Personal Injury

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 death.

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 & Beveridge, our 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 and collapse.
  • 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.

Why Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge?

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

Verdicts & Settlements

Our dedication to our clients and our determination to seek justice have lead our firm to record-setting victories. Learn more about some of our most notable cases.

See Our Past Victories
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    'Bette Donathan was in an automobile accident. An error in her surgical preparation left her paralyzed from the waist down.

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    Cory Wade, 17, suffered multiple injuries from a car wreck. Several different doctors attempted to remove and insert his trach tube, which eventually led to his severe disability.

Tell Us About Your Case

To schedule a detailed consultation with one of our Nashville personal injury lawyers about medical malpractice, a catastrophic accident, or wrongful death, contact our office today. Let us put our team of respected legal professionals, independent investigators, and medical experts to work on your case immediately.

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