Information about Ceiling Collapse Accidents
Ceiling collapses can occur suddenly. This can result in serious and catastrophic injuries to unsuspecting workers or tenants. Ceiling collapse injuries are preventable. Often, before a collapse, ceilings become discolored and then bulge.
One of the best ways for accident victims to respond in these situations is to quickly obtain the assistance of a skilled injury attorney who can help create a strong legal strategy to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Who is Responsible for Ceiling Collapse Accidents?
The property owner, property manager and building contractor could be responsible for a ceiling collapse depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. In order to hold any one of these parties responsible your attorney will need to establish which party owed the injured party a duty of care, and then violated that duty care.
Breach of Duty in Ceiling Collapse Accidents
A building owner, landlord or contractor violates a duty of care when they know or should know that a building has a deadly condition and requires repairs but fails to perform them. A deadly condition causing a ceiling collapse could be as simple as a leaking ceiling pipe.
Evidence must also be presented to a court of law that the building owner or supervisor either was informed about this condition, observed it on their own, or through the exercise of reasonable care would have discovered the dangerous situation. If a person decides to complain to a supervisor, building owner or landlord about the building’s condition, it is a much better idea to do so in writing rather than to rely on oral warnings. A copy of the warning can later be provided as evidence that there was adequate warning about the conditions that were likely to result in a ceiling collapse.
How to Respond After an Accident
If a ceiling collapses and you are injured, it is important to document the scene of the accident before it is cleaned and repaired. It is also a wise idea to contact a building inspector who can document how the accident occurred. In response to these accidents, the building’s owner, landlord or contractor will likely respond that they were not informed about the deadly conditions or that these conditions arose so quickly there was not time for repairs. A skilled attorney, however, can help accident victims create a strong response to these claims.
Speak to a Skilled Ceiling Collapse Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one is harmed in a ceiling collapse accident, you can end up facing large medical bills, life-changing injuries, and a variety of other complications. By our ceiling collapse lawyer you can make sure that you have the legal representation necessary to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule an initial free consultation.
We offer a free, no-obligation legal consultation to help you understand your rights and the value of your case.
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