Building and Structure Collapse
Were You Seriously Injured In A Collapsing Building?
We expect buildings we enter, whether it’s our workplace, a restaurant,
our homes, etc. to be safe. Unfortunately, a number of issues including
construction defects and poor maintenance could cause or fail to account
for structural damage and risk the integrity of the building or structure.
If all, or even just a part of the structure collapses, those inside could
be at risk of serious injuries including
traumatic brain injuries,
spinal cord injuries, and even
Give us a call at (615) 933-2893 to discuss your situation with one of
our attorneys today.
Building and structure collapses are almost always caused by someone else’s
negligence, and if you were seriously injured by their lack of care you
deserve the chance to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you require
to cover any damages you may have incurred. At Kinnard, Clayton &
premises liability lawyers have more than 100 years of collective experience and are ready to put
that knowledge to good use helping you prepare for and execute a plan
of action that best suits your needs.
$1.6 Million Recovered For Injured Victim
Our attorneys have seen the damage a collapsing structure can cause first
hand. Our attorneys represented a man who suffered permanent back injuries
after a deck collapsed out from underneath him. He was visiting a home
when the incident occurred, and we were able to prove that it was improperly
constructed. Through our efforts, we secured a $1.6 million jury verdict
for our client.
How Can A Building Fail Or Collapse?
There are several different factors that cause buildings and structures
to collapse, including:
Defective Materials: Damage from prior use or improper manufacturing can result in the failure
and eventual collapse of a structure.
Manufacturing Error: Poor material selection, incorrect sizing, improper heat treating, failure
to adhere to the approved design, and poor workmanship could all result
in total failure of the structure.
Fatigue or Corrosion: Instability in the building’s geometry, design, or material properties
could lead to the formation and expansion of cracks at stress points over
time that could eventually result in the building’s collapse.
Failure to Consider Unexpected Complications: If those in charge of maintaining the building lack the training necessary
to perform their job’s necessary duties, or if the building is sabotaged,
vandalized, or damaged by a natural disaster it could become unstable
Inability to Support the Load: The size and shape of the building and materials used in its construction
could result in the structure’s collapse if those factors aren’t
properly worked out during the planning stages.
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Hire An Attorney You Can Rely On
Our premises liability attorneys at Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge have
helped injured victims fight for the compensation they require in their
time of need for the past four decades, and through our efforts we have
secured hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for
our clients. If you were seriously injured by a collapsing building or
structure, give us a call at (615) 933-2893 to discuss your situation
with one of our attorneys, or
send us your information through our online form.