Balcony Collapse Attorneys in Deerfield Beach, Florida (FL)
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In the State of Florida, victims and families of victims harmed or killed in a balcony collapse are given a legal remedy to pursue justice and financial compensation for their damages. Balcony Collapse Lawsuits typically involve a family who has lost their loved one in an accident resulting from an unsafe balcony or balcony railing. The negligent care of an apartment, business, hotel, condominium, or office building puts innocent tenants, visitors, and customers at substantial risk for suffering a life-threatening injury or death. If you were injured or lost a family member in a balcony fall in Florida, and the claim is qualified per Florida Law, our Balcony Collapse Attorneys at Fuentes Berrio Schutt are here to help. Our legal professionals understand how traumatic these cases are, and our firm wants to help you secure the economic compensation your case deserves.
Fuentes Berrio Schutt is a Florida Injury and Wrongful Death Law Firm that provides highly personalized representation for Florida injury and wrongful death victims. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to make certain that they obtain full monetary compensation from those who caused their injuries or caused the loss of a loved one. We offer our personal injury representation services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you or your loved one pays nothing upfront to retain our law firm for your valid personal injury claim. We are paid after we have recovered monetary compensation on your behalf.
If you or anyone has been harmed in a balcony collapse accident, protect your rights and call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.
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How Do Balcony Accidents Occur?
Balcony collapse injuries and deaths happen in an instant. However, the cause of the accident is usually the result of an ongoing and uncorrected issue.
A few of the most common causes of balcony collapse incidents include:
Faulty Construction: In some incidents, balcony collapses have been linked to cutting corners or using cheap materials to save money on construction. Faulty construction places people in unsafe conditions.
Building Code Violations: Balconies and railings must adhere to rigid building standards to protect the public. When these codes are ignored, an accident could occur.
Rusted Parts or Rotten Wood: Balconies are exposed to rain, salty air, and other harsh weather conditions. Weather can cause wood to rot and metal railings and bolts to corrode or rust. If a balcony is not inspected and repaired regularly, a balcony accident can happen.
Improper Maintenance: Building owners must regularly maintain their balconies and balcony railings to ensure they are safe and are up to code. Failing to maintain the balcony or balcony railing properly
Failure to Inspect: Proper maintenance of balconies and balcony railings includes regular inspection and repairs. Without regular inspections, potential hazards go unnoticed and unrepaired.
Loose or Rusty Bolts: Exposure to weather causes bolts and screws to rust or loosen. Just one bolt failing can cause either the balcony or balcony railing to become unstable. Should an individual leans on a loose handrail or step out onto an unsafe balcony, the person could fall.
Any of the preceding problems could result in someone suffering a severe injury or death. These devastating and often life-threatening injuries can require costly medical care and ruin the victim’s quality of life.
Injuries Typically Sustained in Balcony Collapses and Railing Failures.
The injuries sustained during a balcony collapse or railing failure will vary depending on the circumstances of the accident and the height from which the victim fell. When the fall is from several stories, the injuries can become more serious and life-threatening. Our firm handles injury and wrongful death cases caused by balcony railing failures and balcony collapses.
The most frequent types of injuries sustained in balcony collapses and falls include:
- Fractured bones
- Internal organ injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Shoulder injuries
- Neck injuries
- Head trauma
- Crush injuries
The Duty of Care in Florida Balcony Collapse and Railing Failure Fall Accidents
When someone visits a hotel, rents an apartment hotel or other venue, they expect that the balconies are safe and well-maintained. In Florida, building owners are obligated to inspect and repair balconies and balcony railings to prevent balcony-related accidents. Should the property owners not properly maintain their property, they may be held liable and provide monetary compensation to the victims. Fuentes Berrio Schutt can review your claim at no charge or obligation and advise you if you are qualified to file a balcony railing failure lawsuit.
Are You Qualified to Bring a Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
When our law firm files a balcony accident lawsuit on behalf of our clients, we typically bring a basic negligence case or premises liability case against the property owner. To prove and win a Florida premises liability lawsuit, our attorney must prove four things:
- A hazardous condition was on the premises.
- The building owner or business was aware of the condition, or they should have been aware of the dangerous situation.
- The property owner or business did not take reasonable steps to correct the hazardous condition or warn others about the danger.
- The hazard caused injury or death to the accident victim.
Should your claim meets all four of those essential conditions, and your claim falls within the statute of limitations in Florida. In that case, you probably have grounds to file a balcony accident lawsuit. Protect your legal rights and call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.
Speak to Our Dedicated Florida Balcony Accident Lawyers and Receive Your Free Consultation Today
Fuentes Berrio Schutt represents injury and accidental death victims throughout the State of Florida. Our plaintiffs’ attorneys are ready to answer your questions and meet with you anywhere in Palm Beach County and Broward County, and especially the cities of Deerfield Beach, Lake Worth, Pompano, Hillsboro, and Highland Beach.
We are also ready to answer your balcony accident or wrongful death claim questions. Call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.