If you or a loved one has been injured when a deck collapsed, contact Butler Viadro, LLP, right away to work with experienced, reputable lawyers.
Our firm has the resources, including experts to help investigate, document and build a case that will provide maximum compensation for your injuries. We can assess whether the collapse was due to poor construction, overloading, deferred maintenance (e.g., “dry rot”) or other causes.
Liability for a deck collapse may arise under premises liability laws. The law requires property owners, lessees and/or property managers to keep their property free from dangerous conditions, or warn visitors about hazards that may cause injury. Apart from owners, lessees and managers, a contractor that negligently builds, repairs and/or inspects a deck may be legally responsible for damages that result from a collapse.
There are strict limits to file a personal injury claim following an injury from a deck collapse.
Deck Collapses Can Cause Life-Threatening Injuries
Property owners have a duty to comply with building codes to keep their premises safe. A deck may collapse for many reasons; when one does due to a violation of California state or local building codes and you or a loved one is hurt; the property owner should be held accountable for that harm.
Depending on the nature of your injuries from a deck collapse injury, and whether you were working at the time, our firm can help you recover for injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord damage and paralysis
- Head trauma and brain injuries
Additionally, if a loved one died as a result of injuries from a deck collapse accident, we can assist you with a wrongful death claim.
Experienced Premises Liability Litigators
Contact the attorneys at Butler Viadro, LLP, to assist you with pursuing a personal injury claim following a deck collapse.
You may telephone us locally in Oakland or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation.