Wall collapses have been the cause of some of the most disastrous construction site accidents in the history of our country. Construction workers can be buried under heaps of dirt, rocks, and construction equipment, and the typical result is death or horrific injuries like permanent disfigurement, crushed bones, amputation, spinal cord injuries, and brain damage. Wall collapses usually occur when walls have not been sufficiently reinforced. Use of defective materials, imperfect building plans or designs, and deficient inspections can all lead to catastrophic wall collapses. When walls are not properly braced, even strong winds sometimes cause them to fall. These devastating effects show just how important it is to be cautious when working with, or around, potentially dangerous objects. Making sure walls are properly braced or enforced, equipment is working and in good condition, and wearing the proper safety equipment can all help reduce the risk of wall collapse injuries or death. Accidents are never 100 percent preventable, however. If you find yourself the victim of a wall collapse injury or know someone who is, you may need an attorney in order to get compensation for your injuries or suffering.What to do if you have been injured in a wall collapse accident:
First, it goes without saying that you need to get medical attention as soon as possible for yourself and anyone else involved in the accident. It is also crucial that the accident be investigated thoroughly. This includes preserving the evidence and interviewing witnesses. Interviewing witnesses can be an important element of the case, as witnesses can oftentimes provide information the victim may not know, or further insight and a different perspective that may be beneficial to the success of the case. A good personal injury lawyer will be able to accomplish this task for you, especially if evidence preservation on the site requires a court order. You should also contact the authorities responsible for oversight. Being thorough and proactive could make for a stronger case and more successful outcome.Call the Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP Today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199
It is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away if you have suffered an injury because of a wall collapse. You could be entitled to compensation, and the sooner you call, the better the chances that evidence will be preserved and that witness' memories will be fresh. At Altman & Altman LLP, our personal injury team has decades of experience getting results for our clients. We pride ourselves on our expertise, diligence, and client service. When you call us, we will explain your rights and options in a way that is understandable, clear and honest. Our overall objective is to make the person who harmed you pay for that harm, and we think that is a noble goal. Our team of talented lawyers is powered by a sense of justice and an enthusiasm for the law and our clients. We have been dealing with clients for years and know exactly what is it that you need. Our lawyers are thorough and meticulous and work hard to always provide you or your loved ones with the best results possible for your case. Call the attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online for a free consultation. Our consultations are always completely confidential. We are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns. Our lawyers work on a contingent-fee basis so there is never any risk in contacting us.