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Ceiling Collapse Accidents

Our Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorneys Will Help Guide You Throughout Your Ceiling Collapse Accident Case

A ceiling collapse can be a terrifying experience resulting in serious injury. If the ceiling collapses near or on top of you, a head injury can easily result. Depending on how much of the ceiling comes down, damages can be as severe as broken bones, spinal injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, death and more.

The resulting damage can lead to thousands spent on medical expenses along with a lifetime of difficulty. The personal injury lawyers of The Licatesi Law Group are here to help you get the compensation you deserve, whether you are a worker, resident, or anyone else who sustained serious injury as a result of a ceiling collapsing.

Why Do Ceilings Collapse?

Oftentimes, prior conditions can cause the ceiling collapse to take place.

Numerous factors can contribute to a ceiling collapse accident. Some of these explanations include:

  • Issues with building design.
  • Straying from the original design during construction.
  • Construction related errors.
  • Improper materials used.
  • Heavy structure.
  • Fire damage.
  • Rust and mold caused by water damage.
  • Termite or other pest infestation.
  • Violating safety guidelines.

Determining the cause of the accident is critical in identifying who should be held accountable for your injuries. Once we determine who is at fault, we can fight to get reimbursement for damages caused.

Who is Liable?

The landlord/property owner is most commonly at fault. However, more than one person may be responsible for their actions or inactions. Engineers, architects, subcontractors, general contractors, landlords/property owners, and inspectors could all potentially be the ones at fault. It takes careful research and investigation into the accident to determine which party/parties caused the destruction. In order to hold the responsible party liable, a personal injury attorney must prove negligence resulted in the accident. Establishing who’s accountable could result in an analysis through the building’s history, potentially spanning over decades.

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Ceiling collapses are more common than you think. However, it’s not the only building-related accident that can occur. Someone’s ceiling could be another person’s floor that gave in. Stairs could collapse, taking you down with them in a new and unexpected way. The entire building itself could collapse as well.

If you or a loved one were involved in a ceiling collapse accident, or a related accident, The Licatesi Law Group is here to help. With over 40 years of experience, our attorneys are adept at navigating the intricacies of your case. Call us at 516-227-2662 for a free consultation. You may also contact our Uniondale or Brooklyn office online.

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