Get Maximum Compensation by Hiring a Roof Collapse Lawyer
The construction boom in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida is providing increased work for thousands of workers, including local workers and out-of-state workers and even workers from other countries. The extensive increase in fatalities in the construction industry has brought the industry under scrutiny. A rather large number of these construction projects are connected with dangerous conditions, inadequate supervision, and a lack of proper safety equipment, culminating into a dangerous, unsafe work environment.
Common construction site accidents that our personal injury attorneys at the Testa Law Group deal with include roof and wall collapses and ceiling collapse. Construction workers frequently operate on buildings that are only somewhat completed. These conditions contain such dangers as half-built walls, poorly secured ceilings, faulty plumbing within walls, shoddy construction, and unsafe architectural plans. These circumstances can add to the collapse of a ceiling, wall, or roof. If you or a loved one has been harmed in such an accident, we can help file a personal injury suit. We will evaluate your accident, explain your case, answer your questions, clarify the law, and present your options. To speak with a skilled and dedicated roof collapse lawyer call us at 877-780-9052.
Typical Causes of Ceiling and Wall Collapses
Construction foremen are often under pressure to cut corners and work quickly under unsafe conditions to finish projects on time and within budget. These methods put lives at risk. Although construction is a heavily regulated industry in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida, ceiling, roof, and wall collapses still occur. Some various causes of such accidents include:
- Improperly secured walls or improperly secured ceilings: A wall or ceiling lacking proper care and support can easily succumb to gravity or weight placed on it and, as a result, collapse and crush those next to or underneath the wall or ceiling.
- Falling debris: Equipment or heavy debris like steel rods can easily drop and land on a roof and cause a collapse.
- Malfunctioning equipment: Equipment or machine or operator error of big construction equipment can result in a wall toppling over or a ceiling crashing in.
- Plumbing and duct issues: Air ducts and pipes are frequently installed in walls and ceilings, and when improperly installed the weight of the pipes or ducts can result in a collapse.
General Ceiling Collapse Injuries
The type and severity of the injuries fluctuate based on various factors, such as whether the worker was wearing a helmet, nevertheless, common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Joint injuries
- Organ damage
Establishing Liability in a Construction Accident Lawsuit
Construction accident cases fall under what is known as personal injury law, that grants compensation for victims of negligence, carelessness, or recklessness. Construction enterprises regularly involve a network of parties, including developers, contractors, tenants, architects, landowners, construction companies, insurance companies, machinery manufacturers, and more. The plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant had a duty of care owed to the plaintiff. Often there are various responsible defendants in a construction accident case, such as the construction company accountable for supervising the labor and the architectural company accountable for the faulty blueprints. The plaintiff must show that the defendant(s) breached their duty of care to manage a safe construction site, clear of dangerous conditions. This can be secured, for example, by demonstrating a lack of proper supervision or a lack or proper safety gear. The plaintiff will need to prove that the responsible parties either knew or should have known of the dangerous condition and did not fix it; thus, speaking with a dedicated roof collapse lawyer is crucial.
Get a Tough Roof Collapse Lawyer to Win Your Case and Pave Your Future Recovery
If you or a loved one were injured by a sudden and unexpected ceiling collapse at a construction site, contact a skilled and dedicated roof collapse lawyer at The Testa Law Group now to schedule a free consultation at 877-780-9052 with an experienced roof collapse lawyer.