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Suffering Injuries From a Collapsed Deck? You Focus On Recovering, We'll Fight for Compensation

Atlanta Deck Collapse Attorney

Injured in a Deck Collapse? We Can Help You Build Your Case.

Deck collapse cases fall within the category of "premises liability" under Georgia law. This means that the owner of the property – in these cases, the owner of the collapsed deck – should cover your injury expenses through their insurance company.

If you have been injured in such an accident, there are a few steps that you must take:

  • First, if a deck collapses and causes you to fall, get medical attention immediately. This is important not only to get well, but also to document injuries that may have been caused by the incident.
  • Second, if you can take photos, do so! This is not a time to be bashful. If the neighbor, friend, etc. that invited you over to his deck (which collapsed) has any decency, he will understand. Wouldn't you understand if it was your deck that collapsed?
  • Third, speak with an attorney. Medical bills can pile up quickly, especially if you are forced to miss work. You owe it to yourself and your family to do everything possible to protect your rights.

What Kind of Compensation Can You Receive

The simple fact is that structural collapses happen all the time – more often than most people would like to know, since it is scary to think about. Unfortunately, serious injuries can occur when balconies and decks collapse, including broken bones, back and neck injuries, knee injuries, fractured hips, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, head trauma, and, in extreme cases, loss of life.

If you were the victim of a deck collapse due to the fault of a homeowner, builder, or other third party, you might be entitled to compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Instances of pain and suffering
  • Lost income due to missed time at work
  • Permanent losses
  • And more

Victims of Georgia structural collapses should be compensated for their injuries, and families who have lost loved ones in such accidents should also be compensated accordingly. However, deck collapse cases can be complex and should not be entrusted to just any lawyer.

Why Do Decks Collapse Sometimes?

For many homeowners who have a deck, balcony, or porch, this is a question of safety and liability. Because decks, balconies, and porches are exposed to the weather—heat, cold, rain, wind, and more—they can become weakened from climate changes. This means that they should be checked periodically to make sure there is no decay occurring beneath the surface that could cause a structural collapse.

Because poor (or no) maintenance could lead to a deck collapse, it is critical to your safety and the safety of your family and guests to inspect your structure annually and conduct preventive maintenance. This might involve having an inspector examine the deck or other structure from time to time and then making the recommended repairs to avoid a needless structural collapse.

Additionally, it is best not to host a party on a deck or porch. Most porches and decks are designed to hold a limited amount of weight. When 20 or more people are added onto the porch or deck, the structure may not be able to hold the extra weight.

Decks can also collapse because of:

  • Poor workmanship
  • Inferior or defective materials
  • Hasty construction
  • Disregard for safety standards
  • Lack of inspection upon construction completion

Any of the above-mentioned factors could cause a serious Georgia deck collapse injury or fatality, and the premises liability lawyers at Kalka & Baer LLC will review a victim’s deck collapse injury in a free consultation.

Call our Atlanta deck collapse attorneys at (404) 907-1594 today.

Consult with a Deck Collapse Lawyer in Atlanta

We have families and live in neighborhoods as well. The reality of the situation is that property owners often have insurance for these types of incidents. Many times, the incident can be handled with the insurance company in a manner that preserves friendships and good neighbor relationships.

Get help from an Atlanta personal injury lawyer today for the legal assistance you need.

Kalka & Baer LLC has handled many Georgia deck collapse cases, obtaining significant recoveries for our clients. If you have been seriously injured while on another's property, please call us. We understand the stress caused by a sudden injury, and you will speak with a knowledgeable attorney—not a receptionist or "case manager." If we are unavailable when you first call, we will call you back within 24 hours—and most likely well within that time frame.

Call now to schedule a free case evaluation with a firm recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers® and Georgia Trend's Legal Elite in 2009,2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016.

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