Deck, Roof, Railing Collapse Lawyer Philadelphia
Falling from any height can be disastrous and even deadly. Every year, we hear in the news about a deck collapsing, a roof giving way, or a railing coming free and causing horrific injuries or even death to those using it. If you, a loved one, or a friend have been injured in an accident involving any of these situations, it is highly important that you contact a professional with the necessary experience to handle your case. At the law offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, our lawyers and staff have experience in these types of catastrophes. Contact us as soon as possible. Our Lawyers and staff will interview you for free and explain the complexities of these types of cases.
Decks, outside railings, roofs and the like are governed by codes both involving both the construction process and the materials used. Our office has a network of professionals on call to investigate these types of accidents.
The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) keeps track of incidents that involve decks collapsing. They estimate that most of the collapses occur because the decks are not maintained properly, are old, carry too much weight or aren't properly constructed. More importantly, they believe that over 40,000 decks in the United States are in great need of repair and are unsafe.
When you go to a business, a restaurant, or someone's home and there is a deck or other type of construction present, inspect it for obvious signs of wear and tear. Ask questions about how many people are allowed to be on the deck. If you cannot get the answers you want or see something that looks suspicious, do not go on the deck.
Injuries involved with deck, roof, and railing failures include death, brain damage, crushed bones and cartilage, fractures, cuts, and leg and hip injuries. As you can see, the range of injuries is very broad. However, no matter which injury you experience, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin are ready to provide their services. Give us a call. The consultation is free!
What are my rights if I am hurt in a deck, roof or railing failure?
People's rights are governed by the status that a person has on another's property. If you are there for business, then you are owed the highest duty of care by the owner of the property. If you are there to spend money by being on the property, then you are an invitee and again, you are owed the highest duty of care. Below the invitee status is licensee status. You have permission to be on the property but the owner is not responsible for you like they would be if you were an invitee. The duty to inspect for hidden defects or problems is not the responsibility of the owner. If you are there without permission then you may be deemed a trespasser. A trespasser is not entitled to many rights as compared to an invitee or licensee.
At the Law offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, our lawyers will go to great lengths to explain the distinctions between an invitee, a licensee, and a trespasser. They will counsel you on what to expect and will dispel any concerns you may have. Again, the consultation is free, so just give us a call!
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