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When Outdoor Balconies, Decks, and Porches Collapse

When Outdoor Balconies, Decks, and Porches Collapse

just one month there were several collapses throughout the nation, including the following:

A dock collapse on a Missouri lake happened during a thunderstorm on July 7, 2012, causing five people to be unaccounted for. Thankfully, all five people were subsequently found and no injuries were reported. However, some people involved in collapses aren’t so lucky.

A deck collapsed on July 14, 2012, at a home in Austin, Texas, injuring 10 people. About 20 people fell 18 feet to a canyon hillside below when the deck collapsed during a party. Six people were treated for minor injuries and four people were treated for broken bones and other non–life-threatening injuries.

A porch railing gave way on July 18, 2012, sending a 49-year-old Detroit woman falling from her second-story porch. Sadly, she died in the porch railing collapse.

Although fatalities and injuries from collapses are not as frequent as those that occur in auto accidents, you can see from the previous examples that collapse accidents and injuries happen more often than they should. Many types of structures are vulnerable to collapse, such as:

  • Balconies
  • Bridges
  • Decks
  • Docks
  • Piers
  • Porches
  • Stages

If you were injured in a deck collapse or your family member was killed in a balcony collapse in Georgia or anywhere else, please call theAlpharetta deck collapse lawyers at Kalka & Baer for help pursuing a Georgia premises liability claim. Call us today for more information and to receive a complimentary case consultation.


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