Faulty Railings or Guardrails on Balcony, Porch, Deck

Massachusetts Premises Liability Lawyers

Collapsed Deck Injury AttorneySpring break, holiday seasons, and the warm summertime weather leads large numbers of people to gather, socialize and consume alcohol on outdoor balconies, porches and decks. Every year people that gather on these structures fall through or over porch or balcony railings. When most people walk on to a porch or balcony they assume that the structure and the railings are secure, properly constructed, maintained and up to code. Unfortunately, many business owners, homeowners and landlords who have a duty to keep the premises in a safe condition fail to meet their duty.

Business owners, landlords and home owners have a duty maintain their premises in a safe condition which requires them to ensure the railings on porches, decks and balconies are installed and maintained in compliance with building codes. Railings that are not built to code could result in children slipping through the railing posts and falling to the ground or trapping their head and neck between the railing post causing strangulation. Most railings must be a certain height to prevent children from climbing over the side and to prevent adults from tripping or tumbling over the side.

All property owners, home owners and business owners have a duty to make sure that their porch is safe for use. Porches, balconies and decks are heavy structures that usually don’t have foundations. Most of these structures are built on wooden posts or are affixed to the side of a building and as a result can only support so much weight. As a result a large group of people gathering for a birthday party or a barbecue may cause the structure to collapse causing serious injuries. Read More

Homeowners, business owners and landlords that own decks, porches or balconies have a duty to ensure that the structure is built to code and properly maintained. Failure to comply with the building codes and failing to take adequate safety precautions can leave a homeowner, business owner or landlord liable for any injuries sustained by third parties on the deck, porch or balcony.

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A negligent property owner that exposes someone to such hazardous conditions should be the one that has to pay for the medical bills and pain and suffering endured because of his lack of care. Attorney Noonan firmly believes this and he will zealously pursue your interests.

For decades the Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan has been helping clients throughout Southeast Massachusetts secure fair financial compensation for injuries by holding the negligent property owners responsible for the unsafe property conditions they expose the public to.  Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case in complete confidence.

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