A Lawrenceville, GA, deck collapse accident lawyer with Kaine Law can help you pursue compensation if you sustained injuries because of a dangerous deck, porch, or balcony. If a property owner fails to maintain their premises and doesn’t keep their deck in a reasonably safe condition, our personal injury attorneys can help you hold them financially liable for your damages.
Kaine Law Can Take the Stress and Worry Out of Your Personal Injury Case
Our attorneys have more than two decades of experience helping clients across Georgia seek justice from those who caused them harm. We know that insurance claims and lawsuits can be difficult to handle, especially while suffering from a personal injury.
Let us apply our legal knowledge to building a robust case and securing the monetary awards you need to get back on your feet. The team at Kaine Law can:
- Collect case evidence and work with subject matter experts on your case
- Prove a negligent property owner is liable for your injuries and damages
- Draft and file case paperwork, manage deadlines, and handle “red tape”
- Communicate on your behalf and negotiate for the best possible case resolution
- Prepare a premises liability case for trial if necessary
Getting the compensation you need for your deck collapse accident is important to us because we know how important it is to you. We genuinely care about our clients and their case outcomes, and we will work tirelessly to ensure you and your family are not strapped with the financial burden of injuries and losses you did not cause.
For a free legal consultation with a deck collapse accident lawyer serving Lawrenceville, call 404-214-2001
Georgia Property Owners Are Liable for Injuries Caused by Negligent Conditions
According to O.C.G.A. § 51-3-1, business and commercial property owners in Georgia have a legal obligation to “exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe.” When they fail to do so, and their actions result in injuries to those legally on their property, they bear financial responsibility.
Examples of negligence that could lead to a deck collapse accident include:
- Failure to replace split, rotting, or decaying wood
- Failure to repair loose or corroded fasteners in the ledger board
- Failure to build the deck according to local construction standards
- Failure to install secure (and up-to-code) railings and banisters
- Failure to install or repair damaged flashing
- Failure to warn guests or patrons about deck damage, construction, or unsafe conditions
- Overloading a deck with too many guests or patrons
- Overloading a deck with appliances, hot tubs, furniture, or other items
- Creating a fire hazard on the deck with the use of grills, fire pits, chimneys, or heaters
Our Lawrenceville deck collapse accident lawyers can help you demonstrate that a property owner breached the duty of care owed to those on their premises, causing your injuries and resulting damages. We can obtain evidence, which may include:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Cell phone video or surveillance footage of the deck collapse
- Photographs of your injuries and the accident scene
- Witness statements
- Testimony from building experts who can verify construction issues existed
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Deck Collapse Injuries Can Be Severe
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors reports that 45 million decks exist in the United States, and only about 40 percent meet safety standards. When decks collapse or stairs and railings fail, falls and other serious accidents can result.
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken, crushed, or shattered bones
- Cuts, lacerations, and contusions
- Neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- Loss of a limb or body part
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Organ damage and internal bleeding
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Our Lawrenceville Attorneys Will Fight for Medical Compensation and More
Our Lawrenceville deck collapse accident lawyers will pursue the maximum amount of compensation available to you so that your medical treatment and other losses do not jeopardize your family’s economic stability. In general, personal injury awards may include:
- Medical expenses. We can recover the cost of your medical bills and seek compensation to pay for your ongoing medical needs. Awards may include the cost of medical procedures, hospitalizations, rehabilitation and therapy, long-term nursing services, and medical devices and equipment.
- Pain and suffering. Injuries can have physical, mental, and emotional consequences that reduce your overall quality of life. We can pursue pain and suffering damages for physical pain and impairment, how your injuries interfere with daily living, and the loss of your ability to participate in hobbies and activities that once brought you joy.
- Lost wages and future lost income. We can seek reimbursement for lost earnings, benefits, bonuses, and earnings. Additionally, we can pursue compensation for the loss of your earning capacity if your injuries require you to cut back on hours, change jobs, or retire from the workforce.
- Personal property damages. We can seek compensation for property harmed during your deck collapse accident or damaged by a collapsed deck, including vehicles, electronics, cell phones, and jewelry.
- Wrongful death. We help families of fatal accident victims pursue wrongful death damages. Under O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2, a deceased spouse, children, or parents (in that order) can seek compensation for their loved one’s medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and lost income and future lost earnings. Survivors may also seek awards for the loss of their loved one’s council, advice, companionship, and care.
According to O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, you have up to two years from the time of your accident or your family member’s death to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. The statute of limitations will also affect your insurance claims. Make sure you get started before your window to seek compensation closes.
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Reach Out to Kaine Law Today About a Lawrenceville Deck Collapse
Our Lawrenceville deck collapse attorneys are here and ready to help you get started on the road to financial recovery.
Our team of dedicated personal injury attorneys can help you secure awards at no upfront cost to you. We work on contingency, so you pay nothing until and unless we win your case. Contact us 24/7 to find out more and take advantage of our no-cost, no-obligation consultations.