Building and Ceiling Collapse
Were You Seriously Injured By A Collapsing Structure?
Any time we enter a building, whether it’s our own home, a restaurant, our work or anywhere else, we expect the structure to be safe. However, there are a number of potential issues, like poor maintenance, a construction defect, or other types of structural damage that could risk the integrity of the ceiling or the entire building. In these situations, parts or all of the structure could collapse without warning, risking serious injury to anyone inside or in the area like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or even death.
When a serious injury is the result of someone else’s negligence or reckless actions, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial burden of the medical bills resulting from your treatment and care. Our Tampa premises liability lawyers at Givens Givens Sparks are committed to working with each client we take on to ensure that they have the passionate and legal representation they require to secure the compensation they deserve. Contact our firm today to tell us about your situation and learn what options are available to you.
Common Types Of Building Failures And Collapses
Buildings and ceilings can collapse in a number of different ways depending on the type of structure in question. The cause can include:
- Defective Materials: Damage from prior use and/or poor manufacturing may result in the collapse of a structure.
- Manufacturing Errors: Issues including the failure to adhere to the approved design, poor workmanship, improper heat treating, poor material selection and incorrect sizing can lead to a building collapse.
- Failure to Consider Unexpected Conditions: Natural disasters, earthquakes, rain, ice, heavy snow or maintenance workers or occupants lacking the proper training to keep the building well maintained could result in this type of failure.
- Fatigue or Corrosion: The overall geometry or structural design or instability in the building material properties could eventually result in cracks forming at points of stress that grow and eventually result in total structural failure.
- Inability to Support the Load: Poor construction or poor architectural design could lead to this type of problem.
Give us a call at (813) 375-0109 to discuss your case with a member of our firm today.
An Experienced Attorney Can Make All The Difference
If you were seriously injured in a building or ceiling collapse, our Tampa premises liability attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks are prepared to work with you in order to ensure that you receive the experienced legal representation you need to secure the compensation you require to cover any medical bills or damages incurred in the incident. Give us a call at (813) 375-0109 to speak with a member of our firm about your situation today, or fill out our online form to start out with a free case consultation.
The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?
That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.