deal with insurance companies daily and know their tactics. They will try to argue fervently that a porch/deck collapse, based on the circumstances, is not covered under a homeowners policy. We will not accept denial of a claim without a full and fair investigation of the policy and the surrounding circumstances.
Porch, deck, roof and balcony collapses have the potential to cause catastrophic, life-changing injury and even death. If you or a loved one has been injured or wrongfully killed in a porch collapse, roof collapse, balcony collapse, a fall from a roof, fall from a balcony, or an injury due to nonexistent or faulty guardrails, get in touch with our attorneys at Wood & Gresham, P.C., now.
Contact Our Foxborough Balcony, Porch And Deck Collapsing Lawyers
Call 508-384-2008 to contact Wood & Gresham, P.C., in Wrentham, Massachusetts to discuss your legal options if you or your family member has been injured or killed due to someone's negligence. We offer free consultations and can travel to meet you at your home. Let us use our unique experience to get the compensation you deserve. Our reputation often leads to favorable settlements for our clients.