Philadelphia Deck Roof Railing Collapse Lawyer
The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) keeps track of incidents that involve decks collapsing. They estimate that most of the collapses occur due to the deck not being maintained properly, being old, carrying too much weight, or not being properly constructed. Overall, they believe that over 40,000 decks in the United States are in great need of repair, and are unsafe.
Falling from any height can be disastrous. 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 has been injured in an accident involving any of these conditions, it is crucial that you contact a professional with the necessary experience to handle your case. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our lawyers and staff have experience with 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 kinds of cases.
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 if you see something that looks suspicious, do not go on the deck. Decks, outside railings, roofs, and the like are all 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 attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have advocated for many people who have been in similar situations as yours. However, we never make any unnecessary assumptions. Our main priority is to help you receive full compensation for the injuries you have endured. We will work with your physicians to understand the severity of your injuries and the medical attention you need such as physical therapy. Our attorneys have handled almost every type of premise liability claims conceivable. We will apply our years of experience and strong background handling highly complicated premise liability cases to your advantage. Put our knowledge and legal resources on your side.
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, P.C. 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?
A person’s rights in these cases are governed by the status that 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, once again, you are owed the highest duty of care. Below the invitee status is licensee status. In this case, you have permission to be on the property, but the owner is not responsible for you to the same extent they would be if you were an invitee. So far as licensees are concerned, 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, in comparison to an invitee or licensee.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our personal injury lawyers will go to great lengths to explain the distinctions between an invitee, a licensee, and a trespasser clearly to you. 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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