Floor Collapse Injuries
They’re the apparatuses that support us on the inside of buildings every day without us giving them a second thought. When floors collapse, they can cause serious and debilitating injuries or even cause death, depending on how high up the floor was located and the manner in which the floor collapses. If you were injured in a floor collapse incident, you may be entitled to financial compensation and the personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP will help you through the process.
Just last November, a floor collapsed at a night club in Spain, causing serious and minor injuries to dozens of people who were plunged into the cement basement of the club. Some suffered serious fractures, and there were fears that some could have become trapped in the ensuing rubble. It was readily apparent the situation could have wound up much worse.
In the United Kingdom, a construction worker recently fell over 10 feet while working on a new housing project due to supports underneath the floor becoming dislodged following other work being done on the house. The worker stepped onto a spot that wasn’t supported (unbeknownst to him) and suffered multiple serious fractures as a result. The construction company was fined as a result.
In other situations, like a recent incident that occurred in Dallas, a floor collapse can be caused by too many people inhabiting an apartment. In this case, far too many people attended a party and were jumping up and down and caused the collapse. Attendees of the party may be able to hold the host of the party, or the host’s landlord, accountable for any injuries they sustained due to allowing the dangerous party to occur, or not stopping it once it got out of control.
Other situations are even scarier, like one that happened in Kentucky where a floor collapsed for seemingly no reason – at least not one that could have been known about by the inhabitants. The incident didn’t harm anyone but it left the residents temporarily homeless.Let us advocate for you
Whether the floor collapse happens due to causes beyond your control – like an old faulty floor succumbing to years of aging and collapsing when you get a new piece of furniture and set it down inside the second story of your home – or happens on the job, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands how to handle an injury claim and get you the money you need to continue living your life.
At Altman & Altman LLP, we have over 50 years of experience handling personal injury cases of every different type imaginable. This has not only given us the prowess to handle your case satisfactorily, it has made us uniquely able to work with you on a personal level as you navigate what may be a very difficult time.
We understand that injuries – whether they occur at work and you’re uncertain about how to collect workers’ compensation, or you are left seriously debilitated and are uncertain about how you are going to make enough money to support yourself or your family – can be life-changing experiences. That is why we strive to provide you with a calm, steadying and professional experience while we handle the complicated legal issues which often surround an injury claim.
Our personal injury lawyers are also local. We live and work throughout Massachusetts and the Greater Boston area and consider it home. We will never be more than a phone call or a short drive away if you have any concerns or questions, and we provide free consultations to go over the details of your case.
Call us today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199. We are available 24/7.