NY personal injury lawyer: structural failure likely contributor
Five people suffered minor injuries June 3 when an apartment building balcony collapsed in Long Beach, NY.
According to News 12, fire officials said the 63-year-old building appeared to have structural issues. Poor maintenance may also have contributed to the collapse.
News 12 reports tenants as have said that the “building is in a constant state of disrepair.” Structural engineers assigned to assess the situation have not yet released a report.
Residents of the two-story brick apartment building were told to stay off the balconies until repairs are made.
Assigning responsibility for construction accidents involving balconies, porches and similar structures
Construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand that people stepping out on balconies typically assume that they will safely support their weight. Unfortunately, many balconies, porches, and other structures are inadequately designed, constructed, or maintained.
Homeowners, business owners, landlords, hotel operators, and apartment complex owners have the responsibility of maintaining all parts of their buildings, including balconies, porches, docks and decks. A collapse of any of these structures can potentially cause life-altering injury or, even, death.
Personal injury claims and construction accidents
Serious personal injury and wrongful death cases may be linked to the negligence of others in the design, construction, maintenance and repair of structures, including porches, balconies and decks.
The Perecman Firm has successfully represented many individuals with New York personal injury claims and construction accident cases for over 30 years. They have won multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for individuals who were hurt, and families of those who have died. Contact a NY personal injury lawyer at The Perecman Firm.