Determining the Cause of a Georgia Deck Collapse

Georgia deck collapse accident victims can pursue legal remedies. A premises liability attorney at Shane Smith Law can determine if a deck collapse victim has the grounds to sue and the appropriate parties to pursue compensation. We can zealously advocate for a victim's compensation for physical and financial harm.

Our attorneys can obtain the accident evidence to determine why a deck collapsed and identify the potentially responsible parties. These accidents can occur on a deck, porch, patio, stage, or bleacher. They frequently occur at hotels, apartments, sporting venues, bars, restaurants, and private residences.

Liability theories can be examined and sources of insurance coverage can be pursued, including:

  • The property owner
  • The property tenant or renter
  • The property manager, management company, or homeowner's association
  • Building supply vendors
  • The deck manufacturer
  • The deck contractor (this party may be immune from liability following final inspection unless there is proof of gross negligence, fraud, or a latent defect that could not be identified in an inspection)

We can utilize the services of experts who can determine and testify about a deck collapse accident's causes. Such experts may include:

  • Structural engineers
  • Building code experts
  • Construction inspectors

In a Clayton County premises liability suit, the injured party has an obligation to prove that the property owner's negligence was the proximate cause of the injuries sustained. Additionally, the victim must show that the owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and that the owner neglected to remedy the problem by making repairs or appropriately issuing warnings to protect the public from the dangerous situation. The property owner will attempt to show that the injured party did not exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would under similar circumstances.

If you have been injured in a deck collapse, call a Clayton County premises liability attorney at Shane Smith Law to schedule a free legal consultation.

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