Roof Deck Injuries

In most cases, injuries sustained during the structural collapse of a roof or deck can be extremely serious. The building’s weight can make it very unlikely that any of the victims involved in a collapse will walk away without roof deck injuries. Porch, roof, balcony, and deck collapses occur primarily in the warmer months, and can cause serious pain and suffering, devastating injuries, and severe damages. Roof deck death could be caused from a structural collapse, or from a fall of a roof deck. If you or someone you love has suffered injury due to a roof deck accident, give Burns & Jain a call today.

Reason for Roof Deck Injuries

If a structure has been designed improperly or constructed poorly, a collapse could be imminent. Decks and porches that are old and have not been maintained properly can also collapse.  Overcrowding of such structures often leads to serious roof deck injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, closed head injuries, injuries to the spinal cord, paralysis, or even death. The attorneys at Burns & Jain understand the devastating effects of roof deck injuries, and can help victims receive the compensation that they need.

Roof Deck Injury at Home

Often homeowners will choose the build their own decks, roofs, balconies, and porches, and may not be aware of state building codes and standards. Even if a structure is built at home, it is still the responsibility of the builder and/ or homeowner to follow state guidelines and make sure that it is built and constructed in such a way to make it safe for anyone who may visit the site.

Homeowners Responsible in Roof Deck Injuries

If a homeowner does not follow these guidelines, he or she is responsible for any structural collapse or issue that causes roof deck injury or roof deck death. It is also the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain any constructed sites and to make sure that any debris is cleared away in a timely manner. If he or she fails to do so, the victims may hire a premise liability attorney. In such cases, others may be responsible as well, such as construction businesses, contracted construction workers etc. Burns & Jain understand that in order to have a successful personal injury case, one must bring a case against the homeowners as well as any third party involved in a swift and efficient manner. If you or someone you love has suffered from a roof deck injury, give us a call today.

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