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What to Do If the Ceiling Collapses?

What to Do If the Ceiling Collapses?

Legal guidance for ceiling and roof collapse

In the event of a ceiling collapse, your health and safety are most important. If you or a loved one were injured as a result of a ceiling collapse, seek immediate medical attention. Nobody should have to experience the ceiling collapsing on them. This is especially true if the ceiling collapse was a result of negligence.

Document repairs and requests

It’s important to keep a log with any dates you requested repairs from your landlord/property owner. Try to keep track of who you spoke with as well as what the repair was for. Consequently, if your ceiling collapses, you would have notes of any associated repairs.

One vital step is to provide written and verbal notice to your landlord. Additionally, photograph the resulting damage before any of the debris is cleared. Keep track of any injuries as well as damaged and/or destroyed belongings.

Causes of a ceiling or roof collapse

Ceiling collapses can be caused by water damage, fire damage, termites, design and/or construction related errors, and more. A ceiling may be ready to collapse if it’s sagging, misshapen, cracked, stained, moldy, or leaking. Noises, such as creaking and cracking, may also be an indicator.

Contact a skilled lawyer

If you are seeking compensation after you or a loved one sustained a catastrophic injury, let the experienced ceiling collapse lawyers at The Licatesi Law Group help! We have over 40 years of experience assisting victims of ceiling collapse accidents. Contact one of our personal injury lawyers by calling 516-227-2662 and asking for a free consultation.

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