Decks are built to be strong so they can hold multiple people at one time. They are great for relaxing on, parties, or having calm family gatherings. Some decks are no more than several feet off of the ground, while others can be attached to the upper floors of multistory buildings. Regardless of the height of the deck, a collapse can cause very serious injury or even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one was killed in a deck collapse, you may be able to hold those responsible for the collapse accountable for costs associated with the accident. Those costs can include medical expenses, lost wages, childcare costs, pain and suffering, and more. With the help of an experienced Mankato personal injury attorney, you can actively, effectively, and aggressively pursue damages.
Helping You Move Forward
At Farrish Johnson Law Office, we help you move forward. While we cannot take away the fact that you were injured or that you lost a loved one, we give you the compassionate and skilled representation that you deserve. We will investigate the cause of the accident to determine what happened and who is responsible. This enables us to build a strong claim for you. We also utilize your medical records to show the injuries done to you and how they have and will affect the quality of your life. Common injuries in deck collapses include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Head and brain injuries
In the past when these accidents have occurred, individuals have also been killed. In that case, a wrongful death suit may be appropriate.
Holding The Responsible Accountable
There are different reasons why decks collapse. The most common are design defects and faulty materials. Another reason is bad craftsmanship. It is very important that your Southern Minnesota personal injury attorney gets to the bottom of why the collapse occurred. Through determining why it happened, who was responsible is revealed. Perhaps the collapse was the result of a deck builder that didn’t do the job they were supposed to do or the deck was built with poorly manufactured materials. This means that the person who built the deck or the company that manufactured the materials could be held responsible. The cause could even be a combination of both. All negligent parties can be named in the claim so that adequate compensation can be recovered.
Contact A Mankato Personal Injury Lawyer
Decks are supposed to be constructed in a way that they hold a lot of weight. If their design or the materials are faulty, then the deck can fail and cause serious injury or even death. Such incidents have occurred at family gatherings, public events, and parties. If you or a loved one has been the victim in a deck collapse, it is possible for you to hold the material manufacturers, builders, and others responsible for the monetary damages that have resulted. To learn more about your rights and options, visit www.smithjonessolicitors.co.uk/ for a free consultation.