Since your deck collapse accident, your list of damages may be long. You might be suffering from serious injuries and struggling in many ways. However, the property owner could be liable for those damages.
A Conyers deck collapse accident lawyer can help you list your damages, establish the property owner’s liability, and recover your damages. During a free consultation at Kaine Law, we’ll explain how a lawyer will recover damages and work for you on a very affordable contingency-fee basis.
Compensation for Your Damages
After your deck collapse accident, you may have physical, financial, and other damages. You might also have additional damages in the future as well as damages you don’t realize that you can claim. A personal injury and premises liability lawyer from our firm can help you determine what damages you can claim and be compensated for, your list of damages may include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical impairment or disability
- Mental and/or emotional suffering
- Bills for hospitalization
- Bills for physical therapy
- Lost work wages and benefits
- A lower earning potential
- Personal property damages
- Wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one in a tragic deck collapse accident
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Liability for Your Damages
You have a premises liability case if you were injured by a deck collapsing on someone else’s property. In your case, a licensed contractor may be liable for the accident and your damages, or the property owner could be liable. Either party may be liable because they:
- Did not build the deck in accordance with local construction ordinances
- Built the deck with insufficient materials
- Neglected to notify you that the deck was still under construction
- Neglected to put up signage alerting people that the deck was damaged
- Did not maintain the deck or the connecting ledger board properly
- Did not install proper foundation supports for the deck
- Let dry rot deteriorate the deck
- Overburdened the deck with a hot tub or too much deck furniture
A Conyers deck collapse accident attorney from our firm can consult with a contractor we trust who may be able to provide insight into the incident and help your lawyer determine who is liable and why they are liable.
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How a Conyers Deck Collapse Accident Lawyer Proves Liability
Once your lawyer has determined who is likely liable for your accident and your damages, they will have to prove that liability. In order to do this, your lawyer will have to establish negligence in your case. They will need to start by looking for evidence that may indicate negligence, such evidence could be:
- Photos of the deck before and after the accident
- Deck maintenance receipts/reports
- Local construction ordinance codes
- Footage from a camera on the premises
- A witness’s account of the incident
- A contractor’s damage repair estimate or damage evaluation
Your lawyer will also determine how the property owner violated each of the four elements of negligence as this is another necessary step in proving liability. The elements of negligence are:
- Duty of Care (Property owner’s responsibility to act carefully)
- Breach of Duty (Property owner’s irresponsible action or inaction)
- Causation (How the action or inaction led to the incident)
- Damages (Your compensable losses)
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Negotiate Your Settlement
At Kaine Law, we understand our clients depend on their settlement so they can take care of their health and move on with their lives. You can expect your lawyer to negotiate with the insurer in good faith and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Our lawyers also understand insurance companies want to protect their profits, such as by diminishing a claimant’s damages or even disregarding the case altogether. You can expect your lawyer not to tolerate that kind of behavior. If necessary, they can threaten to sue the insurer themselves as well as the property owner.
However, if both your attorney and the insurer negotiate in good faith, your case could settle with ease. Your lawyer will discuss a settlement offer with you before accepting it.
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Deadline for a Lawsuit in Georgia
Per O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, a claimant has two years from the date of their premises liability incident to file a lawsuit in Georgia. It’s important to meet this deadline because you may want or need to file a lawsuit at some point in your case. Your lawyer can help you meet the deadline by keeping your case progressing at a steady pace.
Our Deck Collapse Accident Lawyers Have Decades of Experience
At Kaine Law, our lawyers handle premises liability cases, like yours, exclusively and have decades of experience with such cases. During our practice, we’ve had a great deal of success with our clients, and our lead attorney, attorney Evan Kaine, has had so much success that he was able to qualify for the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Fewer than 1% of U.S. attorneys can qualify for membership in this group.
Our attorneys serve their clients on a contingency-fee basis which means you won’t have to pay any fees unless they are able to recover damages for you. If so, you’ll simply pay your lawyer a portion of your compensation amount. Most of our clients appreciate how affordable this arrangement is.
You can learn more about our team by checking out our video on the Top 5 Reasons Why Kaine Law Is Right for You.
Contact Kaine Law Today
Since your accident, you may be suffering from serious injuries and struggling with paying your medical bills. You deserve compensation for the property owner’s negligence in your deck collapse accident. Our legal team in Conyers will fight hard for your compensation.
If you would like to learn more about what a member of our team can do for you, reach out to us. During your free consultation, we will review your case with you and advise you on how to proceed. To consult with us for free, contact Kaine Law today.
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