Long Island Building Collapse Injury Lawyers

Firm assists victims in Nassau County, Brooklyn, Queens and other New York locations

When a building falls down unexpectedly, people inside and nearby might not have a chance to escape. Some victims of structural collapses don’t survive, while others are never the same because of their injuries. Licatesi Law Group, LLP, with offices in Uniondale and Brooklyn, battle for New Yorkers hurt in building collapses across Long Island and the five boroughs. If you were harmed, or lost a loved one in this way, our attorneys will pursue maximum compensation for you through a settlement or verdict.

Causes of building collapses

Our attorneys have recovered more than $100 million for personal injury clients in Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as the five boroughs. With this track record, you can count on us to deliver the highest levels of legal representation and service no matter what triggered the building collapse in your case. Common causes of structural failures include:

  • Construction accidents
  • Weather events and other natural disasters
  • Failure to maintain structural integrity of a building
  • Breakdown of load-bearing elements
  • Poor architecture
  • Fires and explosions

Collapses caused by these and other factors have devastating consequences for victims, such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and sometimes even paralysis or death. With so much at stake, you deserve an attorney who has successfully litigated these cases.

Attorneys handle accident claims involving residential and commercial properties

Whether it’s a family home or a high-rise office building, a structural collapse is capable of causing devastating damage. Seeking experienced legal counsel in these cases is particularly important because there might be several different defendants, each of whom has an insurance company determined to minimize their financial exposure. Many collapses occur while a structure is under construction or being repaired. In other cases, infrastructure problems in older commercial, industrial and residential properties could have been missed or intentionally ignored for cost reasons.  

Establishing liability and damages in a building collapse case

A building collapse could be the result of one sudden event or years of neglect. Whatever happened in your case, we carefully investigate the relevant circumstances to establish liability and document the damages you have suffered. We work with experts to analyze the evidence and are always prepared to go beyond the official explanation when the facts say otherwise. Victims of building collapses frequently suffer catastrophic injuries, and we collect the documentation needed to maximize your financial recovery, which can include compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Reimbursement of medical expenses
  • Current and future income lost due to your injury
  • Occupational therapy and other types of rehabilitation
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Home modifications to accommodate your condition
  • In-home care
  • Permanent disfigurement

Some people who are caught in a building collapse don’t make it out alive. In these tragic situations, our firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death litigation seeking payment for funeral expenses, income the decedent would have earned during their lifetime and other types of compensation authorized under New York law.

Contact a New York building collapse injury lawyer for a free consultation

Licatesi Law Group, LLP advocates for the victims of building collapses and their families throughout Long Island and New York City. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, please call 516-227-2662 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our offices are in Uniondale and Brooklyn.