Birmingham Porch Collapse Attorneys
Many residences, restaurants, and other businesses incorporate a porch into their structure, creating a space for guests to enjoy sitting outside. Whether the porch is a small deck on the first level, or a larger, more elevated platform with a view, it is important that these structures are built safely and maintained properly. It is the responsibility of a property owner to ensure that their porch does not pose an undue threat to the welfare of guests on the property.
If you have been hurt in a porch collapse accident, you may be paying expensive medical bills and your entire way of life may have changed. It is important to know that you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages associated with an accident caused by a property owner’s negligence. Contact the Birmingham porch collapse attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205-414-8160 today to learn more about your rights.
Causes of Porch Collapses
Once a porch is built, it does not mean that it will forever be safe. It is essential to regularly inspect, maintain, and repair a porch, especially if the structure is built several stories up. The following problems with porches arise overtime and increase the chance of a collapse.
- Rotting wood
- Rusted nails, fasteners, and screws
- Foundation deterioration
A property owner may also have made the mistake of over-crowding their deck, adding too much furniture or a hot tub, or installing heavy appliances, making it more likely that the porch or deck will fail, endangering guests.
As a victim of a porch collapse, you deserve compensation. For more information about your legal rights and options, contact the Birmingham porch collapse attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., by calling 205-414-8160.