Liability theories can be considered and sources of insurance coverage can be pursued in Georgia deck collapse accidents. A premises liability attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can determine if a deck collapse victim has the grounds to sue and the appropriate parties to pursue for compensation. We can zealously advocate for a victim's compensation for physical and financial harm.
A deck in another state that was filled with people posing for a family Thanksgiving Day photo collapsed 15 feet, causing 22 people to be hospitalized with assorted injuries. According to local police, emergency personnel from five different departments responded to the afternoon incident that saw the deck fall from the second story onto a concrete patio. A total of 16 ambulances took the injured people to hospitals with injuries ranging from broken arms and ankles to sprains, cuts and bruises. Six people suffered compound fractures. A total of 29 people were standing on the deck when it collapsed.
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 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 lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.