For most people, a party or BBQ on a deck is a great way to have fun and connect with friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, these parties can go tragically wrong when decks collapse and cause injuries. If you have been hurt in a deck collapse in Savannah, you may be able to demand damages. A Savannah personal injury lawyer can fight for your deserved compensation.
Decks do not collapse by themselves. If they are properly built and guests are being properly supervised, there should be no problem. But, when that does not happen, and people get hurt, Kaine Law can help. We believe in standing up for accident victims, and we want to stand up for you too.
Who is Liable When Decks Collapse?
Decks are usually attached to private homes or businesses. That means the home or business owner is responsible for the construction of the deck and the safety of the guests they invite onto the deck. Even if a property owner hires contractors to build the deck, the property owner could be liable.
In cases where a deck collapsed due to poor construction, we might demand damages from the property owner and whoever built the deck. However, some property owners rent or lease out their decks for private parties, and the hosts allow too many people onto the deck, which overloads it and causes a collapse. In that case, we may be able to hold the property owner or party host accountable.
Our Savannah deck collapse accident lawyers will look at all the circumstances leading to the incident. Anywhere we find evidence of negligence, we demand damages from the negligent party.
For a free legal consultation with a deck collapse accident lawyer serving Savannah, call 404-214-2001
How We Prove Negligence Caused Your Deck Collapse Accident
Personal injury laws cover deck collapse accidents in Georgia. Our lawyers can help prove the injuries you suffered in the collapse meet Georgia’s personal injury standard for negligence. The first element of that standard is the “duty of care,” which means anyone who invites people onto their premises has a legal obligation to take reasonable measures to ensure their safety.
Examples of reasonable measures include constructing the deck to a high standard, getting all the required permits to build it, and not letting the deck become overloaded with guests. If we find the property owner’s (or host’s) failure to take these precautions led to the collapse, we will have met the second element of the standard, which is a failure by the negligent party to exhibit the required duty of care.
Third, we can help prove that the failure to exercise this duty of care caused your injuries and that you have suffered damages (e.g., economic losses, expenses, and other non-economic damages) due to these injuries. After demonstrating how your claim satisfies all these conditions, we will have a solid case to demand damages on your behalf.
How an Attorney Can Help Your Claim
Once we have established negligence in your case, we can move on to the next phase, demanding damages. Our attorneys will add up the total cost of your economic and non-economic damages and include them in a formal demand for damages from the negligent party. If they accept liability, we will represent you in direct negotiations to reach a financial settlement.
If that does not work, we will take the evidence gathered via witness interviews, medical bills, and any video footage of the incident and pursue your case in court. We will file your claim properly, prepare you for trial and fight your case in front of a judge and jury. Throughout this period, we will treat you with the care, professionalism, and compassion you deserve. Your well-being is our top priority.
We are not in this to collect a quick settlement. Instead, we practice personal injury law because our entire team is committed to helping accident victims get the compensation they need to rebuild their lives after being hurt through no fault of their own. That is why our motto is “In Pain? Call Kaine.” We are here to fight for you when you are too hurt to do it yourself.
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Recoverable Damages in a Deck Collapse Injury Claim
The potential damages we demand after a deck collapse fall into the following classifications:
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
Economic damages are the total cost of the accident’s impact on your life. Examples of these include:
- Accident-related medical bills
- Reimbursement for lost or diminished income during your recovery
- Cost of retrofitting your home or car (e.g., handicapped ramps or showers) to accommodate your injuries
There are also cases where victims suffer permanent disabilities that prevent them from ever working again. If that is your situation, our demand for economic damages will be adjusted to include a lifetime of lost income. The same thing holds in cases where you need continuing care to treat your injuries, such as a live-in nurse or the cost associated with relocating you to an assisted living facility.
Non-economic damages refer to losses you suffered in the accident that are not financial but still harm your life. For example, the pain and suffering you experience after a deck collapse or the long-term diminished quality of life that comes with a permanent disability are all things we can demand compensation for.
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Determining the Value of Your Deck Collapse Accident Case
Our deck collapse accident attorneys will demand the full measure of your economic and non-economic damages. Although we always seek the maximum damages for our clients, the amount we demand varies from case to case. Therefore, the total of your damages is unique to your case. If you are interested in getting an estimate on the value of your case, we offer free case consultations.
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Discuss Your Case with a Savannah Deck Collapse Accident Attorney Today
One of the most traumatic things about the aftermath of any accident is being hurt and feeling helpless while the medical bills pile up. This is especially true if you are unable to work. What is worse, the mental stress that comes with not knowing how you will pay the bills. That is why we take accident cases on a contingency basis.
Our Savannah deck collapse accident lawyers will fight every aspect of your case, from the initial consultation through trial, and you will not owe us a fee unless we win. If we cannot negotiate a settlement or win a verdict in your case, you will not owe us anything for our services. You do not have to suffer through the aftermath of a deck collapse accident alone. Call Kaine Law, and let us fight for your rights.